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Old 09-18-2006, 12:33 PM
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trouble getting flat8 started

I have a 41 flat8 and left the key on for a few days...recharged the battery now no fire...cranks fine and powerfully but no spark...new to flatties and not sure if I burnt something...points? coil? what do I look for?
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Old 09-18-2006, 03:03 PM
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Probally Burndt Up The Points,try Replacing Them First!!
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Old 09-24-2006, 01:43 PM
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Most likely the points are welded closed, it's an easy fix.
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i'm havin the same problem! gonna check that out first thing tomorrow, after i get home from work!
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Old 02-24-2007, 12:48 PM
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pull the cap and have someone spin the motor for you and see whats going on. I had the same problem and the ground wire in the distributer had a bad connection.
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Old 03-01-2007, 12:45 AM
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Check the wire from the points that goes to that stud throught the side of the housing. Mine had a plastic washer to keep the primary wire from grounding out, it had cracked from age and grounded out.
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Old 07-20-2007, 09:15 PM
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hey. dad and i opened the distributor and sprayed some electric cleaner in it. closed her up... and now she fires instantly on the first crank!!!
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