Mar 20, 2011 update on P71's 1973 AMC Javelin

But still no spark...

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Hmmm, coil didn’t do it (even though the old one tested bad). Only one thing left then, the pickup in the distributor. For some reason I thought this car (and all 73/74 AMC’s) had electronic ignition. Surprise! It doesn’t. My AMC-fu is rusty as that’s the 3rd thing I’ve gotten wrong on this car…

Anyways, out came the points (GM style) and in went a new setup, complete with condenser and all. It has a “bridge” instead of a wire for reliability. This definitely won’t stay long-term, but it was needed today!


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