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Bosch Blue, Pertronix, no spark?


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Hey there,

I've searched the forums and it sounds like I have everything wired correctly, but still no spark (checked by holding the plug lead next to the block while cranking over).

I replaced the stock black coil (sorry, '69 2002) with a Bosch Blue today, removed the resistor and before tackling the pertronix, it started fine.

Here are some shots of the wiring:

-black from pertronix to negative on the coil.

-red from pertronix to positive on the coil.

-green from ignition and starter relay to positive on the coil

I should be getting spark regardless of the timing, right? Sounds stupid but at this point I'm getting tired and frustrated...




Bristol 11/12/68

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Forgot to mention:

Other red wire goes to the fuel shut off valve on my Solex 32/32 DIDTA (that doesn't work anyways).

I didn't mark in the distributor where the rotor was when I took it apart. Could the timing be so off that I wouldn't get spark?


Further note:

I couldn't find the "starter relay" in my Haynes wiring and apparently starter relays only came on automatics. What is the silver relay mounted in the corner between the coil and dizzy? It has a green wire that also goes to the positive on the coil from the ignition, and a negative to ground. The second set of black and red wires go to the starter. WTF?


Bristol 11/12/68

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Anybody? Allo?

Since the wires only go from starter to relay and ignition/coil to relay, this has to be a starter relay right? Is there any reason I can't just disconnect it?

Because I can't see points opening and closing, is there anyway to orient the rotor besides trial and error?


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