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Offline Sweet Shock

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Re: Elecyronic ignition
« Reply #20 on: May 30, 2013, 04:35:56 PM »
To go back to points do I connect the white wire new  Coil + back to the old coil and  The coil   back to old coil then put old dizzy back in. Where does the ballast resistor go. thanx
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Re: Elecyronic ignition
« Reply #21 on: May 30, 2013, 04:44:46 PM »
Sounds like there is still resistance in there.
Get yourself a 12V Relay, find a ground for pin 85. Remove the current coil+ and use as pin 86, get a full 12V wire direct from the battery or similar and connect it to pin 30, then connect pin 87 to the + side of the coil.
This will give you the full 12V required.
*NOTE* some Relays operate different to others, I know because I've been caught out before. The best way to ensure it is operating as you want, connect the ground wire to 85, then get a 12V wire and touch the 86 pin, if you dont feel it click touch the 30 pin. Whichever pin makes the relay operate is the switch pin. You need to ensure the coil + you have currently is the wire you use to operate the switch on the relay, otherwise you'll be doing alot of work only to be stuck with the same issue.

With the gas system, what sort of mixer do you have? You may need a primer setup to help with cold starts. Essentially it's a fuel lock off that you connect to the appropriate port on your convertor, then you run a vacuum hose from the lock off to your gas mixer, when you crank it the mixer is supplied a shot of gas so it starts easier.
I have the primer vacuum line feeding direct to my petrol carby via a vacuum port that sees full manifold vacuum rather than ported or timed vacuum.
I have the primer activated by only being supplied power to a relay when the GAS/PETROL switch is set to gas, then when cranking the motor the starter triggers the primer to change state allowing the gas to flow direct. My van starts quickly always, since installing the primer.

As was said tho, if there is any form of vacuum leaks between the motor and the gas carb, many strange occurrences are possible
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Re: Elecyronic ignition
« Reply #22 on: May 30, 2013, 05:56:25 PM »
Ill give that ago tommroe, My gas is the older type with the trunk and cable. thanx Pete
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Re: Elecyronic ignition
« Reply #23 on: June 03, 2013, 03:52:29 PM »
A funny thing happened today. My van started on gas first kick and has been all day. I havent had time to put the relay in yet. Ill be damned
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Re: Elecyronic ignition
« Reply #24 on: June 03, 2013, 04:46:10 PM »
Yes, but as long as it does it the next and the next and so on ;)

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Re: Elecyronic ignition
« Reply #25 on: June 12, 2013, 09:13:54 PM »
My vans starting every 4 to 5 kicks now so its going great. Very happy whith electronic ignition I havent done anything to it. It just needed a few days to settle down I guess
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Re: Elecyronic ignition
« Reply #26 on: June 13, 2013, 02:54:29 AM »
Haha I'm glad to hear its working well, but electrics shouldn't need time to 'settle down'

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Re: Elecyronic ignition
« Reply #27 on: June 13, 2013, 07:50:40 AM »
Haha I'm glad to hear its working well, but electrics shouldn't need time to 'settle down'

On a Bedford they do ;)

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Re: Elecyronic ignition
« Reply #28 on: June 13, 2013, 12:34:00 PM »
Sounds like the battery might have been half charged.(thus hard to start
As elec ignition requires full 12vpower )
Its a nightmare tryinf to start an elec ignition vehicle on a 1/2 or 3/4 charged battery,

Now the van has been run frequently its fully charged. (thus easy starting).
« Last Edit: June 13, 2013, 12:36:02 PM by mty »

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Re: Elecyronic ignition
« Reply #29 on: June 13, 2013, 07:24:59 PM »
No It wasnt the battery. Maybe carbon build up. But for some reason it just came good by it self. Im sure theres some scienctific reason or god did it.
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