[ROVERNET - UK] Mixture problems-resolved, sort of...
defender110 at ozemail.com.au
Sun Oct 21 07:05:10 BST 2007
Possibly, but if the only thing changed was the electronics for points,
it would have to be a high resistance within the electronic unit itself.
> Or 3. The current is inadequate due to high resistance.
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "David Read"
> <defender110 at ozemail.com.au>
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> Sent: Sunday, October 21, 2007 9:24 AM
> Subject: Re: [ROVERNET - UK] Mixture problems-resolved, sort of...
>> Hi Stephen/Larry
>> My $0.02 worth ... <g>.
>> The Kettering ignition system relies heavily on the maximum possible
>> energy storage buildup in the coil (dwell) and then breaking the
>> current flow in the shortest possible time to generate the maximum spark.
>> Electronics should break the flow far faster than the points.
>> If points give a "fatter" spark than the electronics, this suggests
>> to me two possibilities ....
>> 1. The electronics is not allowing current to flow long
>> enough (dwell) or
>> 2. Is not breaking the current fast enough.
>> South Oz
>> Larry wrote:
>>> Steven, I too am having a tough time with tuning my TC. I have a
>>> Petronix unit in place and I would be interested in what they say
>>> when you call them. Regards, Larry
>>> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Steven Dibdin" <sdibdin at hotmail.com>
>>> To: <rovernet at lyris.ccdata.com>
>>> Sent: Thursday, October 18, 2007 3:23 PM
>>> Subject: [ROVERNET - UK] Mixture problems-resolved, sort of...
>>> Hi All,
>>> Thank you for all your responses. I have tried a number of solutions
>>> and the results are:
>>> New flame thrower coil with points give the best idle and
>>> performance. This must be the first case of Lucas products beating
>>> modern electronics. I will call petronix to discuss later on. When
>>> left to idle plugs would soot up from incomplete combustion after
>>> about 90 secs.
>>> The spark at idle with the petronix unit in place was yellow and
>>> quite weak (0.030" gap on plugs as per instructions).
>>> With the points in place it was much stronger and would jump a much
>>> bigger gap. Engine idled for 5 minutes with out a change in idle
>>> speed or smoothness.
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