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Re: Lots of Lecky but no spark

Postby Mick D » Fri Apr 19, 2019 5:02 pm

spookefoote1956 wrote:The supply is coming from the boyer powerbox


Agreed because you can feel it but is it enough to spark the plug?

Do you get a spark from the HT lead when grounded to the head, ie without the plug?

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Re: Lots of Lecky but no spark

Postby spookefoote1956 » Fri Apr 19, 2019 5:23 pm

No. I'm going to test the coil with the multi-meter. It could be that the powerbox and ET coil are incompatible. The wiring diagram does show a regular coil. Perhaps the ET coil performs best with a condenser and zener set-up? You never know could just be a naff connection on the HT lead. All will be revealed.
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Re: Lots of Lecky but no spark

Postby spookefoote1956 » Fri Apr 19, 2019 5:51 pm

Having just tested the ET coil across the + and - it's showing 1.6 ohms and 6.49k ohms between + and the HT cap. My understanding is it should be twice that. The ad on fleabay did say suitable for both 6 & 12 v although I'm starting to question that.
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Re: Lots of Lecky but no spark

Postby Mick D » Fri Apr 19, 2019 6:33 pm

So replace the alternator with a battery - what happens then?

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Re: Lots of Lecky but no spark

Postby Cerberus » Sat Apr 20, 2019 12:19 pm

This may be stating the obvious, but if you want to "replace" the alternator with a battery, you need to do it on the "DC" side of the regulator/rectifier and isolate both the regulator/rectifer and the alternator.

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Re: Lots of Lecky but no spark

Postby spookefoote1956 » Tue Apr 23, 2019 7:21 pm

I reckon the answer to the spark problem is the ET coil. The Boyer site says for use with original / standard coils. Ordered and winging it's way as I type.
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Re: Lots of Lecky but no spark

Postby spookefoote1956 » Thu Apr 25, 2019 5:44 pm

It was!
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