Join Date: Dec 1999
Location: Salem,Oregon USA
A very tiring problem:
Switched to a "mini" starter with 2 wires rather than the 3 on the OEM starter. That'swhen this problem started (pun intended).
The dist has a Mallory Unilite conversion and started great BEFORE the new starter was installed.
Took the advise and found a switched 12 volt source and ran it to the hot side of the coil with a resister inline.
NO SPARK!! The source always has power even when the starter turns over, however, with the dist unpluged from the power source the voltage is around 13 vlts. When the connector is pluged back in the voltage drops to 3 vlts.
Also, the inline resister gets rather warm, actually hot.
This doesn't happen when the dist is unpluged.
I suspect either the unilite module is shorting or perhaps bad ground but I have replaced the ground wire and it appears to be good.
Anyone have any experiance with "unilite" conversions or any suggestions would be greatly appreciated