It has been at least 20 years since I messed with a points ignition. If any of you have any tips other then buy an electronic distributor (that will come in time) I am all ears.
My friends boat has sat for a long time and I am trying to get it running again. Can you guys clue me in on how to troubleshoot the ignition system. Twenty years ago I could have done this in my sleep but time marches on and my memory isnt all that great.
Here is the set up.
Mallory YL670AV Single Point distributor, Coil with External Ballast Resistor, solid core plug wires.
What I need to know are:
With ignition key to ON position:
Should I have:
1. Battery voltage at the Distributor wire going to the points and condensor?
2. Battery Voltage at the Ballast Resistor
Ballast Resistor should have how much resistance when its isolated?
Battery voltage at the coil+ should be what with the points opened and closed?