This is the last issue before I can finally try a wet start after the rebuild.
I have fitted a Power spark electronic ignition distributor, viper coil and leads. They were bought new 2 years ago and sat on the shelf since.
When I apply ignition, I can hear the distributor creating faint sparks (crackling)
With the black lead to the coil disconnected, there is no noise (shorting/crackling)
there are only 3 connections at the coil.
- IGN lead to + (white to tachometer)
2 Red distributor lead to +
3 black distributor lead to -
I have just gone out to the garage in the dark to try and see where this sparking is.
With ignition on, I could hear the sparking but couldn’t see anything (in the pitch black)
With ignition still on, I disconnected the distributor black (-) and the sparking stopped. I then reconnected and the sparking had stopped (with ignition still on)
I put a spark detector on cylinder 1 HT lead and turned it over. I got a bright spark during the firing stage but it also started to crackle again, and the detector showed a faint spark while it was turning over; plus the bright spark on the firing stroke.
I tried the same on cylinder 2 with the same result. Bright spark on firing stroke and continuous faint spark while turning over.
So is it the distributor and electronic ignition?