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Old 03-13-2018, 03:04 PM
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Originally Posted by ironman View Post
You should always have the same voltage as your battery reading on the lead that goes to the positive pole of your coil in BOTH the start and run positions of the key. Two exceptions would be....
1. You have a bad key switch or....
2. You have the engine installed, the lead is hooked up to the positive pole of your coil and your points happen to be closed. In this case, the points are applying a ground seen through the coil therefore your voltage reading disappears. You should see battery voltage when the points are open.
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