OK. The next time I go out I'll take my meter with me. In it's failed state, if it is the coil, what should happen to the figures? Go up or down?
The coil should read the same hot or cold .
Any change in value would be suspect .
As an example , (If the coils primary was 20ga.)
394 ft. of 20g 'mag' wire would have a resistance of 4 ohms , whether it was coiled or not .
But if it were tightly coiled and some part of the coil
shorted against itself , some effective lenght would be lost ... and resistance would go down in accordance with how much wire , (how many turns ) , are lost . There is still a circuit , but now of shorter length .
The 4 ohm coil might now read 3 or 2 , it would saturate more quickly , overheat and not deliver the inductive kick necessary for the secondary to
Reach its full capacity ... and while doing so , perhaps strain the output switching capacity of the Boyer
box ( kommandos coil )
Or the coil could short to its metal housing ... there would be unwanted continuity to ground . ( this short can be metal on metal or may only be an inductive short , an internal spark path that worsens as small conductive carbon traces are layered in ) ... the coil may still work if the 'can' is insulated from ground ?
Or what ive seen a few times , as the coil heats up , this wire that was at one one time continuious , opens up , somewhere in its tighty wound 400 ft , enough to lose all continuity ... an open circuit . In this instance , the reading would go from the 4 to zero .
... and these same faults could happen on the secondary side ... or between the 2
While you're at it ;
stator also has 2 small coils . There are a few , small handful ? ,
Of reported instances of one of these
Coming loose .
Their total ohms can be easily checked . There is no need to check them
Individually unless a problem is found ... off the top of my head , the reading is 137ohms ... thought there may be different readings for different production years .
And the stator 'good' if it is 'in the range'.
Sorry for being so long winded , as this appears to make the problem bigger than it is .