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1977 mercury 6 cyl do i test a used not installed

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1977 mercury 6 cyl do i test a used not installed distributor?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Boat
Expert:  Jeff G. replied 1 year ago.
Is the dist off the engine? Connect the switchbox to the dist. Connect the battery voltage to the switchbox, so the dist and switchbox are connected just as they would be on the engine, Put spark tester on one of the spark plug wires, then with the key turned on grab the shaft on top of the dist and spin the dist, the spark tester should fire.You only need to spin by hand you don't have to spin it fast it is a battery operated system.Let me know how you make out.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
i have spark but when iput it all together i have no spark at the plugs.
Expert:  Jeff G. replied 1 year ago.
Can you explain a bit more? What are you doing differently?

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