[DML] Re: How an iginition system works
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[DML] Re: How an iginition system works

What you found is a very good primer on ignition systems. Unfortuntely
it only touches lightly on electronic systems of the type which we
have in the Delorean. The dwell as it pertains to ignition systems
means nothing to us. The dwell meter IS used on the fuel system but
for a completely different purpose, it is measuring pulses, not coil
saturation. For more information Bosch has a lot of good books on how
the igntion system works, and the fuel system. Luckly for us, the
ignition system on a Delorean seems to be pretty bulletproof. Outside
of the parts aging or wearing out, the pick-up coil in the distributer
or bad connections seems to be the only weak point. It has now become
common for "mechanics" to have never seen or adjusted a set of points.
There is a whole lot more to this ingenious system. It also is
converting DC electric into AC and then back into DC, very clever in
1900 or so when it was invented. One of the very few places you will
ever see a transformer in a DC system!
David Teitelbaum
vin 10757

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "Bernie" <bmanderville@...> wrote:
> Probably a little to primary for most here, but:
> All,
> I just found this site while looking for how a Dwell meter works.  It
> is very informative on how an ignition system works.  I highly
> recommend that you check it out.
> http://abbysenior.com/mechanics/ignition.htm
> Bernie,
> 4045 and 6704

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