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Richie

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  1. Richie

    74 620 magnetic pickup

    Still no spark. I pulled spark plug one out and grounded it no spark. Pulled the coil wire out grounded it no spark. I did the distributor setting and checked if I have compression just in case and I do. I bypassed the resistor and hooked the hot wire straight to the coil and no spark.
  2. Richie

    74 620 magnetic pickup

    I know it’s was probably a dumbass question I just wanted to make sure.
  3. Richie

    74 620 magnetic pickup

    http://www.gtsparkplugs.com/firing-order-datsun-l-series.html Just because I wanna clear all problems for the L16 this is the firing order correct?
  4. Richie

    74 620 magnetic pickup

    Ok I’m going to try this today and send pictures. Thanks for all the help and advice. I really appreciate it. I’ll update you guys later today.
  5. Richie

    74 620 magnetic pickup

    No it’s not running but I have electricity running how it should.
  6. Richie

    74 620 magnetic pickup

    I did what I was told earlier in this forum and also did the negative side and got a flash. Also after I cleaned the point and reset the gap the car was turning a lot stronger. Even when the battery was low. I have fuel in the carb and the pump is new and working. Is there a hose or something I should be looking at after the carb? I know I’m all over the place, my bad just trying to figure this out.
  7. Richie

    74 620 magnetic pickup

    Well I put the battery in and it still won’t start. I was testing the volts a second time and this time I didn’t plug the battery in. But the light still turned red on the test lamp on the coil is that normal or did I buy a wack test lamp from autozone?
  8. Richie

    74 620 magnetic pickup

    https://imgur.com/a/2rv15hx so I gapped the distributor .483 mm. The owners manual said .45-.55 mm. I also noticed it wasn’t gapped correctly and was really dirty on the point. Like grease was on it. Waiting for my battery to charge and going to see if it sparks. The coil, resistor, and the coil plug wire all lite up the red light on the tester and so did the distributor. But my battery is almost dead so I had to get it charged.
  9. Richie

    74 620 magnetic pickup

    So I did pull the coil wire off and try that. I got not spark. So then I changed the coil and measured the ohms and got a 1.6 reading. I installed the new shiny coil and still no spark. I then checked the volts on the resistor and all that and got 12 volts. I haven’t messed with the distributor yet. Then I thought ooo maybe the spark plugs are not gapped right. Spark plugs were bad. Changed the plugs and made sure they were gapped correctly. Still nothing. So the only other thing I guess it the points. I’m about to open it up right now.
  10. Richie

    74 620 magnetic pickup

    Thank you. I will try all this tomorrow and let you know what happens.
  11. Richie

    74 620 magnetic pickup

    Yea I changed the coil because of no spark and I still have the original points.
  12. Richie

    74 620 magnetic pickup

    It didn’t work with the original coil neither
  13. Richie

    74 620 magnetic pickup

    https://imgur.com/a/YoDMlHt i took some pictures of the ignition set up to see if I did it correct or am I missing something. Also just to let you guys know I disconnected the horns because they started to spark when I tried starting the car.
  14. Richie

    74 620 magnetic pickup

    Thank you. I’m still going to post a picture just to make sure. Because I tested all the points according to the owner’s manual and even YouTube and everything checked out but still no spark. I cleaned grounds points replaced wires and still nothing. Could a ballast resistor go bad?
  15. Richie

    74 620 magnetic pickup

    I know this is probably a dumb question but I don’t know why I don’t have a spark and want to send pictures to you guys but it won’t let me send pictures on how I have it wired up. I am on an iPhone.
  16. Richie

    74 620 magnetic pickup

    Wow that was very detailed thank you. If I go with just the two options you originally gave me I wouldn’t need that ballast resistor correct because it gets rid of the points?
  17. Richie

    74 620 magnetic pickup

    I looked online for matchbox and the price is pretty steep but I’m not against it. What would be the benefit from a just a regular conversion to a matchbox set up or than diminishing quality? Thank you.
  18. Richie

    74 620 magnetic pickup

    Thank you! I’ve been looking for like three days online.
  19. Hello. I’m leaning towards putting in a magnetic pickup in my 74 620. I’m looking online and can’t find any. Any ideas where I can get one? Thank you.
  20. It’s more than a couple main points are the battery, the coils, and brake lights
  21. I’ve never changed out wires before in this car. I know I’m a noob but for recommendations what kind of wire gauge should I use and any recommendations on connectors or wire shrink.
  22. Yea I should’ve done that when I was already chasing them. Thank you.
  23. Hello, so I checked my wires did some wire chasing and found a lot of the wires are fried and I’m not getting a spark. I want to do a whole new wire harness with the potential to put in an alarm system in it. Looking for some wire harness ideas upgrade or oem. Thank you
  24. Richie

    Ignition coil

    Thank you so much. I’m going to try it tomorrow. Seriously I was getting so mad I was pumping the brake pedal and now I have brakes
  25. Richie

    Ignition coil

    https://m.alibaba.com/product/60631432296/How-to-test-ignition-coil-for.html hello. I recently ordered a new ignition coil for my 74 Datsun 620. I wasn’t getting a spark from the old one and the old coil was completely burnt inside. I ordered this one on rock auto said oem with resistor. Now I have no idea how to wire this one up. Has anyone had this problem before or know how to wire it? Should I cut my losses and just find a better one. Help please.
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