In Reply to: Re: Playing with my distributor tester posted by Richard NY 2N on February 03, 2019 at 21:40:44:
I have a digital rpm meter coming, this will allow me to see how fast its turning. With the engine at idle the distributor should be turning 200 rpm, I want to duplicate that and 1,000 rpm for wide open. This tester is not as good as running it on the tractor for a day but its pretty close. I can test the individual components with is pretty handy. With the cap cut out I can see if the coil is making contact or if its actually bad. I have one coil that measures 2.7 ohms but won't throw a spark to save its life. I also have a laser temp gauge so I can watch for coils that over heat.
My plan is to rebuild distributors with a 30 day guarantee. I won't get rich but should give me something to do besides watching TV an physical therapy all day. In case you are wondering its using autolite 437 plugs cut down to 1" high.
You all let me know if I'm missing something.