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Offline Vauxhallbitz

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Re: What are you up to with your car?
« Reply #45 on: July 01, 2018, 11:41:11 PM »
I spoke too soon, took the car out tonight with the new Lucas Sport non ballast coil fitted and it began missing between 40 and 50 but seemed OK at 60.

Opened the bonnet and the coil was so hot that I could not touch it, oh well, back to the drawing board, I hate that drawing board!!!!!!

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Re: What are you up to with your car?
« Reply #46 on: July 02, 2018, 07:57:55 AM »
Hi Fraser, is the Viva +ve earth or -ve earth? JD.

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Re: What are you up to with your car?
« Reply #47 on: July 02, 2018, 08:58:31 AM »
Hi fraser i have a brand new coil fitted to my van, im on hols for 2 weeks , if you want to try it .. works fine in the van with electronic ign , I have stuff to return to you and i also req some more flyers, i could pop over one night with it . geesa phone .

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Re: What are you up to with your car?
« Reply #48 on: July 02, 2018, 10:33:23 PM »
Negative earth JD.

This car is really trying my patience now!

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Re: What are you up to with your car?
« Reply #49 on: July 02, 2018, 10:36:50 PM »
Gosh Fraser thought it was only fords that had these problems Maybe time to change back to ones

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Re: What are you up to with your car?
« Reply #50 on: July 03, 2018, 09:02:54 AM »
Hi Fraser, 12volt feed to the +ve side of the coil should be from ign switch.
For testing you can take +ve feed from battery - no other wires to be connected
-ve side of the coil should go to distributor, with no other connections.
At distributor make sure internal earths are good with no loose connections to cause arcing.
Still not sure about correct points gap - this also controls dwell angle. Check that
rotor arm spring is bent so it has good connection with the carbon brush.
Any bad connections can make the coil work too hard.
Swap car for Ford where I know what I'm talking about(I think)ROFLOL.
Keep us in the picture,good luck,JD.

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Re: What are you up to with your car?
« Reply #51 on: July 03, 2018, 12:01:51 PM »
Hi auld yin J.D. , i nipped over last night for flyers and had a look at frasers problem, wired from +v battery to coil but still the same
farting and spluttering , and that was just fraser ;D adjusted points gap to.022 as points had closed when on the cam , it sounded like the timing was miles out and wouldnt start . but 2 minutes later when connected to my car it started , but ran like a bag o vauxhall stuff, nae wunner the mans scunnered wae it , he even suggested zetecin it,lol or worse redtop , hope it gets sorted sooner than later .

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Re: What are you up to with your car?
« Reply #52 on: July 03, 2018, 09:41:36 PM »
This might be a redundant suggestion but have you tried changing the condenser?

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Re: What are you up to with your car?
« Reply #53 on: July 04, 2018, 09:02:31 AM »
Hi Ian,Fraser told me they tried different dizzys which would have had different condensers.
Tis a puzzlement,cheers,JD.

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Re: What are you up to with your car?
« Reply #54 on: July 04, 2018, 10:04:54 AM »
Maybe its not the electrics then. What about a timing issue? Has the chain tensioner (by the way I am not familiar with the innards of Vauxhall engines!) given up? Bit "left field", I know!

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Re: What are you up to with your car?
« Reply #55 on: July 04, 2018, 01:27:27 PM »
Hi Iain, don't know why timing would make the coil heat up. My Vauxhall experience stems from the late 50s
on older Vauxhalls & Bedfords & my memory now is a bit worn!! Timing was originally wrong with timing on number 4 instead of 1 but that
was sorted a while ago with the timing marks aligned, dizzy firing number 1. I take it these 'modern' Vauxhalls ARE timed on number one
& not number 4? I mean these are the same people who ran the exhaust tail pipe THROUGH the bumper on the Victor then were surprised
when it rotted the chrome!!! Over to you Iain - your brains younger than mine.Cheers,JD.