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    North Queensland
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    Obviously military vehicle restoration.
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    The complete opposite of what is required to restore military vehicles.

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  1. Still got a bit of detailing to do, but it’s getting there
  2. I couldn’t find my old post. But here is a belated update on the 101 Resto. I’ve got it running, new radiator, water pump, electrics, fuel pump, suspension, all the rubbers replaced, brakes and clutch master new. the big job was removing all the paint.
  3. I’m going to try putting electronic ignition in it and see what happens, but wish I could work this out before I start messing with it any further
  4. Ok, I took the distributor out and rotated it 180 degrees hoping that that might make some difference. I pulled the distributor out inspected it. All looks good, put it back in, again no spark. Still power at the points and still sparks when a screwdriver is placed in the gap, but no spark when cranking. Every part of the system has been replaced. It’s got me stumped.
  5. I’m thinking of pulling out the points and condenser and putting in electronic ignition to see if that will make a difference
  6. Yes, it seems fine. I also ran a wire, direct from the battery to the positive on the coil, in an effort to bypass any wires, and this did not rectify the problem. So, I’m still at a loss. The fact that it was running, and then stopped is a mystery. That said, the vehicle has sat idle for at least 20 years.
  7. I have power to the points. When I put a screw driver between the points it will spark. When I turn the key, power is going to the points, however no spark. If I crank the engine, and at the same time, put a screw driver between the points it will spark, but by itself..... no spark. It’s sending me crazy. Particularly when I had it running fine. I have now replaced the coil, ignition switch, points, condenser. As a positive, I’ve almost stripped all of the old paint off. Replaced all of the suspension rubbers and steering damper. New fuel pump, water pump, recond brake and clutch masters, new tyres, etc etc
  8. Below is where I think the ballast was originally mounted. By the look of the ignition, this ignition requires a ballast. So, either, their is a ballast relocated somewhere, or the ignition coil, despite it saying it requires a ballast, isn’t a ballast dependent coil, and the coil is no good. Thoughts? Can I just put a coil on it that doesn’t require a ballast and see what happens?
  9. These don’t really help. I think I found where the mounting holes were for the ballast next to where the coil was mounted, but there is no ballast there now. I was getting spark and it was running two weeks ago, but no spark when I kick over the starter.
  10. Thanks potless, would love to see a pic, if at all possible. I will play hide and seek with it again tomorrow and see if I can find it.
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