Re: Front Mount Distributor Coil Relocation

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Posted by Tool Pro on April 08, 2023 at 06:33:22 [URL] [DELETE] :

In Reply to: Front Mount Distributor Coil Relocation posted by Bob on April 07, 2023 at 21:20:27:

Hey Bob, you say, "...It is time to do something about the ignition coil on my 48N." What is the problem with your current (pun intended) situation? How did you verify your coil is bad? Don't guess. Problem solve. You can do a basic test with your VOM set to OHMS. The 6V coil should read 1.3 OHMS static, a 12V coil double that. The distributor must be timed and tested right. Do you know how to do that? What picture are you looking at. Not a cheap procedure either. Is your setup the original 6V/POS GRN one now or did you try to convert to 12V? Whichever system, is it wired correctly? 99.98% of all non-starting/non-running issues are caused by incorrect wiring. The front mount distributor must be mounted only one way. You do know the cam head has an offset female slot on it and the distributor cam & weights have an offset male tang and when assembled must mate up perfectly, right? If you get it off 180 deg, you destroy the base at power up and render it junk. Tell us more. Exactly how is everything wired now? Get the Wiring Pictograms by JMOR under How-To's forum under Electrical forum to see all the correct ways to wire these N's. "... getting the coil out of the mix simplifies things..." I'm confused. System won't work without a coil unless you go to a magneto. Another option is going to an EI system. Sounds to me like you have some serious wiring problems. Verify the system and problem solve.Here are some correct pages from the manuals and other documents on the 8N front mount distributor if you don't already have them. There is a document somewhere that allows you to swap out the front coil to the angle mount coil, but don't think this is it - see link from the How-To's here.

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