No spark from the Coil...

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  1. Zac Crutch

    Zac Crutch Farmall Cub

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    Hey Gang.
    I have finally put my pride to the way side and I am officially seeking help. I have been scouring binderplanet for weeks and cant find a thread that hits exactly what I am looking for... I am working on a 74 scout II stock 304v8. I have replaced the GB, coil, spark plugs & wires, new wire harness (painless), new battery, new distro cap and I have yet to figure out what I am missing. I have the engine area grounded at multiple points and all of the wires that are connected are new or cleaned to "like new". Engine turns over like it should and I have 12v going to the coil but no spark at the plugs. I am pretty sure I have a Prestol distributor with a sensor, no points. I am not electrically inclined, outside of small things, any help/advice would be greatly appreciated.
     
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    Darrel Dreams of Cub Cadets

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    Jeff Jamison Lives in an IH Dealership

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    You posted in a dealer section(anything scout sells scouts and parts) post in the general tech area to get more people looking at it.You stated you replaced the GB is that the goldbox
     
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    Zac Crutch Farmall Cub

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    Of course I posted in the wrong thread room haha... sry. Yes, GB is the gold box.
     
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    If you have a gold box,you have a holley distributor,
     
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    Zac Crutch Farmall Cub

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    Ok. So when I received this scout, the wiring had been cut to heck due to previous owner (PO) swamping the engine. I was able to get all of the stock parts and I have been piecing it back together. If I did have a prestol, would that mean the GB is no longer needed?
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