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Re: Weak Fire Question

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russ1

01-18-2013 05:59:22
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I assume you have converted to 12 volt. Did you, by chance, install a resistor before a 12 volt coil? That would weaken the spark I think.




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Danny P.

01-18-2013 06:04:37
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 Re: Weak Fire Question in reply to russ1, 01-18-2013 05:59:22  
Yes, I converted to a 12v alt kit and system. I did put in a resistor the wiring diagram in the kit showed it. But what your saying is the kit is assuming I still have a 6v coil, points and condesor? Should I take it out and tie the two wires together? Thanks.



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Dell (WA)

01-18-2013 10:31:32
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 Re: Weak Fire Question in reply to Danny P., 01-18-2013 06:04:37  
Danny........gitta REAL 12V coil, NAPA IC-14. ($15, cheap) Never uses a resistor. Plus it makes hotter sparkies too. Condensers are known to be BAD right outta the box. And yes, the boys are right, yer points gitt INVISIBLE corrosion on them. Me? I clamp a clean $1-bill between the points (0.025") and pull. Iff'n yer really cheap, tear a strip from HEAVY brown paper grocery sack and use that. ........Dell, yer self-appointed sparkie-meister

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Jerry/MT

01-18-2013 09:16:36
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 Re: Weak Fire Question in reply to Danny P., 01-18-2013 06:04:37  
Before you remove the resistor, check the coil to make sure it has ~3.2 ohms resistance. Many so called 12v coils are 1.6 ohm coils that need a resistor on a 12 V system.



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