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Starting problems on the 63


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Just replaced the starter drive on 63R1135. While reconnecting the cables I snapped the starter solenoid. Received a new one from SI Friday and installed. It spins the engine but won't start. Wires/cables are exactly the same, and there is power to the coil/ distributor ( a Dave Thiebeault Mallory conversion years ago), but no spark at the plugs. The car obviously ran/ started fine before. Did I overlook something, or is it just a coincidence, any suggestions for a fix? Could it be the coil or some other problem. Test light shows power to the coil w/ key on as it should, but I'm not an electrical person.

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There needs to be power to the coil when the engine is cranking. There are two different wires for this. Cars originally equipped with points would have a wire to the coil that delivered a full 12 volts while cranking and then another that ran through the ballast resistor that delivered around 9 volts while running.

Ernie R

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Resistor and wires are still intact as is the coil. I was putting a test light on the coil terminals, should I test at the resistor as well? Is it possible the coil itself is bad? Since this is the Chrysler conversion, I wasn't sure about it.

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If you still have the push on connector at the solenoid you may need to replace them for a better connection. Testing at the resistor doesn't help starting. You need to test while cranking. Yes it could be a bad coil but in all my 40 pluse years of playing with cars I never ran across one that wouldn't start the car.

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  • 7 years later...

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