View Full Version : Careful with Condensor - Keep it Clear!

07-08-2005, 09:57 AM
I put a tune up kit on my Tristar this week. The new condensor did not have the coated wire running to the terminal post inside the distributor cap, but instead was a copper strip with several holes in it. I connected the strip and put everything back together only to find that the motor was dead and void of any fire. The good folks at DIM knew exactly what it was, the copper strip acts as a kill switch if it is touching any part of the distributor housing, plate or screws inside the distributor. Mine was hitting the screw on the bottom. Fixed it.

After reading the posts regarding electronic ignition and after jacking with my points for two days, I am installing an electronic ignition today.