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Re: 53 Jubilee loses spark. Need troubleshooting help

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soundguy

11-10-2012 18:27:26
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if the condensor was shorted.. it would act like closed points.

if condensor was open.. it would let points arc and burn pretty quick.

you get some that self heal a bit then die out in a few minutes with warmth..e tc. but it's more rare.

run a hot wire to the coil.

clean points and regap.

use that known good coil.

see what you get with just the coil.. forget the dizzy cap..




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William Fissell

11-10-2012 18:59:18
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 Re: 53 Jubilee loses spark. Need troubleshooting help in reply to soundguy, 11-10-2012 18:27:26  
OK, will try again. feel like I did all that - new coil, wire from coil to spark plug, regapped the points and dressed 'em wiht a card... still nada.


I am puzzled that it's 4.5V on the dizzy side of the coil and 0V on the points... how could a 6" piece of copper drop 4.5V - it can't!

So, where is the likely resistance "point" - at the dizzy feedthu?

thx!



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soundguy

11-12-2012 06:02:23
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 Re: 53 Jubilee loses spark. Need troubleshooting help in reply to William Fissell, 11-10-2012 18:59:18  
chances are if it's dropping that.. it's a very bad connection somewhere else.. that's why i mentioned using a hot wire as a jumper to the coil. if it still drops 1.5v on other side of coil before dizzy.. that leaves you but one place to look.. at the feedthru.. and wy less likely.. the condensor.



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