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Classic/Antique Car Repair/1971 dodge 318 not getting any spark


Gary Hallock wrote at 2009-07-26 02:24:04
Had this happen on my 73 plymouth duster.  Ballast

resistor on firewall.  The inner fender rusted out and the ballast resistor lost its ground connection.

I don't think they had electronic ignition yet so there is no module to go bad.

nycsupercars wrote at 2013-02-18 01:41:15
its got points so NO MODULE and NO PICKUP on the distr  

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All automotive including antique and collectible. However if the car has been modified I can only answer in general terms and maybe get you pointed in the right direction.


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