Question on ignition

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G. Miskovsky
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Question on ignition

Post by G. Miskovsky »

All,

Was doing routine maintenance on my WC51 and changed out all the plugs, points and condenser. She was a little stubborn on the start but fired up. The engine was had a bit of a lope and after about five minutes I heard two sharp clicks, she then purred like a kitten. My guess is that was the sound of the voltage regulator points. I polarized the generator prior to the crank up. Any ideas?
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Certainly possible Gus. :D
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Re: Question on ignition

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G,Day Gus . I would get rid of the points and go electronic ignition , I think it is a company called pertronics that make the module . It fits inside the distributor . Dave Mottram would be the one to ask ,as i think he has it in his command car . Ray
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I think when you polarised it you probably stuck one set of regulator points and that was them freeing up. I'd agree with electronic ignition on any 6 volt truck, but it is a much more marginal discussion on a 12 volt vehicle.
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Re: Question on ignition

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thanks all,

Maybe it's time I make the change to electronic ignition! Any particular brand better?
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Re: Question on ignition

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Pertronix is the one they all talk about, not sure of spelling.
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