IGNITION ISSUES

  • Tiny
  • rug rat
  • 1984 Ford F-250
  • 165,000 miles

Could a faulty coil cause my problems? I have never changed my coil since I changed my dist. From electronic to points. Could my coil be the problem? If so please let me know and/or what should the volts/ohms be to and from my coil to the dist. (Should I use a secondary resistor/condenser or not?)

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Friday, May 3rd, 2013 AT 5:31 PM

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  • Tiny
  • ASEMaster6371
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What is the exact issue?

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Friday, May 3rd, 2013 AT 6:13 PM
  • Tiny
  • rug rat
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I can drive my truck for about five or six miles and it starts to bog down and if I try to keep going it will eventually shut down, when that happens I have to get out and sand down my points and then it runs fine for another another five or six miles. What could it be?

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Friday, May 3rd, 2013 AT 6:20 PM
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  • caradiodoc
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What kind of problem are you having? Why would you want to go back to miserable breaker points? Do you have a ballast resistor in series with the ignition coil and a way to bypass it during cranking?

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Friday, May 3rd, 2013 AT 7:30 PM

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