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Re: Yes. Still no spark
Kxt710 #1344834 Mon Feb 03 2020 05:25 PM
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If you are getting power to points and when you manually open them you get no spark? (Use tip of screwdriver to open points). Sounds like the condenser is bad. ?? Check the Condenser. Mine went bad after less than 70 miles. Junk made nowadays!.

Re: Yes. Still no spark
Kxt710 #1344841 Mon Feb 03 2020 05:41 PM
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are the points wired correctly? I had an off brand dual point distributor that the PO had wired the second set to ground.


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Re: Yes. Still no spark
Kxt710 #1344876 Mon Feb 03 2020 11:48 PM
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What is the delco remy number for your distributor?


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Re: Yes. Still no spark
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Re: Yes. Still no spark
Kxt710 #1346960 Tue Feb 18 2020 03:02 AM
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Hopefully you got this fixed but if not make sure the dwell is set properly. You need to make sure that the points are fully closed and that they fully open when they are supposed to. I am no expert either but I had a similar problem that kind of happened out of no where.

I was pulling my hair out checking all kinds of different things and the adjustment was slightly loose I guess and the points "looked" like they were functioning (opening and closing) properly but they were not. They looked closed but they were like .00001 open when they were supposed to be closed. It was crazy but you have to check with a volt meter as you turn the distributor watching the voltage react when the points open and closed.

There is actual equipment that a real mechanic will use to test this but for average joes like us you just gotta do what you gotta do.


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Re: Yes. Still no spark
Kxt710 #1347040 Tue Feb 18 2020 05:34 PM
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You said in your first post you changed coil,points and condensor. Have you changed the coil wire?

Re: Yes. Still no spark
Kxt710 #1347049 Tue Feb 18 2020 06:23 PM
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Several folks have said the battery is the problem. I think 6.24 would start it. It seems to be "breaking down" while cranking. Either the cells in battery are breaking down or the starter is "breaking down"/taking all the voltage. If you want to know if the starter is bad and taking all the voltage, push the truck to start it. (don't forget to turn the key on). If you want to test the battery, take it out and take it to a place that can check it under a machine load. Your problem will be identified doing these things or you will move to other causes. We are guessing right now. You seem to report all other possibilities are new or checked by you. Right now, we have to believe that.

I think I read one time cranking voltage was 2V next time was 4.98V to 5.2V. Did you edit a post?


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Re: Yes. Still no spark
Kxt710 #1347317 Fri Feb 21 2020 02:48 AM
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All. Thank you for the responses. A friend stopped by and we started at the beginning and retested everything issue 1 seemed to be the insulator on the side of the distributer not properly seated. Issue 2 seems to be a short someplace from the ignition to the coil We disconnected the positive side of the coil and jumped straight off the battery and boom we got spark. Put some starter fluid in and it tried to crank so I don’t think it will be long... we will be rebuilding the carb and moving on from there. Again thanks for all the help.

Re: Yes. Still no spark
John L. #1347389 Fri Feb 21 2020 09:48 PM
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Originally Posted by John L.
You said in your first post you changed coil,points and condensor. Have you changed the coil wire?


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