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PostPost by: john.p.clegg » Thu Aug 02, 2012 7:24 am

Gazza

Just a quickie,thought about it last night in bed,when you changed the points,did you reconnect the points wire to the right side of the insulator,it's easy done to get it wrong and will never spark if it's on the wrong side...

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PostPost by: gazzamuffin » Thu Aug 02, 2012 7:50 pm

john.p.clegg wrote:Gazza

Just a quickie,thought about it last night in bed,when you changed the points,did you reconnect the points wire to the right side of the insulator,it's easy done to get it wrong and will never spark if it's on the wrong side...

John :wink:

Hi John,

The right side of the insulator? i think i might need a picture to understand!

thanks

Gazza
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PostPost by: ardee_selby » Thu Aug 02, 2012 9:05 pm

gazzamuffin wrote:
john.p.clegg wrote:Gazza

Just a quickie,thought about it last night in bed,when you changed the points,did you reconnect the points wire to the right side of the insulator,it's easy done to get it wrong and will never spark if it's on the wrong side...

John :wink:

Hi John,

The right side of the insulator? i think i might need a picture to understand!

thanks

Gazza


Gazza,

There is a fault finder (pdf file) here: http://home.mindspring.com/~purlawson/f ... itions.pdf

Page 6.0 includes a note about the insulating washers & spacers at the end of the points spring. Not sure if that's what John has in mind, but they are illustrated in the workshop manual.

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PostPost by: john.p.clegg » Thu Aug 02, 2012 10:48 pm

Gazza
The bracket that holds the points spring also connects the wire to the points,the bracket itself is earth,which is no good,the wire needs to be connected to the end of the spring and insulated from the bracket (earth)...

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Page 6.0 test 6 Note Older points assemblies, particularly two-piece assemblies, utilize insulating washers and spacers
on the end of the point?s spring. If these are not in place and properly oriented the points will behave as if
they never open. This will prevent a spark from being produced.
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PostPost by: gazzamuffin » Sun Aug 05, 2012 5:04 pm

Hi all!

SUCCESS !!!! :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D

She started first time today !!!!!!

The problem It would seem is that I had a bad earth from the dizzy.

Thanks again everyone for all your help.

Right, on to finding the next problem :lol: :lol: :lol:
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