'63 Lincoln sa 200 no spark.. keeps frying points.
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    '63 Lincoln sa 200 no spark.. keeps frying points.

    I am the new owner of my Lincoln sa 200 redface. Got her in pretty rough shape, had good compression just no spark. Replaced points and condenser in the mag, tried to get spark, fried the points. Replaced points and condenser again, same thing happened. Rewired the whole thing, and converted to an alternator, tried it again, and got the same results. I'm tired of throwing money into the mag and need help either making sure my wiring is correct, or opinions on if I should just upgrade to the distributor or try to get the mag running. From what I'm seeing upgrading the the distributor would be the way to go but wanted to get some input before I dropped the money on it. Thanks in advance. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...80c059497b.jpg


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    Re: '63 Lincoln sa 200 no spark.. keeps frying points.

    Are you hooking 12V to the mag? The wire from the mag should go to the ignition switch and the other side of the switch to ground to kill the engine. It's not like an automotive ignitoin.
    When set up right the mag is very dependable.

    Dan D.
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    Re: '63 Lincoln sa 200 no spark.. keeps frying points.

    Quote Originally Posted by DanD78 View Post
    Are you hooking 12V to the mag? The wire from the mag should go to the ignition switch and the other side of the switch to ground to kill the engine. It's not like an automotive ignitoin.
    When set up right the mag is very dependable.

    Dan D.
    Yeah I think I got it figured out. Ordered more points last night should be here today. When I got it, the wire on the other side of the switch was missing so I had no idea where it went. Gonna give it a shot this afternoon


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    Re: '63 Lincoln sa 200 no spark.. keeps frying points.

    I take it you did connect 12VDC(+) to the mag then. In addition to frying the points, you probably cooked the coil as well. Mixing a mag coil and battery voltage doesn't go well.
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    Re: '63 Lincoln sa 200 no spark.. keeps frying points.

    Quote Originally Posted by duaneb55 View Post
    I take it you did connect 12VDC(+) to the mag then. In addition to frying the points, you probably cooked the coil as well. Mixing a mag coil and battery voltage doesn't go well.
    Doesn't seem like I didn't do any other damage. Got it to spark today


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    Re: '63 Lincoln sa 200 no spark.. keeps frying points.

    You're lucky.
    MM200 w/Spoolmatic 1
    Syncrowave 180SD
    Bobcat 225G Plus - LP/NG
    MUTT Suitcase Wirefeeder
    WC-1S/Spoolmatic 1
    HF-251D-1
    PakMaster 100XL
    '68 Red Face Code #6633 project
    Star Jet 21-110

    4 out of the 5 voices in my head say "Go for it".

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