The first thing I would check would be the connections going to the
distributor. On the stock setup there are two wires going to the ignition.
One goes directly to the coil and gives a full 12 volts to the coil when the
key is in the start position. The second runs to the ballast resistor and
provides a reduced voltage to the coil while in the run position.
In hooking the cables back up, was the wiring to the coil knocked off and
maybe hooked backup wrong?
----- Original Message -----
From: "Chas Willis" <email@example.com>
To: "Datsun-Roadsters@Autox. Team. Net" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Sunday, September 03, 2006 7:06 PM
Subject: Kewl Kar Dead
> Actually wounded.
> I've had this 1968 2000 for a couple of years. Hasn't given me any trouble
> at all. Put in the Boone Electronic ignition about a year ago, works great
> put in a new exhaust system this year. I drove her from Pa to southern
> Virginia this summer, with no problems. It's always had some electrical
> issues , turn signals and dash lights ect.. But today I went out to start
> her and the battery was dead. Jumped her, drove around the block, parked
> and pulled the battery to charge. Later when I tried the battery again,
> car would turn and fire but when I released the key she'd die, if I held
> key in between start and run she'd run. I'm assuming the ignition switch
> dead but want to make sure that there isn't something else that I might be
> missing due to lack of experience.
> Now two pieces of info that might have a bearing but might not.
> First when my son put the battery back and started to put the cables on
> had them backwards but it didn't spark at all as the battery hadn't taken
> much of a charge. (could we of fried an inline fuse?) (the EI must be ok
> cause she runs with the key held)
> Second we just had a heck of a storm and she was out with only the rag top
> for protection and picked up a ton of water both drivers and passenger
> floorboards wet . Could water be causing a short in the dash?
> 1968 2000
> 1969 2000