how to test if points are working and wired correctly to car 1978 mg 1800 motor single pts


Asked by Feb 16, 2016 at 08:31 PM about the 1978 MG MGB Coupe

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

car been sitting long time seems no spark have fuel and coil is good

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With the distributor cap of you can turn the vehicle over - you should be able to see if there is an arc between the points as the distributor shaft rotates. Point are very sensitive and have to be gapped properly for the to work. This link is a great resource for MG owners -

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