At 06:48 AM 9/28/2008, David Brister wrote:
>The car simply would'nt start and the symptons were exactly as if the coil
>current was going to earth via the points spring so I naturally thought I
>had done the little plastic top hats wrong. But I had'nt. I put the old
>points back and everything was fine.
>So I concluded the points were faulty but could'nt find anything wrong with
>Has anyone any ideas about this curious occurrence?
Back in my Schmieraffe days, I used to put some point sets in VWs
that wouldn't work until they got "sparked" - with the ignition on
and the points closed, I would manipulate them open with a
screwdriver and then short them until I got a nice spark jumping the
gap. I always put it down to some manufacturing oil coating the
contacts that needed to be burned off.
I'd give them a shot with brake cleaner or contact cleaner, then
check with an ohmmeter for continuity in the right places...
Jeff Scarbrough 75 TR6 x 1, 76 1500 x 2, 78 1500 x 1, 80 1500 x 0.5
Athens, Georgia #354
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