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Cushman coil?


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Default Cushman coil?

I'm working on a Cushman with my friend, and we can't get spark. All the parts are new. My question is does the wire that goes to the condenser always go to ground. I check it with a meter and it's grounded. How would the points work if that wire is grounded? Any help would be great.
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Default Re: Cushman coil?

the condensor wire goes to the points on all i have seen.
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Default Re: Cushman coil?

The wire to the insulated side of the points and the insulated side of the condenser is one side of the primary of the coil. The other side is connected to the engine block. The primary of a Mag coil is wound with relatively heavy wire so the resistance of this coil is near 1 ohm. If you are using an analog ohm meter the differance between 1 ohm and Zero ohms is hard to determine.

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