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Farmer Dan    Posted 12-16-2018 at 14:17:50 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Think I found a problem
  • Whats wrong in this picture? Ebay ad said it came off a running 8N.

    need to find me a spring stretcher :-)

    Tim Daley(MI)    Posted 12-17-2018 at 19:06:59 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Re: Think I found a problem
  • I think that when a person removes the coil to do a tune-up, often it gets set down on the workbench with the pigtail facing down and perhaps gets mashed down hard thus causing it to retract a bit. If it isn't checked at reinstall, obvious problems will result. Maybe we need to establish a set criteria for the pigtail to be set at and added to the front-mount distributor tune-up process documents? Whad'dya think? I just measured one of the half dozen I have here in my kitchen and I get 1.00" from the gasket surface to the pigtail point.

    Tim Daley(MI)

    Farmer Dan    Posted 12-17-2018 at 09:39:58 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • My point is...
  • Point I'm trying to make is the coil primary spring is not touching the distributor primary contact screw. I have several coils laying around and three of them have this same problem. Just one more thing to check if you have a no start problem. I have no idea how the springs get compressed like this but it is an easy fix.

    Bruce(OR)    Posted 12-17-2018 at 11:13:23 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Re: My point is...
  • I heard if you put a hat on, it might not show.
    Just sayin'. . . .
    A leatherneck with a point?
    Better call Ripleys!!

    duey    Posted 12-16-2018 at 20:01:57 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Re: Think I found a problem
  • What!?!?!?! There are TWO places that provide UNINTERRUPTED primary current flow... doesn't do much for SPARK but the current flow should be smooth and even... And it looks Clean... hahaha

    Jack - Iowa    Posted 12-16-2018 at 19:41:25 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Don't you know a gap allows the voltage to build up making for a hotter spark? At least that is the theory.

    WayneIA    Posted 12-16-2018 at 15:23:10 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Re: Think I found a problem
  • Looks to me like you might want to get the big hold down snap ring away from the spring of the points also.

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