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This is the point were I would ditch the stock points/condensor and upgrade to the more reliable & efficient Petronix system...

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Old 08-01-2012, 07:54 PM
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This is the point were I would ditch the stock points/condensor and upgrade to the more reliable & efficient Petronix system...

-Jon in TX.
I would TOTALLY agree!
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I'll get pics later.. But for now, I did connect the nuetral switch wires together, Still did not engage starter, or get spark.. I checked the center terminal on the ingition switch, came back ZERO volts when I turned the key. All other terminals have 12 volts. The center terminal does engage the starter right? I'm as frustrated as ever.

One more thing. I tried to get voltage at the coil using the coils ground and positive..and got nothing. I grounded elswhere, and showed 12 volts. Is the ground my issue with spark?
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Old 08-02-2012, 11:10 AM
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When you put the new ignition switch in did you follow the lettering on the back of the new switch or did you just copy the way the old switch was. I made that mistake when I put a new switch in recently. I followed the old switch and had the same problem. I then checked the lettering on the new switch and found the terminals were one off from the old switch.

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I followed the old ignition wiring. WHat color is supposed to be on the center termonal? I really appologize for all the newbie questions, but I have no real knowledge of this, just the basics. I know the center terminal is the S on the old, I'll have to check the new one I guess. Thanks for the input..Gave me some hope!
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The center terminal (S) should be red/blue. You probably have the battery (large yellow wire) on the wrong terminal like I did. It should be marked B. You should have a black/green and red/green wire on the I terminal and a black/green, orange/yellow and black wire on the A terminal. Rewire your switch and I bet everything will work correctly.

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I'm on it in 5 minutes. I'll let you know. THANK you again for giving me hope,
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I turned the key and she turned over!!!!!!! Now, I'm going to see if she'll fire. I hope this was my spark problem, what do ya think!!
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Still not firing? I guess I'll be doing a tune up, unless someone suggests somthing else?

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If it's been sitting for a long time I would at least use some fine sandpaper on the points. If you still can't get it to fire I would replace the condenser. They seem to go bad when they sit for awhile.

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