<VV> NO SPARK AT COIL - WEEKEND UPDATE...
dkeillor at tconcepts.com
Mon Jun 25 21:48:32 EDT 2012
Check the wiring. It sounds like the light may be a different problem.
You should have 13.5-15 volts at the alternator output terminal.
On Mon, Jun 25, 2012 at 5:32 PM, Rod Murray <rmurray8996 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Alt. internal voltage reg.
> Sent from my iPhone
> On Jun 25, 2012, at 6:07 PM, Dave Keillor <dkeillor at tconcepts.com> wrote:
> Probably not. Do you have a generator or alternator?
> On Mon, Jun 25, 2012 at 4:48 PM, Rod Murray <rmurray8996 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Thx Dave. Would this issue also be why gen light is on?
>> Sent from my iPhone
>> On Jun 25, 2012, at 2:34 PM, Dave Keillor <dkeillor at tconcepts.com> wrote:
>> > The negative wire on the coil does not go directly to ground but to the
>> > points in the distributor. The points periodically supply the ground as
>> > the distributor rotates. The negative also supplies the tach signal
>> > negative side of the coil pulses as the points ground and unground the
>> > connection). If your tach wire is grounded somewhere, it will act as a
>> > kill switch.
>> > Dave Keillor
>> > On Mon, Jun 25, 2012 at 11:40 AM, rod murray <rmurray8996 at gmail.com>
>> >> the good news...the car is running!!!!! big props to dave for getting
>> >> to this point...however, i'm not out of the woods yet....
>> >> the bad news...
>> >> 1) trouble-shooting has isolated part of the problem at the negative
>> >> to the coil. for some reason, it is acting as a "kill" wire...ie, the
>> >> starts/runs only when this wire is removed from the coil.
>> >> 2) when above wire is removed from coil, engine runs but the "gen"
>> >> is on, and the battery does not show any increase in voltage (per
>> dave, V
>> >> at battery should be up closer to 15V while running to indicate
>> battery is
>> >> charging). i swapped out a fresh alternator from the rebuilt van
>> >> thinking this could be an internal voltage regulator issue, but showed
>> >> change.
>> >> at this point, original flamethrower II coil and pertronix e-points are
>> >> both re-installed, replacement e-fuel pump is pumping, coil ground
>> wire is
>> >> disconnected, engine runs, gen light is on, and battery shows 12V
>> >> ignition is on or off...
>> >> next up is to trace the ground wire "kill" and gen light issues...any
>> >> suggestions?
>> >> thx all! and especially you dave!
>> >> - rod
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