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Old 04-09-2011, 07:00 PM
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still no pain . (I know I got the pin letters right, A and C, they're printed on the connector and I just shoved the copper wire ends into them. by the way, I've held the plug wire boot in my hand and also tried looking for the spark with the plug and wire attached touching the engine, nothing, I assumed those tests will let me know?)

Is there anything else to check? maybe somethings broke?

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Old 04-09-2011, 07:19 PM
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the distributor is turning with the motor isnt it?
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il check hold on.
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yes it spins.
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well then there is something basic wrong.
Could be both dizzy have a bad module or pickup coil.
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test the pickup coil first
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pull the connector off of the ignition module. Put the ohm meter probes into the green wire and the white wire.Doesnt matter polarity at the moment. See what the Ohms is. should be between 600-1500 ohms. Do this first
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do your coils have this piece installed to them?
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yeah, its underneath the coil.
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i removed that 3 wire plug from the ignition module and probed the green and white wire and it just says 1. that needs to be replaced then? If my other non computer one is good can I use that?
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you can run the non computer one but if you are using the computer carb you will need the computerized dizzy to make it function correctly.
When you ohmed the pickup coil what scale was it on. remember you cant have your skin in contact with the probes as it will confuse the reading.
take a reading on the pickup coil with it set on the 2k scale or 10k scale. That should be a low enough range to give an accurate reading.
Sounds like it may be bad.
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Often the wire(s) at the pickup coil become brittle and break right where they go in. You can give them a little tug and see. I'm thinking those ESC equipped vehicles did not have a feedback carb. I used to just change the module and convert them to the earlier style HEI configuration, completely eliminate the 4 pin connector.
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I want to stay with computer type just because It's stock on my car.

oh okay well with my hand off the probes on the 2k scale I got .850 for the pickup coil.
should I test the module next? how is that done?

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You can take it to napa and they used to have a tester for those.
You could test the ignition coil. If that tests OK then the only thing left would be the module.I will look for the coil specs for you.
850 ohms is an acceptable value for the pickup(its OK)
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Look in todays posts. I revived a few older threads on the subject.I think they will help you out.
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