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what part on the distributor do i check to see if its getting power,and shouldnt i get spark at the coil wire to ground when the engine is being turned over. with the wire in the coil.I am not getting any spark.

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the wire stud on the side will have constant power. If your not getting spark, you have 1 of three issues. coil is bad, condensor is bad or points have no gap
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What year is the car?
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the wire stud on the side will have constant power. If your not getting spark, you have 1 of three issues. coil is bad, condensor is bad or points have no gap
I checked my points there was a hole burnt right thru the points i just put them in last year what would make them burn out so fast.
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You get 12 volts to the coil + side when cranking. It drops to about 7 volts when running. This is accomplished by the ignition switch feeding the coil from a regular wire when cranking or a resistance wire when running. If these wires are mixed up or the resistance wire is bypassed the points will burn up quickly. If your condensor is bad the points will arc and burn up also. Start with those two possibilities.

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