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PostPosted: Sat May 14, 2016 5:32 pm 
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12v to + coil
how do i go about figuring this thing out
checked g/b ground by speedo cable
also has intermittent crank
clutch switch or ignition switch?
im lost on how to go about diagnosing these things any help appreciated


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PostPosted: Sat May 14, 2016 5:54 pm 
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What was the last thing you did to it before it stopped running?


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PostPosted: Sat May 14, 2016 6:19 pm 
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pacapo wrote:
What was the last thing you did to it before it stopped running?

the car has had the bottom and top end rebuilt and put back


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PostPosted: Sat May 14, 2016 11:31 pm 
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There's your problem.
Whoever did the work screwed it up.


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PostPosted: Mon May 16, 2016 9:35 am 
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The last guy had loose battery terminals.

Check the wire on the starter, the small one with the female spade connector
that goes right below where the batt. cable bolts to the starter.


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PostPosted: Mon May 16, 2016 1:13 pm 
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cleaned and freshened up all my ground
finally have spark after the coil
now im still having a intermittent crank seems to be the clutch switch is there a
way to test this my blind eye cant seem to find it in the supplement
once i figure how to post a video it would best explain my situation
i feel like the car draws too much power when cranking and kills the battery fast(maybe i need to get a new battery)
untill then thanks for the replies


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PostPosted: Mon May 16, 2016 1:58 pm 
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Find the clutch switch near the pedal assembly,
clutch pedal up, normally open, clutch pedal down closed.

Use a multimeter and check for continuity.
Or remove switch and bench test.

Do a voltage drop test on your battery cables,
then on the starter. Google it if you don't know.
This will tell you if the cable has too much resistance,
or if the starter is pulling too many amps.
Also, distributor going bad can emulate a bad or
dragging starter, especially if your centrifugal advance
has shifted dramatically.


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