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No spark on my 60
Posted by: jwilsman ()
Date: August 02, 2020 02:52PM

Hi Folks, I have a 60,80Hp engine I'm having trouble with. I replaced the Distributor with a rebuilt one from Clarks. I also got a new cap, points, rotor, condenser. Now I'm not getting any spark. Its driving me crazy. Any ideas?
Thanks,
Jeff

-Jeff
St Louis, MO
SMCC
60 700 Sedan,80hp,PG
64 Monza Vert,110hp,4spd
64 Greenbrier 6 door,95hp,4spd
66 MGB GT

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Re: No spark on my 60
Posted by: Lane66m ()
Date: August 02, 2020 03:42PM

Rem0ve wire from points and coil +. Turn key on and see if you have power to coil + wire. If through resistor wire 5 - 6 volts. I don't know 60 ignition, but i suspect it should have come from factory with one. Cranking 12 volts. No voltage back to ignition switch. Turn off disconnect and ohm out switch.

Al
Georgia

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Re: No spark on my 60
Posted by: joelsplace ()
Date: August 03, 2020 10:09AM

If everything is correct (and you know something isn't):

If the points wire is removed from the coil you will have battery voltage at the coil. 12-13V not cranking and around 9V cranking.
If the points wire is connected and the points are closed you will get around 8 or 9V at the coil and about the same cranking.
You didn't mention setting the points gap or timing. Did you install the distributor with #1 cylinder on top dead center on the compression stroke and the rotor pointing at the #1 terminal on the cap?

Joel
Northlake, TX
5 Ultravans, 113 Corvairs and counting...

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Re: No spark on my 60
Posted by: jwilsman ()
Date: August 08, 2020 07:46AM

Thanks for the responses. I’ll give them a try.

-Jeff
St Louis, MO
SMCC
60 700 Sedan,80hp,PG
64 Monza Vert,110hp,4spd
64 Greenbrier 6 door,95hp,4spd
66 MGB GT

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