vintage whizzer coil test?

Discussion in 'Whizzer Motorized Bicycles' started by oldbikeman, Aug 20, 2013.

  1. oldbikeman

    oldbikeman New Member

    I am trying to get spark from a vintage whizzer H engine. I ought the memory lane electronic ignition kit to replace the points and condenser. NO SPARK! Switched the wires as instructed. NO SPARK. Went back to points and condenser . Still no spark. I suspect the coil or condenser but can find no specs for testing them. Can anyone tell me how to test the coil and condenser?

  2. WZ507

    WZ507 Member

    The resistance measured from the primary winding to the high tension lead should be in the range of 3000-5000 ohms. What do you get when you measure it?
  3. Quenton Guenther

    Quenton Guenther Motored Bikes Sponsor

    The polarity of the magnets in the flywheel determine which way the wires are connected on the electronic module.

    Be sure to check where the plug wire is attached to the coil as often the connection is broken. Most coils have a small hole to tighten the screw that threads into the end of the plug wire. Some will have a small plug inserted into the hole to keep it dry & clean. Some coils have the hole sealed not allowing access to the screw.

    Have fun,