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    Default No spark Ford 3000 Gasser

    Here is the story. While I was changing the points and condenser I dropped the nut on the terminal. I had to pull the distributor to get it out. Changed the points and condenser. Set the gap and installed according to book.( I think).

    Tried to start no luck. I pulled the plug and had no spark. I hooked plug wire to coil and checked for spark. Still no spark.

    I started checking the ignition circuit. Here are the results.

    Battery volts. 12.51

    VDC @ batt terminal on coil. while cranking engine

    MIN 10.55
    MAX 10.74

    With Jumper from Battery (+) to (+) terminal on coil and cranking engine

    MIN 10.55
    MAX10.77

    I started working back looking for voltage drop. I found that the drop is being caused by the starter motor. I connected AMP clamp and had a reading of around 400 amps. That seems a little high. I will test again this morning with fresh charged battery.

    Is there a way I can test the starter with the a meter.

    Please help.

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    Default Re: No spark Ford 3000 Gasser

    starter dray dropping you into the 10.5v range is not uncommon.. and should not give you a NO SPARK setup.. as that tractor has a 6V ignition coil, and gets full bat voltage to it due to ignition bypass during starting.. and when in run position, power goes thru a resistor wire.

    doube vcheck your points.. they must go from open to shortt.. if they never close.. the coil never charges.. if they never open.. there will be no spark

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    I hope to get back to work on this tomorrow. I have a question about dwell. The book says that the dwell angle is 35-38 deg and would read 70-76 deg on the 6 cyl scale. The dwell tach I have access to only goes to 60 deg on that scale. Most of them I have looked at are the same. Where can I get a meter to check it with that won't break the bank. HF has a centech with 3 cyl on it for 30 bucks, but it had bad reviews. Any one ever use it? Thanks. Bryan

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    Default Re: No spark Ford 3000 Gasser

    if it don't work.. take it back!

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    ps.. lots of auto stores let you rent tools for a small fee

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    Got it running. Rechecked the point gap and it fired right up. Thanks sound guy.

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    Default Re: No spark Ford 3000 Gasser

    glad to hear

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