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Old 01-26-2011, 04:19 AM
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Need electrical help

I just finished some up-grades to my wiring on my old 23 T bucket. Nowit will not start. The following are the issues I am encountering and would ask for help trying to solve them:

* The motor turns over just fine.
* I am getting power through the ballast resister to the coil (both the positive and negative side of the coil).
* However, I am not getting any spark from the coil wire to the distributor.
I have held the coil wire away from the engine block while cranking the engine and am getting no spark from the coil.

I'm certainly not an electrical person and I'm hoping it is something simple I can do to correct it.

Thanks for your help,

Jim

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Old 01-26-2011, 04:29 AM
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Hi Jim, Welcome to the site If you post this in the electrical section someone will help you out, The Intro section not everyone will check it. And tell us what ignition system you have.

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Moving this thread to electrical

Sounds to me like your points are not set correctly....if it has points
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Does it still have a point distributer in it now ? Or what type distributer set-up do you have in it?


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quick and dirty... disconnect the -12v wire on the dist side and hook up a 12" wire to it.. turn on key, hold plug wire comming from the top of coil close to ground and look for spark when u now touch the -12v wire to ground.. if u don't then that coil is bad... it has no choise but the spark or not spark..
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quick and dirty... disconnect the -12v wire on the dist side and hook up a 12" wire to it.. turn on key, hold plug wire comming from the top of coil close to ground and look for spark when u now touch the -12v wire to ground.. if u don't then that coil is bad... it has no choise but the spark or not spark..
What i was thinking also.

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