[Spridgets] wiring to coil

Chris Manuel cmanuel at wi.rr.com
Sat Sep 20 15:21:08 MDT 2008

Do you have the points wired correctly inside the distributor?  Nothing
grounding itself off somewhere?

Been through that one myself


-----Original Message-----
From: spridgets-bounces+cmanuel=wi.rr.com at autox.team.net
[mailto:spridgets-bounces+cmanuel=wi.rr.com at autox.team.net] On Behalf Of Joe
Sent: Saturday, September 20, 2008 4:06 PM
To: Bill Masquelier; Spridgets
Subject: Re: [Spridgets] wiring to coil

I get 12 volts on either side. The points are brand new. I still get no
spark. I actually get 12 volts at the primary coil wire center post.

--- On Sat, 9/20/08, Bill Masquelier <billmasq at hotmail.com> wrote:

> From: Bill Masquelier <billmasq at hotmail.com>
> Subject: RE: [Spridgets] wiring to coil
> To: kidjoevid at yahoo.com, "Spridgets" <spridgets at autox.team.net>
> Date: Saturday, September 20, 2008, 6:52 PM
> First- do you have the body of the coil grounded well? This
> is required.
> Next- disconnect the distributor wire and now you should
> get 12v from either side of the coil to ground. If the dist
> wire is hookled up then you may or may not get 12v (depends
> on if the points are open or closed)
> I will bet that either your coil isn't well enough
> grounded or your points are dirty if you aren't getting
> spark.
> Bill
>  Date: Sat, 20 Sep 2008 10:34:47 -0700> From:
> kidjoevid at yahoo.com> To: spridgets at autox.team.net>
> Subject: [Spridgets] wiring to coil> > I'm
> double-checking myself on the wiring for my coil. Is this
> correct? There are two leads that have always been there - a
> positive to the + side and a negative to the - side. My new
> dizzy has just one lead - this should go to the negative
> side - right?> > Also, with 12 volts in to the pos
> side, and the neg side lead back into the harness, I should
> read 12 volts if connecting a meter from ground to either
> terminal - right ?> > And if I have twelve volts
> across the terminals I should get high voltage out the
> center hi volt. terminal - right? Well, I can't get a
> spark across a grounded plug. I tried two different coils.
> Do I have 'em wired wrong? > > Joe>
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