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Old 07-08-2003, 01:28 PM
ctaylor738 ctaylor738 is offline
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When you say "won't turn over" do you mean the starter is not working, or that it will turn on the starter but not fire?

If you have the control unit, you should have the two resistors, as the purpose of the control unit was to allow reduced voltage at the points so they would not burn out.

Without the resistors, it is probably wired with 12V to the coil and points, which has probably fried them and/or the condensor. Is the control unit bypassed?

My suspicion is that the control unit went bad and a PO went to the full 12V to bypass it.

I can fax you what I think is the right diagram, send me an email with a fax # - but everything I have shows .4 and .6 ohm ballast resistors.
Chuck Taylor
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