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Who made the wire

May 18 2017 at 6:25 AM

Falcon67  (Login Falcon67)

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And then look up the spec of ohms per foot for that cable. They are not all the same - sample from Taylor wires:

Q. What should the Ohms per foot be on my wires?
A. ThunderVolt 50 = 40 Ohms
ThunderVolt 8.2 = 40 Ohms
StreeThunder = 500 Ohms
409 Pro Race = 350 Ohms
8mm Spiro Pro = 350 Ohms
8mm Pro Wire Resistor Core = 3,500 Ohms
Full Metal Jacket = 350 Ohms
Extreme Service = 350 Ohms
SST = 500 Ohms
8mm High Energy = 5,000 Ohms

For a 6AL, I'd try the white wire to ground as that is the trigger for use with points. It works separate from the mag pickup wires. Also, an easier test is to hook up another distributor with a mag pickup - like a Duraspark - and just spin it with your fingers. Rig a wire that will fit the coil tower with a plug boot on the other end, stick in a spark plug and lay that on the motor or use a jumper to ground the electrode. Spin and look for spark. No spark, use the white wire and bounce it off clean metal ground and check for spark. Still no spark - unit is likely dead. For a coil, just go get some cheap coil at the parts store.

This message has been edited by Falcon67 on May 18, 2017 6:28 AM

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