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Old 01-16-2012, 08:03 PM
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64 Falcon No Spark Issue

Hey guys I'm trying to help my buddy get his 64 Falcon (straight 6 2.8L) running and right now we've got no spark. We installed a new coil today and the points and condenser look new. He bought the motor used this past weekend and it's dirty from sitting but looks like it was tuned up soon before being pulled last.

There is no spark coming out of the coil at this point. I have voltage coming into the positive side in both the Run and Crank positions. However I measured 13V with it in the Run position. Don't the old Ford systems run a resistor to cut the volts down to around 9 in that position? Would this even cause a no spark or just burn the coil out prematurely?

Also how does the feed on the negative side of the coil from the distributor even work?

Thanks in advance for any help you can offer.

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Old 01-17-2012, 01:18 PM
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See the attached diagram. I haven't dealt with points for years but condensors seemed like they went bad allot on me. I'd recommend replacing the condensor and checking the point gap. Either one could create a no spark condition. Good luck.
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Old 01-17-2012, 04:37 PM
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After some testing it turned out that the points were bad eventhough they looked brand new.
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Hey guys I'm trying to help my buddy get his 64 Falcon (straight 6 2.8L) running...
Metric wasn't used on these engines to designate the displacement- it's a 170 cid straight or inline six.
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ahhhh the good ol days
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Old 01-17-2012, 06:28 PM
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Haha ii know....I felt funny even typing it but admittedly my six cylinder displacement knowledge is horrible. I had just been using my handy online parts app on my phone and just went with the metric figure.
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