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How to check 6 V. coil


 
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 12, 2013 5:39 pm    Post subject: How to check 6 V. coil Reply to specific post Reply with quote

How do I check if the 6 V. coil on my 20 is good ?
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 12, 2013 9:34 pm    Post subject: Re: How to check 6 V. coil Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Check for continuity across the primary terminals. If you have a VOM check the resistance. Should be 1.6 ohms +/- 0.2. You can aslo check for contiuity of the secondary circuit in the coil by connecting a VOM between the tower terminal and the metal case. Resistance should be zero.


Another way to functionally test is to make sure the points are set properly and remove the center lead from the distributor cap and hold it near a good ground. Turn on the ignition and crank the starter. You should see a FAT, BLUISH-WHITE SPARK, the color of lighning. This tests the entire primary circuit and the secondary.Unfortunately, if you don"t get the requisite spark, it could also be due to a problem with the points or the rest of the primary circuit.
 
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 14, 2013 4:53 pm    Post subject: Re: How to check 6 V. coil Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Thank you for this timely post. It helped me out too.
 
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 18, 2013 2:24 am    Post subject: Re: How to check 6 V. coil Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Or check ignition the way my father used to check - he'd put his fingers across a spark plug! And if I was silly enough to be in arms reach, he'd then put his hand on my shoulder. Mad Mad

That way we could both confirm the coil was working fine!
 
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