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    Cookeville, TN
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    Control Systems Engineer

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    1971 and 1972 240z
  1. Hi 72'240 Your problem with condensers (capacitors) sounds a little spooky. Here are some thoughts. Why do you need a capacitor on the distributor in the first place? Answer: The primary of your ignition coil is opened by the distributor contacts and when this happens the magnetic field in the ignition coil collapes and creates the high voltage for your spark plugs. At the same time a high voltage spark occurs across the open distributor points. The cap. acts as a low resistance path to ground attempting to do three things. 1. reduce pitting on the contact point 2. reduce electrical noi
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