In the effort to keep myself busy I have made a revised version of my distributor tester. I need to find some thing better to power it with but it works great. Now I can test each component of the ignition system with real life results. Here is a little video if I can make that work.
I liked it, good idea. But...Lauries treadmill is in the way and I would have to cut an exhaust vent into the wall that I just paid to repair. Neighbor is making me a base for the tester so it won't tip over anymore LOL.
Thanks Duey I wasn't sure if I had that right. Got a better power supply and a laser rpm meter on order and will try it again. My Starett rpm gauge wasn't working so great, no good place to touch it too. Already have a temp gauge to monitor coil temp.
At 400 engine rpm the distributor is turning 200 rpm, at 2,000 rpm the distributor is turning 1,000 rpm. I read the label on my cheap little power supply and its only putting out 1 amp at 12 volts dc. Could be why it shuts off after 14 second run time. Was having a hard time getting it to work the first time, until I changed the coil I was using and it suddenly started working. So I already found one dead coil in my box of parts to test and one good one.
Need a stronger power supply to I can run them for 20 minutes or so and check the coils with my laser thermometer. And open the plug gap to 0.25 instead of 0.025 since it is not in a combustion chamber.