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Old 08-24-2013, 01:27 PM
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Might be a silly answer but with being in and out and taking motor cover off etc. could the safety lanyard have been pulled out??
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Old 08-24-2013, 02:04 PM
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Can t check spark with a voltmeter unless you are talking about 12 v at the coil...
Definitive check for spark at the end of wire is sticking your finger into it!!!

Put a known working spark plug in the wire and ground it.Check for spark.
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Old 08-24-2013, 02:29 PM
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Can t check spark with a voltmeter unless you are talking about 12 v at the coil...
Definitive check for spark at the end of wire is sticking your finger into it!!!

Put a known working spark plug in the wire and ground it.Check for spark.
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Old 08-24-2013, 03:10 PM
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Make sure that the coil wire and distributor are connected. The wiring harness should not have been removed to the coil, so ignition system should be fine. Timing was not changed unless you twisted the distributor during your project. There should have not been any reason to touch the distributor either.

Check your wiring harness to make sure you didn't pinch it or damage the connector in the main harness behind the drivers side head.
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Old 08-24-2013, 03:15 PM
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Might be a silly answer but with being in and out and taking motor cover off etc. could the safety lanyard have been pulled out??
I thought the same thing but if the lanyard or the neutral safety switch wires were not connected or the switch went bad then the boat would not spin. Then engine would do nothing.

Kind of like a dead key or dead battery.
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Old 08-24-2013, 03:23 PM
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To check the coil unplug it from the distributor and set the end that connects to the distributor next to a bolt head on the intake. You may need to stick a bolt into the coil wire and then try to get the wire to get close to the intake. Crank engine and see if you can get an arc. This will let you know you have voltage but it won't tell you how much. I would not suggest touching the coil wire while doing this. It will bust your a$$ if the coil is working. If she ran before your project then I would seriously doubt that things just broke or quit working on their own.
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Old 08-24-2013, 04:03 PM
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Thanks for all the help guys.

I am really at a loss.

I checked for spark on the plugs and had nothing. Nothing from the coil either. As it was on my list to do anyway, and I found one at a local part shop I replaced the coil with a new Pertornix Fire Starter II. Still no luck.

I am going to head back out and check through all the wiring.

I too thought of the lanyard, but it was bypassed by the previous owner.

could it have anything to do with the reset button on the motor?
Keep the ideas coming.
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Old 08-24-2013, 04:53 PM
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Are you getting 12v to coil?
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Old 08-24-2013, 06:01 PM
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No Only 8. Have 12 at the alt. but doesn't seem to be coming through.
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Old 08-24-2013, 06:07 PM
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trouble shooting tips.. have you tried these?

http://www.pertronix.com/support/tips/#a1
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