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:confused: I am slowly reviving my 55 4door. I have rebuilt the brakes and the carb, and this evening tried to get it to crank. I have one of those in-line testers to check for fire at the plugs and I ain't gettin' any. I checked voltage going to the neg. side of the coil and as the distributor turns it goes to 0 and then back to 12 VDC. Coming out of the top of the coil where the coil wire goes to the distributor, I am getting 12 volts. I thought it was supposed to be high voltage coming out of the coil, (like 20,000 volts). Anyone know about this? Thx in advance.
 

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Sure sounds like a primary ( 12 Volts ) to secondary ( HIGH VOLTS )
short. That would kill the HV spark . Clean the ground connection to the case , but substitute a different coil just to be sure.
 

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Yep. I tried another coil and the coil was the problem. It was new but BOOB, (Bad Out Of Box) as we say in the computer service industry. Now if my points eliminator kit will just get here!
 
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