On the older Datsuns, including the roadster, there was a special wire that
ran from the side of the distributor to the points. This wire (orginally
white) would sometimes break internally even though the outer sheath would
remain intact. Pulling on the ends of the wire will not give a true picture
if it is broken since you may be pulling on the sheath. Testing the wire
with an Ohm meter may also be inaccurate as the wire may make contact in
certain positions -- usually the same position as you are holding it to
test. You may want to check this wire and replace it if possible.
From: Andrew Jacobs <Legal-Z@worldnet.att.net>
To: firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com>
Date: Monday, June 14, 1999 6:31 PM
Subject: still no spark
>first i want to thank ron for his input so far, as well as giving me his
>phone number. i appreciate the hospitality of this list. now, on to the
>problem at hand. i have changed the coil and the ballast resistor, the
>points and the condensor. still nothing. i know my battery is ok because
>is still turning the engine over after maybe 20+ tries without any charging
>inbetween. where else can i look?? i thought maybe the ignition switch,
>when i turn it to the on position, all of the accessories work no problem.
>do i just need cut open every wire cluster and examine every wire? i hope
>not, but that is where i'm going next unless someone has another
>i appreciate the help so far.
>p.s. ron i didn't call you at home because it is getting late here, but i
>appreciate the offer.