John it sounds like you are having a problem with the run circuit of the
ignition switch check the wires going to it and the switch good luck try
bypassing the switch on the run side to see if you get spark
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Wednesday, September 18, 2002 5:34 PM
Subject: Need some Ignition - Coil advise! The Saga Continues
> Well, heres the latest update. Today I replaced the coil, condenser,
> distributor cap and rotor arm. I tested the wires going to the coil and
> are all good. Once I had replaced everything the car started right up! I
> decided to take it around the block but as soon as I got out of the
> it went dead...and would never restart. What could possible be wrong? With
> the key turned on I am getting no spark at all anywhere?!?! Am I missing
> Please help
> Thank you all for all your help!!
> 1968 TR250
> Original Message
> First of all thanks for all the responses I got!!
> I took all of your advise that my problem might not be the coil but maybe
> wires are bad or even the condenser. So I ordered from TRF a coil,
> and some ignition wire. I figured I would play it safe and replace all
> possible causes.
> Well, the parts arrived today and I first replaced the coil...car still
> wouldn't turn over. Then I popped the distributor cap to replace the
> condenser. As I was about to unscrew the old condenser I noticed some
> parts (piece of metal and a mangled spring) laying inside?!?!?!? I
> immediately looked under the distributor cap and saw that the brush and
> spring had somehow broken off!?!? After further examination I saw that the
> inside of the rotor arm had been broken (I assume that the way the spring
> all mangled that it must have gotten caught on the rotor causing that to
> So I just called TRF and ordered a new distributor cap and rotor arm. I
> should get them some time late next week. I'll let everyone know how
> everything works out with that.
> However I do have another question. What is the proper Points Gap for a
> Thanks again,
> John McGreal
> 1968 TR250
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