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Re: Elecyronic ignition
« Reply #10 on: May 29, 2013, 11:22:37 AM »
Ive been going to Franks auto lec and he doesnít sound confident possible blaming the lack of vacuum and the gas is new and going like a dream. The reason I got electronic was because it started on gas every 9th crank without fail but only when you started it the first time in 24 hrs  I kept getting a flat battery and relised the battery wasnít charging. It has never charge ever since Ive had it (about 4 yrs)  The reason it wasnít charging was because the alt light on the dash was disconnected which Frank fixed. To get electronic ignition, fix oil light, and alt light $ 692. You be the judge.
This is my 3 rd battery and I have alwaysed used the home charger to charge battery. I have only been driving my bed everyday for the past 2 weeks because my other car is getting another motor. When I started using the headlights the battery went flat so this is how I relised there was a problem. The only time the bed has let me down is because a flat battery problem, so over the years I got starter fixed, alternater  fixed and batterys. Donít you think when they put a new alternator in they would of relised it wasnít charging ?  Anyhow I m not planning on taking it back and wont ever go there again because there not helpful and say the electronic ignition is good (It has great spark) It proberly is good but the fact is its not even close to starting right
There is defentliy something wrong and only a person who is familiar with this set up would have the answer.  Ive spent a lot of money there with 3 cars over the past few years I would expect better.
Ive never heard of Jeff McPherson Auto Electrical
Thanx Pete
 PS I thought electronic would be better than points ?
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Re: Elecyronic ignition
« Reply #11 on: May 29, 2013, 01:05:00 PM »
Balast resisters cut your ignition voltage down
From 12v to maybe 9v or less.
Electric distributers and coils require the full 12 v to operate
Properly. So if you are using a balast resister id rip it out and throw it to the £Ä•% house
Balast resisters are for points distributers to cut the voltage down so the points last longer
(dont burn out) as quickly.
So when running electric distributers no need for balast resisters.

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Re: Elecyronic ignition
« Reply #12 on: May 29, 2013, 01:12:42 PM »
Another very important point is that your air cleaner tube is sealed air tight.
As the gas injector (usually fitted half way along the air cleaner to carby tube) relies on the vacume of the air being sucked into the carby to bring the gas into the carby for combustion
If the system isnt air tight it (especially the tube tight to the top of the carby) it wont operate 100% and will take a long time to finally start.

Voltage input and an air tight ( air cleaner to carby tube) are 2 of a few
Things that could cause hard to start problems.

Is the gas injector delivering enough gas?
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Re: Elecyronic ignition
« Reply #13 on: May 29, 2013, 03:48:33 PM »
So do I take the balast resister out and join the wires together
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Re: Elecyronic ignition
« Reply #14 on: May 29, 2013, 03:53:53 PM »
My ballast resister only has one wire going to it Im pretty sure there were two.
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Re: Elecyronic ignition
« Reply #15 on: May 29, 2013, 07:26:01 PM »
Sounds like he has already disconected it
If there is only 1 wire to it now?
He should have conected the 12v feed wire to the new coil?
Get someone to crank over your motor and check the 12v  coil feed
Wire for constant 12volts.
To iron out it being a feed voltage problem.

Yeah throw the balast resister away unless you are
Going to go back to points.

I never use balast resisters, i just change to a new set of
Points ( when the old ones burn out ) if im running points.

All our vehicles are elec ignition now, even the 2 1963 wolseleys,

I keep a reconditioned points destributer under the pasangers seat just in case
The electric distributer has heart failure 1 day,
So im not stranded on the side of the road miles from home.

Because you just never know when something mightgo
Wrong with anew electric distributer,
Might never happen, but if it ever does im going to
Be ok,   :)
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Re: Elecyronic ignition
« Reply #16 on: May 29, 2013, 07:29:52 PM »
Ill have a look tommroe. Ive been flat out so Ill have a look to see what he has done. thanx
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Re: Elecyronic ignition
« Reply #17 on: May 29, 2013, 07:31:19 PM »
No worries, hope you work it out ok,
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Re: Elecyronic ignition
« Reply #18 on: May 29, 2013, 07:45:16 PM »
So do I thanx
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Re: Elecyronic ignition
« Reply #19 on: May 30, 2013, 04:30:12 PM »
When starting it goes from 12.8 v  to 10 v then to 13.5 v. Hows that sound ?
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