Sorry, But I have not been following this so if I am redundant Sorry again.
This can be done with a test light.
You need to narrow the problem to open or closed circuit.
Clip you test lamp on a good ground ( check the positive battery lead to make
sure you light works ).
Turn the key on.
1 Check the lead going into the dist. with the points open. See the light.
2 Check the lead with the points closed Don't see the light. <Grin>
If the problem is in the dist. i.e. one of the above is wrong.
1 -> If you have on light went the points are open , pull the lead off the dist.
and check the wire to the dist. with the light.
If it lights, the problem is in the dist. (Short circuit.) Check were the bolt
that goes thru the dist and that the white wire are not grounded.....
2 -> I the light is on when the points are closed ( Open circuit ) Check to
see if the light goes on when you touch the points end of the white wire. If
not, replace the wire. If it does check the dist bresker plate ground wire.
Hope this helps,
> if anyone has any advice on this, could you send it to me as well?
> jOn Walker
> 68 2000
> Quoting Andrew Jacobs <Legal-Z@worldnet.att.net>:
> > 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
> > it
> > 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,
> > but
> > 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
> > suggestion.
> > i appreciate the help so far.
> > thanks,
> > andy
> > p.s. ron i didn't call you at home because it is getting late here, but i
> > appreciate the offer.
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