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1975 911 porsche turns over but isn't getting spark

When i turn the key it sounds like it's going to start but it isn't getting any spark

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This could also be the CDI unit. These can be pricy new but can sometimes be found on eBay or pelican parts forums.

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Most of the times the point in distributor are closed
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Check the coil pack

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