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Need help on ford 600
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James(Ga)    Posted 08-18-2004 at 13:26:15       [Reply]  [No Email]

I,m trying to help a neightbor get his 600 running its been converted to 12V but haS NOT GIVE ANY TROUBLE UNTIL NOW. It will crank up and run but seems as if to be running on two cyl. I put a screwdriver in the spark plug wire and touched it with my finger and the spark was very weak When running it will start runing good then like on two cyl again then backfire out tail pipe really loud.Where would you start trouble shooting? Is this right? Wire from batt to key switch then switch to coil from coil to dis. I,M thinking a gunked up key switch James(Ga)

John (MO)    Posted 08-18-2004 at 14:01:30       [Reply]  [No Email]
Would want to check all ignition parts: plugs, wires, cap, points, condenser and coil. ignition switch is not really a factor I don't think.

Ron/PA    Posted 08-18-2004 at 13:37:48       [Reply]  [No Email]
James, you can put a jumper on your key switch and it should eliminate it. However I'd doubt it very much. A key switch is usually a run or no run situation. I'd be checking out the coil, see if that was replaced in the conversion.

Burrhead    Posted 08-18-2004 at 13:34:25       [Reply]  [No Email]
james that's right on the wiring. If he did'nt put a 12 volt coil on it or a volt reducer in the wire from the switch to the coil then the coil may be burning up.

By it running good at first now it's getting weak spark that's what it sounds like to me.

condensor    Posted 08-18-2004 at 13:37:10       [Reply]  [No Email]
I forgot to say the condensor will sometimes do that same thing too as it's going bad.

It's easy enough to check the condensor just undo it and crank the motor. If it clears up the running without it just put a new one in ASAP. Burrhead

James(Ga)    Posted 08-18-2004 at 13:44:10       [Reply]  [No Email]

Thanks Ron And Burr, Someone put a set of points in for them awhile back and didnt replace the condensor so i will start there. Thanks again. James

Burrhead    Posted 08-18-2004 at 13:59:37       [Reply]  [No Email]
yer welcome. I bet if it was running without a condensor the points are burned up again now then.

Clod    Posted 08-18-2004 at 18:56:29       [Reply]  [No Email]
James Ga. (Stuck your finger to the high tension wire?.) Never do that with the late model high output ignition systems.They can electrocute you.

Loren    Posted 08-18-2004 at 19:19:40       [Reply]  [No Email]
Not a joke either. Late model stuff carries enough AMPS to stop your heart if it's got a chance. Don't do it.

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