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Ford 9N, 2N & 8N Discussion Board

Re: new coil -still no spark


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Posted by Royse on November 04, 2013 at 16:14:36 from (69.36.58.178):

In Reply to: new coil -still no spark posted by Terry Luce on November 04, 2013 at 15:41:08:

Since you said "top of the coil" I'm assuming front mount.

Correct me if that's wrong.

What voltage do you have to the top of the coil?

Should be battery voltage with points open, about

half of that with them closed.

A test light hooked between ground and that post should

blink when you roll the engine over. May be hard to see on 12V.

If that's not happening, points may be opening and closing

but not making good contact. You could try cleaning them.

Contact cleaner and a piece of heavy paper bag clamped

between the contacts works pretty well.

Also may want to make sure the contacts on the new coil

are making good connections to the points and cap.

Another fairly common thing folks do is leave the rotor out

when they put the cap back on the distributor.

This post was edited by Royse at 16:15:31 11/04/13.



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