<VV> Coil voltage

Hugo Miller hugo at aruncoaches.co.uk
Tue Mar 19 04:44:32 EDT 2019

Is there a resistor for the coil? That will indeed drop the voltage to 
the coil in the 'run' position, but I'm not sure if a voltmeter will 
pick that up. The meter will not draw enough current to 'activate' the 
resistor, which will only restrict the voltage when you are trying to 
squeeze a large enough current through it.
Also, would you get ANY reading when the points are closed? I would 
have expected zero volts? These are just my thoughts, not gospel. And 
this doesn't explain the symptoms anyway. It will only run with the ign 
timing way advanced? That makes no sense. How far advanced? Has anybody 
checked the centrifugal advance in the distributor? Get a good timing 
light on it & see what you find.

On 2019-03-19 03:22, Matt  via VirtualVairs wrote:
> Only if the POINTS are closed
> Matt Nall
> Sea Mtn., Or.
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> From: Bryan Blackwell via VirtualVairs
> When I put a meter on the coil, key on but not at start, I got 12V.
> I'm pretty sure that's wrong, I saw what I thought was the braided
> wire in the harness so it should be 8 or so with key 'ON', correct?
> --Bryan
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