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Roy Belding, Classic Car Mechanic
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How to test electronic ignition mogul. 318 its a 1971 motor

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How to test electronic ignition mogul. 318 its a 1971 motor with. E.i. im gettig 5.7 at the coil. Not starting
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Classic Car
Expert:  Roy Belding replied 2 months ago.

good afternoon my name is ***** ***** I will assist

first, you should have 12 volts at the coil positive. that feed comes from the ignition switch. there is a resistor block which sends 12 volts to the coil cold and lowers it when hot.

when you checked the voltage, was it cold???

Roy

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Was cold .just replaced compasitor .thinking that was it
Customer: replied 2 months ago.
It was cold .just replaced compasitor .thinking that was problem
Expert:  Roy Belding replied 2 months ago.

ok, check the voltage right at the resistor. check both sides and tell me the voltages

Roy

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Its 11.9 & 6.4
Customer: replied 2 months ago.
11.9 & 6.4 got hot
Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Will i fry anything if i bypass it
Expert:  Roy Belding replied 2 months ago.

no, you will not but ir looks like it is wrong cold.

do you have a test light???

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Have a multimeter. All parts r new .was runnin good .thought it was carb. .checked carb it was good .acted like fuel restrition.
When key was on could hear snapping noise. Coming from dizzy cap
Expert:  Roy Belding replied 2 months ago.

ok, do you have spark when cranking???

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
No spark to plugs
Expert:  Roy Belding replied 2 months ago.

pull off the distributor cap and check the rotor and be sure it is not burned

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Looks ok to me .whats a burnt one look like.has a little darkness. at end that fires the plugwires . Doesn't. Look bad
Expert:  Roy Belding replied 2 months ago.

in the center where it goes down over the shaft.

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Rotor looks good . i going to pull this electronic Chinese shit off &put the old one back on
Expert:  Roy Belding replied 2 months ago.

ok.going back to points???

Roy

Expert:  Roy Belding replied 2 months ago.

please dont forget to rate me as it is the only way I get paid for my efforts

Roy

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Thanks for the info . its a mouse chewing on the wires .service was good. Will use it when. Needed . thanks
Expert:  Roy Belding replied 2 months ago.

your welcome

Roy

please dont forget to rate me as it is the only way I get paid for my efforts

Roy

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