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Fried points?

Postby Luke470 » Sat Dec 20, 2014 2:24 pm

Like the stupid rookie I am I left the ignition pulled out (on) all week (I was out of town). Came home and of course the battery was dead. Is it also likely that the points are shot? (It's a 12 volt system). Anything else that might have got cooked?

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Re: Fried points?

Postby Bigdog » Sat Dec 20, 2014 2:53 pm

It is possible that the points may be burned and the coil may be damaged. It really depends on how good your battery was. Pull the distributor cap and check the points. If they are not too badly burned you may be able to dress them up with a point file.
Examine the coil for signs of overheating - cracks, swelling or leaking.
Re-charge the battery (if you didn't kill it too) and see if it will start.
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Re: Fried points?

Postby tst » Sat Dec 20, 2014 3:55 pm

if the points were not in the closed position, there might not be any damage if you have luck!

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Re: Fried points?

Postby Bigdog » Sat Dec 20, 2014 8:17 pm

tst wrote:if the points were not in the closed position, there might not be any damage if you have luck!

Tim - want to guess what the odds of that are? Especially given the Bigdog luck factor! :lol: :lol:
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Re: Fried points?

Postby Luke470 » Sun Dec 21, 2014 9:14 pm

I must have done something good in a previous life. Charged her up and she started right up!

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Re: Fried points?

Postby staninlowerAL » Sun Dec 21, 2014 9:19 pm

Luke470 wrote:I must have done something good in a previous life. Charged her up and she started right up!

We are all blessed more that we realize, I had the same thing happen to me reciently (not frying the points).


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