If you are not getting spark to plugs, but getting spark from the coil wire the points are not your problem. It is in the cap and or rotor. If the plug wires are on wrong it may not run but it will still spark at the plugs. The wires can and may have been put on in different orientation as a battery ign unit can be put on any way and timed accordingly. Pull number one spark plug, turn engine by hand until you feel compression on number on cyl, turn until piston is at top or align tdc mark if you can find it, and then install plug wires to align with rotor. Firing order is l 3 4 2 looking at the cap from the rear, side wires plug in they go clockwise. The cover over points can stick bad. Have to get ahold of the two ears and try. Even if you do break it they will run fine until you can find another one.
Re: 404 distributor in reply to pete 23, 02-22-2013 15:31:50
I'm obvioulsy pretty green at this. To be clear with the coil wire disconnected at the cap I get spark when held by the frame. So the trick is to align the #1 wire to the rotor when it's TDC for #1 cyl? Thanks for your patience.
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