Leader no spark

Anthony Woolhead
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Leader no spark

Postby Anthony Woolhead » Sun Mar 17, 2019 6:38 pm

Hi guys, this is my first post. Having recently acquired a 1959 Leader,I want to get it running before I strip it down for restoration. Having already found a couple of deliberate mistakes, i e a fibre washer on the fuel needle housing where there shouldn't be one, which caused the carb to continuously flood.
I have a spark on the right hand side but none on the left. I suspected the coil but swapping them over gave the same result. I have also checked the wire from the points to the coil for conductivity. So that now focuses my attention on one of the points sets or possibly the alternator. Any suggestions folks? I have checked gaps and cleaned them, I have read that separating the alternator can de-magetize it. Any ideas greatly appreciated.

Regards Tony

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Re: Leader no spark

Postby roger.fellows » Sun Mar 17, 2019 7:18 pm

The emergency ignition position only gives one spark I believe. Is the switch faulty or incorrectly wired?