Originally Posted by longlimb
I noticed the carbs dripping pretty steadily.
So I'm guessing the carbs need rebuilding,
The ignition coils are not getting power.
Now I'm no pro on the meter but I should be getting voltage at the coils correct?......I pulled the leads off each coil and put the meter leads on the leads that hook up to the coil and got nothing.
Unless I'm missing something there is no power getting to them.
If the carbs are dripping fuel,just turn off the fuel.There's enough fuel in there to start.It will probably fix itself if you run it long enough with the fuel turned off.
Lucas Rita is one of the few electronic ignitions that will have power to the coil terminals with the engine not spinning when the ignition is turned on.Boyer,Pazon etc won't get power.
With the +VE meter lead on the +VE coil terminal,touch the -VE meter lead to ground or battery -VE.It should read at least 12V (same as battery voltage).
Wiring to the kill-switch is usually the problem,generally the little pins on the connector that feeds the kill-switch.Check for corrosion at the connector.