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Re: 37 will turn over but not fire.
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The condenser steps up the voltage going to the ignition coil as soon as the points open. It's basically a capacitor that stores voltage for when it's needed.

Posted on: 2009/10/17 16:38
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Re: 37 will turn over but not fire.
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oooooooooohhhhhhh !! knowledge is 'dangerous'. us guys hate asking when we dont know..its a 'guy' thing I guess..LOL

Posted on: 2009/10/17 16:54
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Re: 37 will turn over but not fire.
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Hate to disagree with Eric on the condenser but the primary use is to provide an alternate path to prevent points from arcing & pitting due to back EMF from coil. Doesn't really raise the voltage itself but case can be made for storing a higher voltage developed elsewhere very briefly. There are several sites with descriptions but here's a couple of concise ones for anyone curious.

http://autorepair.about.com/cs/generalinfo/a/aa052502a.htm

http://austin7club.org/Ignition%20Condensors.htm

Posted on: 2009/10/17 17:08
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Re: 37 will turn over but not fire.
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ooo removed the points.it appears they have pits and corroded

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Posted on: 2009/10/17 17:12
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Re: 37 will turn over but not fire.
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http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_does_t ... enser_do_on_a_distributor

Two descriptions of the same thing, the condenser's there to prevent the points from burning by taking up the excess current from the points and putting it into the coil.

Posted on: 2009/10/17 17:17
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Re: 37 will turn over but not fire.
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hmmm here is the stud point.same condition corroded and pitted..

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Posted on: 2009/10/17 17:48
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Re: 37 will turn over but not fire.
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ive had the car for 12 years and never tampered with distr since i got it let alone checking points..this could account for the condition of "hard starting" We'll see by tommarrow..and naturally the small screw holding all these things together fell somewhere..in the eng compartment or on the garage floor...time for more colorful language.

Posted on: 2009/10/17 17:51
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Re: 37 will turn over but not fire.
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pheww found screw (a small miracle) dropped through splasher pan onto floor..swearing stopped...man, this 61 y/o body is getting tired crawling on all fours under the car..lolo Which reminds me wife in Ruskin Fla and Anna Marie Island for a sisters weekend due back in Detroit in 24 hrs..YUK. thats why I stayed home..I got 24 hrs to pick up the place and GET the car parts OFF the kitchen table...(don't need that addtl aggrevation..

Posted on: 2009/10/17 17:59
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Re: 37 will turn over but not fire.
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Yeah, those points are fried.Put new ones in if ya got them.Still wont prove spark however.Do that and you have no spark issue.(Spark check that is.)And yes that will account for the hard starting.(pitted points that is.) Brian

Posted on: 2009/10/17 18:25
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Re: 37 will turn over but not fire.
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thanks brian for your input..will install tommarrow when there is more light and see if that solves the issues will keep you guys informed below my honey or should i say second honey..loo (to play it safe)

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Posted on: 2009/10/17 18:32
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