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Old 05-15-2013, 02:36 AM   #1
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Default New Parts - It's gonna Run!

Working on getting a 28 Model A running that has been sitting for years.

Someone in the past broke the back of the ignition switch. I told the owner to order a new one - he ordered everything - switch, coil, complete new distributer, etc.

Makes my life easier. Just replace it all, instead of looking for a short somewhere.

My question is the new ignition switch has two terminals on it - so red wire would go on one side and the dist. wire on the other? I know, dumb question, but the switch looks a bit different than the original, but is a direct replacement for it, according to the vendor. Want to make sure I get it right.

Hopefully the original distributer comes out easy.....
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Old 05-15-2013, 05:16 AM   #2
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Hello
The red wire to the pos side if coil, the other wire is inside the armored cable that goses to the distributor do not screw the armored cable in all the way it will not start leave it a couple of threads out. On the passanger side of the distributor in the head under the distributor there is a hole down screw with a lock nut lossen the lock nut and screw and if dist is not stuck it will lift out
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Old 05-15-2013, 06:25 AM   #3
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I'm not a fan of "replace it all".
You're better off to check the system over and only replace the bad parts.
Having a spare coil and condenser under the seat isn't a bad idea.
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Old 05-15-2013, 06:53 AM   #4
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Tom,

After a checkover last weekend, we found that someone has been messing around with all the igntion wiring. The switch had been taken apart and destroyed, the condenser had a screw missing, and the distributer looks like it had been taken apart on an effort to get the car to run at some point in the past.
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Old 05-18-2013, 09:37 AM   #5
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Quick update:

Replaced the switch, wire, coil and distributer with a rebuilt one. This thing runs like a champ. No knocks, engine runs great. My brother in law and I spent the afternoon tooling around the farm in it. The owner is pleased as punch. He has agreed to give me first grabs at it when he sells it.
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