Was wondering if I could get some help with an ignition problem. My 63 Riviera would not start so I began checking the obvious things, spark, fuel, etc. It turns out my coil went bad, so I thought! It would not create a spark. I pulled the wire from the coil out of the distributor and had my wife crank it over, held the end of the wire to the engine block... no spark. So no big deal, went to Auto-zone and got a new coil. Same thing, no spark. Took the coil back to Auto-zone, they gave me a new one. And again no spark.
All that being said. My coil has a Red and a Black wire going to the Positive Terminal. And a black wire from the points to the Negative terminal of the coil.
The back wire going to the Positive Terminal of the coil is giving me 12 volts with the ignition key turned to on. So that one is coming from the battery. The red one gives me nothing. According to the shop manual this one is the Resistance wire that is supposed to protect the points from burning out.
It says that once the ignition key is turned to start (Cranking) then power comes from the battery to the coil. So I'm not sure what I'm missing. Or if I'm making any sense... ignition is not my strong suit. My question, is there some sort of fuse or something that may had burned out that I'm missing?
Any suggestions are appreciated.
I've attached a pic: