Ignition and Timing

Ignition and Timing

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An essential guide to ignition and timing, for classic car owners and restorers. Aimed at both keen amateurs and professionals alike, Ignition and Timing covers the history and evolution of the automotive ignition system, and how to fit, modify and maintain your system for optimum timing and maximum performance. Topics covered include understanding and fault-testing the coil ignition system; post-war distributors and aftermarket systems; how to fit electronic ignitions and modify the distributor, including twin-point distributors; rebuilding and maintenance; Lucas, Delco and Bosch systems; identification charts for your distributor and finally, how to achieve optimum timing and how to use a timing light. Fully illustrated with 90 colour images and 10 diagrams.Turn on the ignition and read the voltage: it should show a good 12 volts, unless you have a ballastresisted system, in which case it will only show 6 or 9 volts. ... If you are not obtaining this voltage, check the connections on the wire from the coil to the ignition switch, including the control box ... With the voltmeter still connected between the positive terminal and earth, connect a lead from the negative coilanbsp;...

Title:Ignition and Timing
Author:Colin Beever
Publisher:Crowood - 2015-06-30


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