I hot wired the coil and left it on by mistake. When I smelled that hot electrical smell, I realized what I had done and disconnected it but the coil was VERY hot. It is/was a new flame thrower. Did I ruin it? Is there a way to check it?
Measure the coil primary resistance. Using an ohmmeter, connect the red lead to the coil's positive (+) electrical connector, and the ohmmeter's black lead to the coil's negative (-) electrical connector. An average resistance reading could be between 0.3 and 1.0 ohms.
Measure the coil secondary resistance. Connect the ohmmeter's black lead to the coil's negative (-) electrical connector and the ohmmeter's red lead to the coil's terminal-where the distributor or spark plug wire attaches to. A typical resistance reading could be 8,000 to 11,500 ohms.