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Hi guys. I'm not a member of the Nebraska Chapter but am intending on joining you at the up coming meeting to see what it is all about.
In the mean time I'm in need of some help. I'm looking for someone who could come over to my garage to help me figure out why I'm not getting spark on my recently purchased '49 F1 w/ a 226. I've rewired most of the electicals to 12v, replaced most if not all of the distributor components/ cables/ wires and have no clue what to do next. I consider myself a shade tree parts hanger and this has gone outside my ability and understanding.
I've got a little bit of cash available, a heated garage, and a fridge that can easily be populated with additional bud light or beverage of your choice.
List of replaced parts:
coil to dist (+) wire
Internal dist wires (+ and ground)
coil to cap center plug wire
all 6 plug wires (replaced with 8mm high conductivity wire)
6v battery to 12v battery
points closed have circuit between block and + input on side of dist (output of coil)
points open no circuit (not grounded out/shorted)
with key on 12.5v coming into ign. coil and distributor
point gap verified at .025
conductance tests on on new plug wires
in line spark indicator (light bulb thing) place between plug and plug wire
dist cap off, turning over -> no spark seen between points
Links_vette, have you tried posting your questions on the 48-60 forum here at FTE. Those guys and gals are real good about helping trouble shoot just the type of problem you are dealing with. If I was in Omaha I'd try to give you a hand, but I'm 3 hrs away.
Have you verified that the new coil is OK? It is probably something simple, but I don't have the knowledge to really help except to trace things like you have done.
I bought the coil from LMC along with all of the other parts... it would be simple and cheap to pick up a new one from NAPA on my way home and test that idea.
As for posting to the year specific area, yes I have, and have completed all additional replacements and tests they've suggested. I seem to have exhausted their suggestions, which is why I'm looking for hands on assistance. Sometimes it just takes another set of eyes to see the issue.
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