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Old December 30th, 2018, 01:36 PM
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OK so spent this holiday off and on investigating why my stock motor was getting no spark. Finally found that the small, black, positive wire going to the coil inside the distributor housing had been cut by the spinning internals.

Pulled the distributor and patched that wire up. Decided to replace the coil with a spare I had just to cover my bases. Fired her up and BOOM plenty of current ........... which immediately burned up my Pertronix because I put the wires back on the coil backwards.

Dam-it.
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Old December 30th, 2018, 08:37 PM
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Wow....guess Im glad you found the no spark problem but that sucks on the pertronix...if it aint one thing....
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Old December 31st, 2018, 09:21 AM
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too funny. Thanks for the laugh.

Although looking the bright side, you found the problem.
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Old December 31st, 2018, 02:52 PM
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At the risk of sounding like an anal orifice, I still run everything exactly stock. Points, condenser, military coil (no Sino crap) and it just starts and runs. TMs tell you how to fix it.

But seriously, I hope you can fix it! Happy New Year everyone.
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Old January 13th, 2019, 01:34 PM
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It lives once again..... New plantronics ($150) mistake. Drove it around for a while today. Will need to get the seat pushed back ... modified so I can get to the brake pedal. My knees hit the steering wheel and prevents me from getting to the brake!!!! This is not new, I've had the truck for 15 years. Its just much worse ..... now that I'm fatter
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