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Old 05/08/2018, 09:04 PM   #46
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The check I did today was a static test: Ign Sw in the RUN position (Engine not running). My old reliable Simpson VOM read 12V on the Solenoid small stud.
Tomorrow I'll do the same test with the engine running, and see what I read.
BTW, this CS has a Pertronix system with a 40KV coil.

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OK. Got it. Can't be a charging artifact then. But I keep looking at that photo of your multimeter and it looks like the needle is pegged right over 10v to me... I feel like I'm playing "Where's Waldo" and I'm losing badly

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Old 05/08/2018, 11:01 PM   #47
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I'm wondering as it looks like you've checked out the ignition switch and such, could it be a bad wire from the switch to the coil or whatever? I had a wire which looked whole but it had a broken wire but the coating was still solid. Somehow it got crimped and separated the wire but not the coating. Luckily there were only two wires I had to worry about and I ended up checking both separate and found the break, it had me going for a while though.

Just a thought.

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Old 05/09/2018, 08:44 AM   #48
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That would work, but it's something else to remember to do to start or shut the car off. I also wouldn't really consider it an extra layer of security, because a '68 is super easy to get started without a key anyway.
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Yep, all that’s needed to start one is a pair of pliers (without rubber handles) and three feet of wire, even if the coil wire is pulled.
Another advantage of the Pertronix system is that the ring is easily removed. Pulling it makes the car unstartable, unless the thief happens to have a replacement. The Pertronix and a fake coil wire should stop most people with larceny on their minds.

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Old 05/09/2018, 08:57 AM   #49
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Neil,
I think that post is fed from the ignition circuit, and since thereís something wrong with my ignition circuit I canít use the post as a coil feed.
The post closest to the starter cable is not fed by the ignition. It is only hot when the key is in the start position. Its purpose is to provide 12 volts to the ignition system when the starter is engaged to assist in the start up. When the key is released to the run position this post is dead.

Neil, what is that coil doing on the shock tower??

This thread is killing me!! Do I need to come over and fix it!!

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Old 05/09/2018, 11:25 AM   #50
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Old 05/09/2018, 11:48 AM   #51
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You should realize that we do this just to annoy you.
Yeah, we've been secretly planning this for months... hey guys, it looks like it's working

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Old 05/09/2018, 12:12 PM   #52
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I did a re-check on Stephen's CS re: the 'Run' voltage readings I'm getting. I used my digital meter for the sake of accuracy, and her's what I got.
This is for the Brown wire to the Solenoid:
Ign Sw in RUN position (engine not running)= 5.8V
Ign Sw in RUN position (engine running)= 10.8V

Rob- The coil was/is mounted on the shock tower, relocated by the P/O. When I installed the Edelbock 4BBL intake & Carb there is not sufficient clearance to mount the coil in the correct location.
Stephen had named his CS 'Doug'. My name for it is 'Christine', if you get my meaning.However, now all the maladies (suspension, engine, electrical, heater & A/C, cosmetics) have been addressed.

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Old 05/09/2018, 02:58 PM   #53
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I did a re-check on Stephen's CS re: the 'Run' voltage readings I'm getting. I used my digital meter for the sake of accuracy, and her's what I got.
This is for the Brown wire to the Solenoid:
Ign Sw in RUN position (engine not running)= 5.8V
Ign Sw in RUN position (engine running)= 10.8V

Rob- The coil was/is mounted on the shock tower, relocated by the P/O. When I installed the Edelbock 4BBL intake & Carb there is not sufficient clearance to mount the coil in the correct location.
Stephen had named his CS 'Doug'. My name for it is 'Christine', if you get my meaning.However, now all the maladies (suspension, engine, electrical, heater & A/C, cosmetics) have been addressed.

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Thanks for taking the measurements.

Re: "Ign Sw in RUN position (engine not running)= 5.8V"

This is actually lower than I would have expected. I was expecting 6.25v at least. Are you using that wire to provide power to any other loads other than coil and the ignitor1... such as the Edelbrock carb electric choke circuit or something similar?

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Old 05/09/2018, 06:46 PM   #54
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This thread is killing me!! Do I need to come over and fix it!!

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I'm with you Rob! I'm about done talking and just waiting for Arlie to tell me to come over and get it fixed. Maybe you should show up too and we can tell Arlie to go make a beer run while we see what mischief we can create with his car.

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Old 05/10/2018, 01:48 PM   #56
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I'm with you Rob! I'm about done talking and just waiting for Arlie to tell me to come over and get it fixed. Maybe you should show up too and we can tell Arlie to go make a beer run while we see what mischief we can create with his car.

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Old 05/21/2018, 09:25 AM   #57
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So?.... did you ever figure out what the problem was? How did you finally fix it?
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Old 05/21/2018, 09:36 AM   #58
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I’ve was on vacation last week so I hadn’t thought about it for a couple weeks. That said, I think the problem lies with the run wire in the ignition switch connector, or just beyond the connection.

By the way, if anyone wants to take a vacation in Hawaii do it now and go to the Kona side of the big island. Flights actually have open seats at great prices, the golf courses and restaurants are nearly empty, and many vacation rentals are half price or lower. The best part is that the volcano has absolutely no influence on that side of the island, and it’s the side with the good weather and the resorts.

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Old 05/22/2018, 03:22 PM   #59
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Old 06/02/2018, 10:31 AM   #60
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Today I ran a 12V wire to the coil and the car would not start. I then dumped a little gas in the carb and it started right up.

Once the car starts it will start every time, unless it sits for a long time, then no amount of pumping the throttle will get it to start.

The car runs well when it runs.

Any ideas? Maybe a torn fuel pump diaphragm? Is all the gas draining out of the carburetor bowl? Does a 1V even have a bowl?

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