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Old 02-11-2013, 06:45 PM
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thank you for suggestions. Again to clarify, my voltage reading at + side of coil is about 7.5 volts with the ignition in run position but engine NOT running. When engine is running the voltage is 14.2 which is the same reading I get on feed side of resistor. There is a wire that goes from coil side of resistor down to terminal on starter, I wasn't sure what that was for so I disconnected it, but voltage readings did not change. I will get a dwell meter, but keep in mind that car fires right up and runs great for 4 to 5 minutes then starts to break up. I am assuming that is because the 14 volts going to the coil and possibly points is overheating the coil and or condensor. I am baffled. I also unplugged the small wires going to alternator and took readings. The results still were the same voltage readings on both sides of resistor.
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