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Vehicle: 1986 190E 2.3 8V, 1970 220/8
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1970 MB 220/8 Won't start

I just bought a 1970 MB 220/8 with a 4sp manual tranny as a project car to restore and need help. Had it running great the other day and drove it a little bit. Now it won't start. It is getting fuel, the problem lies in the coil is not getting any power. The plugs are good as is the new distributor cap, points, condenser that worked great before it quit running. Can't think of what it is called but the ceramic looking piece that the positive wire runs to the coil is not getting any power at all either. The ground has been check with ohm tester and it is a good ground. I tested all the fuses with the ohm tester as well and they are good. Is there a way that I can hot wire the coil/cermanic piece straight to the battery just to drive it home? I know not to leave it hooked up as the battery would drain but need a short term solution to get it home... The engine turns over and I know it will run as soon as I get spark back. Thanks for your help.

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