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    Default New HT and Coil Lead

    on the times that my r10 seems to fail starting first thing in the morning, it's seems as all i have to do, is pull out the HT leads, and give them a bit of a tighten, and remove and replace the coil lead, and then it starts.

    here is a pic of the coil lead ::

    the good end is where it goes into the dizzy cap, and the awful end is where it goes into the coil.
    **it's a bad pic, but the coil end is rusted and frayed in parts.

    yes it needs replacing, so where can i get these leads? should i goto the likes of my mechanic of Caravelle?, or are they simply a matter of going to an auto place that sells them? like supercheap or auto-1?

    and my manual doesn't specify the size, so does any1 know?

    any help is thankful for

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    You might try shortening that lead by an inch and refitting a better quality metal contact from any old lead. My 403's ran original leads for 40 years.

    Problem being distributor leads are a throw away item these days any ignition problem and you average mechanic will throw out your plugs, points and leads ($40+) as a matter of course.

    Save money stay original.

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    Quote Originally Posted by edgedweller
    You might try shortening that lead by an inch and refitting a better quality metal contact from any old lead. My 403's ran original leads for 40 years.
    ed ge
    where can i get these metal contacts from? as i don't have any old leads lying around.

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    Default Clean it up first.

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    I'd clean the rusty terminal and the internal part of the coil, you can use steelwool or sandpaper carefully on both, then see how it goes.

    For myself I would then hunt around to try and find a good brass replacement crimped on end and make sure it crimps through to the centre wire (some have a hole in the end to resin core solder the wire making a good electrical connection)

    I would then further clean the mating surfaces, spray some electrical contact lubricant on both, wipe off the excess and put the new connector back in the coil, a wipe of silastic will ensure that water wont get in and corrode under the old rubber cap if you can't get a new one.

    Ask around true Auto electricians they should be able to supply you with the brass or a brassed replacement crimp for the lead, or at least find a s/hand one for you.

    Regards Ken

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    If you venture down to the northern beaches in sydney,I've got a few sets of old bugichord(SP)leads wich you are welcome to butcher.I just got a new set from auto paris in Artarmon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jo proffi
    If you venture down to the northern beaches in sydney,I've got a few sets of old bugichord(SP)leads wich you are welcome to butcher.I just got a new set from auto paris in Artarmon.
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    thanx for the offer jo, but i doubt i'd travel the 2hours jus for them.

    and Ken i'll give that a try, thanx

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