Re: no spark

jim magera /
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Okay, the plot thickens: I followed Stephen's advice (thank you) and

- if I ground the blue wire to the frame and run the black wire straight to the coil I get no spark

- if ground the blue wire to the frame and run the black via an alligator clip directly to the spark plug bypassing the coil I get spark.

So does that mean the points are okay and the coil is bad? I find that suspicious because the coil is new, installed by the previous owner. Here is a photo of the coil with the black wire connected directly from the magneto. Is it possible that another wire needs to be connected to the coil?

coil.jpg
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