Now I know I should have coils and timer, just have not gotten to that yet, anyway my truck has a texas t dizzy, I have lost fire to the points Anya ideas where to start looking, no loose wires anywhere
1. The most likely is burned points which usually also means the condenser is shot
2. Maybe the points aren't opening (the rubbing block is worn or they just need readjustment)
3. No power to the coil
4. The coil is shot
Bought new coil,points, condenser will install tomorrow
With ignition key on switched to battery have you 6V (12V) to the coil?
No = suspect ignition switch or wiring from it to coil
Yes = check wire from coil (-) to distributor and points.
Got wrong condenser will any other condenser work with the texas t distributor ,till I can order the right one,really need to get it running
Any good quality condenser made for a points distributor will work fine. The part to remember is GOOD QUALITY. The Texas T Parts coils and condensers are known to last very briefly in service. You should try to find a German or US made Bosch coil and points / condenser set for 1968 - 1972 (12 volts) or 1958-67 VW (6 Volts) Volksbuggen if you want to go more than a few dozen miles.
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Do not buy any coils made in China or Mexico, they are no Bueno por caca.
(Message edited by royce on May 03, 2015)