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R. Dave Carr

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« Reply #30 on: June 16, 2008, 01:06:13 PM »

I'd like to know how much voltage, if any, he's getting at the coil....
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« Reply #31 on: June 16, 2008, 05:14:16 PM »

Yeah Dave. . .But he doesn't even have a test light.  Can't afford one.
 
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Turn the engine over until the points are open.  Turn the key pn.  With a screw driver, jump across the point contacts and see if you have spark there.  You'll have to get pretty close. 
 
Make sure the points are clean.  Pull a dollar bill through them.
 
If no spark, then the coil still could be bad or you have a problem in the point circuit.  Can you scrounge another coil somewhere?  Anything will work for now.  Except for the resitor or nonresistor, a coil is a coil.  Check the coil wire too.
 
Do everything we are telling you exactly how we tell you. 
 
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R. Dave Carr

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« Reply #32 on: June 16, 2008, 05:20:27 PM »

What if he very temporarily bypases the resistor?  Rule that out once and for all?
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« Reply #33 on: June 19, 2008, 07:12:49 AM »

Foamy, if I sent you a voltmeter to check voltages, do you know how to use it?
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« Reply #34 on: June 19, 2008, 12:44:51 PM »

Quote from: carrman
What if he very temporarily bypases the resistor?  Rule that out once and for all?
 
He said he tried that already.  That was the first thing I told him to do
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« Reply #35 on: June 20, 2008, 04:55:04 AM »

yes i know how to test a voltometer. i HAD one but that was lost a while ago. i can see what i can do. she will sit for the weekdays now.(got a new job that takes me out of town during the week)
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« Reply #36 on: June 20, 2008, 05:07:55 AM »

Let me know where to send it.
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« Reply #37 on: June 21, 2008, 01:40:43 PM »

could it be the ignition module thing on the firewall??? would my coil make spark with a bad ground?? or with a bad condenser in the dizzy??
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« Reply #38 on: June 21, 2008, 01:46:34 PM »

You have electronic ignition?
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« Reply #39 on: June 22, 2008, 07:49:10 AM »

no but there is this box on the firewall with a 2 wire plug on it. one wire runs to the ballast resistor and the Alt. and to the ignition switch.(the blue wire)
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« Reply #40 on: June 22, 2008, 10:09:38 AM »

That's the voltage regulator
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« Reply #41 on: June 22, 2008, 11:49:06 AM »

yea there ya go. could that cause it??? i was also thinking would getting rid of points(petronix kit) be helpful????
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« Reply #42 on: June 23, 2008, 04:14:52 PM »

JB, I know Weeb swears by his Petronix but I think you'd be better off with a Mopar orange box set up. Just ask Dave,sorry he got my spare orange box off me already. Or even buy  a stock Mopar electronic set up from a junkyard (if you can find one up there) 
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« Reply #43 on: June 23, 2008, 05:13:39 PM »

He has to figure this out first. . .Let's not make it worse
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« Reply #44 on: June 23, 2008, 05:31:34 PM »

Focus on the problem at large first.
Yes Pertronix works,BTW!!
 
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