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1983 Baretta Merc 140 engine - no fire.

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  • 1983 Baretta Merc 140 engine - no fire.

    Make my engine go poppity pop and win a prize!

    I hooked a battery to this old boat and the radio came on...playing a cool old rock-n-roll song. I thought it was a Christine moment so left the warehouse, hoping she'd rebuild herself while I was gone. Didn't work. I came back and small roaches were still doing the circle jerk on the soft, squishy floor. The boat still looked like it sat in a field 5 years.

    We put a new coil on this 140 and are seeing good power to the posts, but no matter what are not getting a spark at the plugs, or even at the end of the coil wire. What would be stopping the coil from firing on through??

    Any advice appreciated.

    ME
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    Re: 1983 Baretta Merc 140 engine - no fire.

    the coil fires because of the opening and closing of the points.
    check the distributer, check the timing, check the points setting
    replace the coil

    (assuming you do not have electronic ignition)

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      Re: 1983 Baretta Merc 140 engine - no fire.

      Finally got fire at the end of the coil wire. Time to pass this project on...

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