I recently picked up a non-running 77 Safari Super Extra powered by a Minarelli V1 for $50. The engine appears to be in decent shape. It's not seized and has compression. I plan on stripping it down to the frame and completely rebuilding it over the winter but before doing so I'd like to at least verify if the engine runs.
When I picked it up, the ignition coil was disconnected, completely rusted and missing the spark plug boot. I don't really know much about ignition coils and I'm not sure what will work with my bike. I thought I had found one but as it turns out, the mounting bracket is about 5 times thicker and the holes don't line up. Maybe it'll still work if I can figure out another way to attach it, I dunno?
Can anyone help me figure this out? Also, it appears that the bike has a ground connection that's supposed to connect to one of the ignition coil mounting screws. Does the ignition coil have to be mounted and ground connected in order for the bike to start?
Any help would be greatly appreciated.