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Old 05-13-2011, 06:27 PM
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what does this mean?

Come one come all test your strength.
No spark situation here.

New:
Distributor
Wires
Plugs

What is unplugged:
the connector to the computer
I have nothing connected to the tachometer (on the distributor)

Battery reads 12 volts, battery wire going to the distributor reads 12 volts, every single wire reads 12 volts I even tested the clamps for the timing light that go to the battery..12 volts. I put the alligator clamp on the spark plug wire with it plugged in and it won't flash.

I have a ground wire (jumper cable) between the engine block and the negative battery terminal. I have the clamp that holds down the distributor to the engine. And I also have that big fat negative wire going between the distributor hold down clamp to the negative battery terminal.

The engine is on a stand outside the car and my battery is sitting on a cylinder block..

Does anyone know why the timing light won't flash?
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What type and brand of distributer are you using?
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Old 05-13-2011, 07:09 PM
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computer controlled



http://www.performancedistributors.c...mputerdist.htm
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Okay I used an ignition tester (the clamp type one) and I see sparks now! yay. Sorry to bother you guys.
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