Re: [DML] Re: Unprotected DeLorean Ignition Circuit
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Re: [DML] Re: Unprotected DeLorean Ignition Circuit



Welmoed,

I'd say you're right. I will likely never know what caused the fire -- I 
am not an expert, and only an expert would be able to look inside the 
distributor and theorize as to what happened when -- but I know I will 
not take any more chances. That's the widest plug gap I've ever heard 
of. Reducing the gap won't hurt anything, and I couldn't tell a huge 
difference in "performance" from re-gapping spark plugs. My car is not 
very fast: remember, it's an automatic!

I still think the moral of the story is "keep your fire extinguisher 
handy!" :-)

Farrar Hudkins
#2613 "Sparky"

welmoedj wrote:
> 
> 
> Farrar,
> 
> The problem not necessarily has to be caused by the plug gaps.
> I do did change the coil and wires (coil: Pertronix 40kV, cables MSD
> 8.5mm) and regapped the plugs according to Bill's suggestions
> (some .06mm if I recall correctly).
> Anyway up to the moment of the accident I did over 6000 km (approx
> 3800 miles) without problems like yours.
> 
> Must have been a coincidence (Murphy's law?).
> Perhaps some internal connections in the distributor sparking?
> 
> Welmoed.

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