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  1. Most timing lights will work on 6...can't hurt it by trying. If not you can always power it from a 12 from a separate vehicle or battery...the inductive pickup is all that matters for actually triggering the light.
  2. Does sound more like an ignition issue to me. Flame could just be loading up. Gotta have a little bit of valve leak but that's pretty common. What's your voltage at coil during cranking? What's your coils resistance? And are we sure plug wires are in the correct firing order? And I've not experienced a 180 out issue on these motors yet...anyone chime in whether they run like this... because some will... exactly as you describe.
  3. Speaking just from an electronic standpoint here. Resistor is a good idea but needs to be matched to do much good. You'd need to activate the solenoid, measure the current then Actual measured voltage divided by measured current gives you the solenoids effective resistance (impedance really but that's another story) You'll need a resistor with about that same value that is able to handle the power (watts). Voltage x half the current you measured plus some safety margin will give you the required watt rating. Some guesses; 1. since the interruptor switch is originally fed through a 12ohm resistor you're going to need something in the neighborhood of another 12-24 ohms. 2. The one you're using is less than 1.5ohms 3. You're gonna need maybe 15 watt If im in the right neighborhood LED headlight resistors in series might make a good option...autozones and such have them on the shelf, they're usually 6ohm each and 15watt and around $15 a pair.
  4. Now youll probably have to break out a meter. Check the black wires continuity to ground. I don't have any experience with these tranny's so just looking at the wiring diagram I'm guessing perhaps the interruptor switch is stuck as was suggested by @DonaldSmith. Have to check it's continuity after disconnecting it. I don't think any of that circuit is polarity sensitive so it wouldn't have to be switched around on the posts....but I could easily be wrong there.
  5. If you get no spark with both of those wires unhooked and then the issue is with the coil or distributor (points). Wired back how it was , a stuck or faulty trans control component could still ground the coil.
  6. Do you regain spark if you unhook the black and green wires? If so you'll know the issue is in the tranny circuit. Stuck kick down switch, shorted solenoid....etc. likely something causing the coil to remain grounded.
  7. Yes, if it's being used with the housing in the picture and the head and block are external bypass type. Though it looks like the old seal is still stuck up in the housing there.
  8. Don't worry about checking. I think I'm going to get the exact same setup. 2dr is calling for 4101 but it looks like the difference is length. 4101 being 8-11.5 and 4102 being 10-13. Mine were 11 so I'll go with the cheaper 4102's anyhow. Had I not needed a new arm anyhow just 1/2" barrel adapters, grand total here is about $65-70
  9. Looks like that arm comes with the barrel adapters. So that's cool. I was thinking about trying to find some arms with a common modern fitting for blades......idk if that will work out or not. Oops nevermind, looks like those do have a modern type end adapter. I may very well go with the same thing...thank you.
  10. And that's basically it. I screwed the swivels and bezels together marked where the holes in the bracket were on the dash support , drilled and put in a couple rivet nuts then bolted it up with some rubber washers on each side of the bracket and metal on the bolt side. One of my wiper arms springs were gone so now I just have to decide on either anco 42-02 (1/2"). Or 42-03 (5/8") drum adapters for the shafts and get a pair of 11" wiper arms. The ones on it were 1/2" drum but I'll just replace both. Here's the decorative radio back in place and the shafts sticking out of the bezels. The switch goes in the original hole and uses the original knob.
  11. No need to be jealous of your mom giving me presents, she still loves you.
  12. Aww hell, you got a handle on it but good info for onlookers anyhow.
  13. I think if anything you'll find it to be closer to too tight and probably require a little reduction. Press fit for a .875 hole is .8745 to .8750. The OD on that runs .877-.878
  14. For now I've drilled out the original bezels to take a screw. Quick and dirty until I get proper bezels. They're in bad shape anyhow. Thread size on the swivel mounts is 8-32. And here's the radio cutout.
  15. If you are on 12v the motor can probably be easily replaced with a 12v unit. Frame size and shaft length choices in 12v are pretty abundant. Otherwise add a resistor...
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