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    I took my condenser out the other day and replaced it with a new one. I can't believe how much longer the new one. Does it work no. Looks like I will be going to the local ford dealer to order a couple more.

  • #2
    Billl are you saying that you replaced your condenser with a longer one and it did not work?
    A little confused
    3 ~ Tudor's
    Henry Ford said
    "It's all nuts and bolts"


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    • #3
      Yes that is what I did. I am also getting a short (drain) to my battery. Going to put a ford condenser back in and hope it runs

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      • #4
        Are you getting a good spark from the coil wire to a head nut? If your running a stock system your cut out could be stuck causing you a draw
        3 ~ Tudor's
        Henry Ford said
        "It's all nuts and bolts"


        Mitch's Auto Service ctr

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Bill in NJ View Post
          Yes that is what I did. I am also getting a short (drain) to my battery. Going to put a ford condenser back in and hope it runs
          The condenser should have nothing to do with battery drain because it's out of the system when the key is off.

          I also got a condenser that was extra long by about 1/8". I bent the ground strap a little, and it fit OK.

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          • #6
            Are you referring to an original condenser, or the so called modern condenser used with 57-74 points?
            Bill
            http://www.brauchauto.com/
            Eastern Connecticut

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            • #7
              If it isn't broke don't fix it

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              • #8
                OK this is a late but an update. The drain on the battery was because I had screwed the starting rod in to far ?

                I changed the condenser, cleaned the spark plugs , and reset timing. It cranks over fast and I have spark at the points and also when the coil wire is grounded.

                It still does not start!

                Question is where do I go from here ? Thanks in advance, Bill

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                • #9
                  Hey Bill, how about taking the distributor cap off, paint the spring on the rotor with your favorite color crayon, put the cap back on and spinning the engine over a few times and see if the crayon is rubbed off by the cap?

                  Well, thinking about it, maybe crayon isn't the best thing, wax and all. How about a magic marker, or Dykem Blue, or Red. Just put something on the spring and see if it gets rubbed off by the button in the cap. If you find a worn spot on the spring, all is well, if not, adjust spring to touch the cap button.

                  If it rubs, check the gap between the rotor brass and the distributor body, shouldn't exceed .035, if it does, well, you can either build up and adjust the brass, or replace the rotor.
                  You wana look waaay far up da road and plan yer route because the brakes are far more of a suggestion than a command!

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                  • #10
                    If you have a nice strong blue spark at the coil wire with a 1/4" gap at a head nut when cranking, then make sure it is reaching the plugs. Remove a couple, ground them and make sure it sparks at the electrode
                    3 ~ Tudor's
                    Henry Ford said
                    "It's all nuts and bolts"


                    Mitch's Auto Service ctr

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