<VV> No start help...

Jay Maechtlen jaysplace at laserpubs.com
Thu Oct 23 23:53:58 EDT 2014

One method to check the circuit:
Run the voltmeter lead from the points side of the coil to the ground 
side of the battery.
As long as you have battery voltage at that point, the points circuit it 
You could then run a jumper from ground and use it to probe various 
locations in the circuit to find the break.
(You could even probe the points side of the coil just to confirm what 
it will read when the points circuit actually completes!)

happy hunting!

On 10/23/2014 4:58 PM, Dennis Pleau via VirtualVairs wrote:
> The black wire from the points to the coil often fail.  The copper wire
> inside the insulation break, while the insulation still look good You can
> only flex a piece of copper so many times until it breaks and the vacuum
> advance is moving the whole time you're driving.  Franks testing will show
> where the problem is, but I would test # 2 first and wiggle the wire around
> while you're are testing it.
> dp

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