Coil has got power. only had a test light with me yesterday and that a good tip on making it blink though. I can try that. there are 2 ballast resisters on this engine and both were good. it was getting spark then suddenly it wasn't so something happened. All the parts are new in the distributor but I only replaced the points and gaskets myself I don't know the history or condition of the other parts. I do know the new points I found it with were installed wrong and of really poor quality. I also added plugs and wires to this engine.
The ballast resistors are both aftermarket ceramic types. one 1.5 ohm the other was 1.2 ohm I had previously tested them and the coil was 1.5ohm
Re: 9n ignition in reply to Glenn D, 06-17-2013 06:03:52
1.5 ohm 6v coil eh?
i think you may have a bit much primary resistance. i'm countinh 4.2 ohms. and that will make for about 2.85 amps
and since they are a plain cermaic type. they will be like that when cold.. menaing it may start hard. using the oem ballast resistor with it's thermal properties is usually more desireable, as it is lower ressitance when cold. still. if it WAS running with that setup. no need to muck with it. front coils are all over the place these days. I have seen plenty of 6v front coils that are .8-1 ohm.
1.5ohm is almost in sidemount 6v coil territory.. :)
Re: 9n ignition in reply to soundguy, 06-17-2013 06:21:19
Yes I thought since another post thread here said to keep it around 3.5a or lower then it would be safe so I left it like that.... it was starting ok just not running for long or tach-ing up. if I took one of them out. (I'll check the OE one, it's still under the dash but looks pretty bad and the one on the 2N was broken in half so I can't use that one) will it be ok at 4.4a ?
Re: 9n ignition in reply to soundguy, 06-17-2013 06:50:28
Welp turned out to be the breaker plate in the distributor is bad. it had some rust on it and the screw where the spring on the bottom of the coil broke out of the breaker plate. It was pretty clean by then I guess the PO cleaned it somehow but what was left was just too weak. So the new breaker plates come with the nose bushing so while I'm there should I get the shaft and weights too? the shaft seems ok but the weights are pretty dirty and don't spring back like they should.
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