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Old 06-25-2016, 06:51 PM
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Get a 59 bird, ran good at start it idled fast .pulled into garage took off air filter turned electric choke lean tighten screws .
Car won't start turns over.(coincidence)
Turns over no spark at coil.
It has a Mallory electronic ignition .
Put in new coil, new key switch, tracing items and wondering what this is? Can't seem to find it on goggle or this board.
Seems to have something to do with coil. (Pass side above heater)
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Not sure this the issue but no one seems to know what it is.
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Old 06-25-2016, 06:56 PM
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That's your power window relay. It has nothing to do with your ignition.

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Old 06-25-2016, 07:08 PM
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Put the choke back to where it was and adjust the fast idle screw to lower the idle. Sounds like too much of a coincidence to me.

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Old 06-25-2016, 08:06 PM
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I apologize I guess I wasn't clear it just turns over now it won't start, no spark at the coil.
I replaced coil, replaced ignition.
Funny thing is it turns over and when you let ignition go to run, it stops turning over(like it is suppose to) but when you go from run to off position, it starts turning over again for a split second and that is when I got spark from the coil.
<----- throughly confused now!!!
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Old 06-25-2016, 08:15 PM
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Looks almost as a problem with the ignition switch. If you, just for test, put 12V directly on the coil, will it start?
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Old 06-25-2016, 08:24 PM
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Did you verify the connections on the new ignition switch. Some of the new ones have the terminals in different places than the old switches. If you just copied from the old switch that may be your problem. I know from experience.

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Hi and welcome to the forum. I had the same problem with my 60 and you might try this. Where the wires come thru the firewall there are two connectors with 2 wires each that go to across the firewall to the right side. Unplug those wires and check for corrosion or bad wires. Plug them back together and see if that cures your problem. That where my problem was.

Westfield is only about 25 miles from me.
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I put ACC to ACC, Ign to IGN. BAT to BAT and then the center wire.
I placed them according to the writing, not position, but thanks...

I cleaned every wire.. Results Windows fly up and down...clock works...

I replaced coil, resistor on firewall , solenoid, negative bat cable(looked bad), and ign switch.
It does appear in my thinking ign switch but since I replaced it does the same thing.
I also tried a remote starter jumped across the solenoid and nothing happen (key on) all that happen is the wires got hot!
Because of this a little apprehensive about jumping across from bat + to coil+.
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New car (to you) with after market ignition parts, so forget about the OEM wiring diagram. Look at the one for your Mallory module. It may be wired up differently.

The OEM Ford ignition system uses the starter solenoid and a pink resistor wire (buried in the harness under the dash) to run the factory coil at 12 volts while cranking, then 5 to 6 volts while running. Many aftermarket ignition kits want you to bypass this.

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Not wishing to confuse,but looking through the 1958 Ford Thunderbird shop manual and another resource
No spark at the coil(checked by testing HT lead to cylinder head)..is the HT lead faulty?
Is your replacement coil correct for your electronic ignition system?
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