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Farmer Dan    Posted 01-27-2019 at 13:35:52 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • 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.

    Tim Daley(MI)    Posted 01-29-2019 at 04:22:50 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • ya didn't like my idea of putting a complete engine in your dining room, eh???

    ; > )


    Farmer Dan    Posted 01-29-2019 at 05:43:59 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • 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.

    SelectOSpeed    Posted 01-28-2019 at 09:09:03 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • FD find a old sewing machine motor and treadle switch to power it. I like your design ! SoS

    Farmer Dan    Posted 01-29-2019 at 05:41:05 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Good idea, got three of them LOL still in the machine that I can cut up.

    Bruce(OR)    Posted 01-27-2019 at 20:29:02 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Now to figure out how many ties it spins at 400 RPM idle speed and then at 2200.
    Hook up your drill motor with a tach and duplicate it with low lights to show the sparking better.

    duey    Posted 01-28-2019 at 11:55:14 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Bruce, don't you think that since it is direct drive from the camshaft, it runs at 1/2 crankshaft speed..? sounds good to me....

    Farmer Dan    Posted 01-28-2019 at 17:50:42 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • 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.

    Farmer Dan    Posted 01-28-2019 at 06:27:39 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • 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.

    Bruce(OR)    Posted 01-28-2019 at 12:16:55 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • So at 1100 RPM and that cut-away dist cap with low lighting should make a good light show. Now you need a tach hooked up to measure the 1100 RPM.

    Dave Smith    Posted 01-27-2019 at 19:28:55 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Dan, I see you found a good use for old drill motors.
    I buy them cheap at garage sales and flea markets
    I have one connected to my armature lathe and it
    works fine.
    Dave <*)))><

    steveVa    Posted 01-27-2019 at 15:17:09 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Very cool.
    What do you win if it comes up with three cherries?

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