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Pontiac Forum: No voltage to the ignition coil '65 Bonneville
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Old December 5th, 2017, 07:09 PM
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Well after further inspection, the car must have previously been rewired incorrectly, as the coil gets 8 volts while cranking and 12 at the run state. The wires under the dash are no longer original color codes and the ballast resistor or resistor wire must have been swapped with the one for run. We believe because of this the points are fried, and the condenser may be faulty as well, so we will replace those and see if it gets spark
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Old December 6th, 2017, 07:38 PM
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An additional question, would it be a good idea to get an inexpensive HEI distributor and simply hooking that up?
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Old December 7th, 2017, 10:25 AM
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you could do that but it needs 12 volts at all times and make sure you have room for it with respect to the air cleaner assembly
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