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Old 08-18-2019, 02:40 PM   #1
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Default Typical No start???

I think that of all the problems this hobby brings us the "NO_START" could be the worse and often happens at the worse time possible.
So maybe we can help????
This one came in a box ( actually left on my back porch with a note) Local guy , i had to write a ticket on it today and thought i would just go thru the motions of repair......

1=Note says no-start 34 ford v8
2=Remove coil and machine test shows bright blue spark ? (good)
3=Put in tester , has eight arrows and 36 degrees of dwell (good)
4=Test condensor Tests good cold
5=Test condensor using heat gun ( fails with no condensor action) !!!!!

Now what could we have done on the side of the road ???????

Tip....Make up a test condensor out of know good condensor ( i use a vertex magneto unit) put in glove box. When a condensor is suspected just remove the one hold down bolt from distributor and move ground tab out ward to not make a connection. The hook your test unit to a good engine ground and the other end to the power feed for the coil and hit the key. If it firs rightup then the condensor WAS your problem !!!!!!! I have started lot of no starts using this method (especially at the Newport hill climb) Only problem i have seen them the following year still with my test unit hooked up. The guy said Jim it worked so damn well i just couldnt take it off.....?????????

In this case this will go to Terry and he will tear down clean, rebuild etc and i will assemble and test in a day or two........because thats what we do ......
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If it Makes Spark, we do it !!!!
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