[ROVERNET - UK] P6 -SD1 spark plug gap?

defender110 at ozemail.com.au defender110 at ozemail.com.au
Wed Jan 17 08:16:48 GMT 2007

In the Kettering world, a standard coil is a coil no matter who the 
manufacturer. Most have a 1:100 voltage ratio converting the primary's 
200 induced volts up to 20,000v for the dizzy --> plugs.

A "sports" coil may have a voltage ratio of 1:150 or more rarely 1:200 
to give approx 30-40kV at the plugs.
Keep in mind that in racing/sports applications, consistent long term 
performance and reliability are not part of the agenda.

South Oz

Paul Smith wrote:
> P6Bs are ballasted.
> It is er questionable that Rover spent a lot of time getting the coil just right - I get a Jap coil and the starting improves... have one on the TC and the SC.  I'd say they used whatever Lucas supplied.
> <mounting soapbox>
> Nothing beats a properly sorted/maintained/adjusted OEM system.
> After all, the manufacturer has spent far more R&D $$$$'s than we mere 
> mortals will ever have in developing the system in the first place!
> <dismounting soapbox>

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