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#1 Posted : Tuesday, 20 August 2019 6:31:09 PM(UTC)
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Is there anyone running one of these distributors, are they any good?

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#2 Posted : Tuesday, 20 August 2019 7:00:21 PM(UTC)
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I don't think you can go past a blue or carby black dizzy, they are available new pretty cheap, not sure what they are like. Dr Terry might sell them so may know. You can't get the coils anymore but there are replacements available but don't look like a traditional coil. All you have to do is bridge the start and run wires at the ignition switch to bypass the resistor in the harness.


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#3 Posted : Tuesday, 20 August 2019 7:24:08 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: HK1837 Go to Quoted Post
I don't think you can go past a blue or carby black dizzy, they are available new pretty cheap, not sure what they are like. Dr Terry might sell them so may know. You can't get the coils anymore but there are replacements available but don't look like a traditional coil. All you have to do is bridge the start and run wires at the ignition switch to bypass the resistor in the harness.


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Where is the resistor located in the harness?
Maybe I can remove it
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#4 Posted : Tuesday, 20 August 2019 7:44:20 PM(UTC)
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It is a length of wire inside the harness.
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#5 Posted : Friday, 13 September 2019 10:51:37 AM(UTC)
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Still with the points distributor

I put my multi meter on the yellow + coil wire and it was 12 volts already, the points have a condenser next to it, this must be what lowers the voltage to 9v?

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#6 Posted : Friday, 13 September 2019 11:12:06 AM(UTC)
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No, it will have a resistor wire in the harness. When you go to start a wire bypasses the resistor wire so the coil still gets over 9V, idea is that when the starter is operating the battery’s voltage drops. When you’re running the resistor limits the coil voltage. If you look at your ignition switch it should have a yellow and a pink wire, one is 12V in the start position, the other is 12V in the run position. They join again (after the resistance wire) at the firewall plug or sometimes at the coil. By bridging them at the ignition switch the resistor is bypassed.

You will read 12V at the coil when the engine is not running as there is no current to create a voltage drop at the coil. Stick a 12V lamp like a spotlight onto the coil+ and then measure the voltage, it will be down around 9-10V.

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#7 Posted : Friday, 13 September 2019 11:20:36 AM(UTC)
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No, it will have a resistor wire in the harness. When you go to start a wire bypasses the resistor wire so the coil still gets over 9V, idea is that when the starter is operating the battery’s voltage drops. When you’re running the resistor limits the coil voltage. If you look at your ignition switch it should have a yellow and a pink wire, one is 12V in the start position, the other is 12V in the run position. They join again (after the resistance wire) at the firewall plug or sometimes at the coil. By bridging them at the ignition switch the resistor is bypassed.

You will read 12V at the coil when the engine is not running as there is no current to create a voltage drop at the coil. Stick a 12V lamp like a spotlight onto the coil+ and then measure the voltage, it will be down around 9-10V.


So when I put the msd distributor in I should also solder a wire between the pink wire and yellow wire on the ignition barrel

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#8 Posted : Friday, 13 September 2019 11:31:22 AM(UTC)
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Yes, but check it is all as per original first and that the coil is 12V.

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