what will stop the ignition from fireing
Check the 12Volts at the coil...perhaps a ballast resistor is out to lunch~
Many things can stop a ignition system from firing. Start with the basics cap rotor, plugs, wires, coil itself. From there gets more complex crank sensor, DME (digital motor electronics).
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