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

I have another possible theory. Assume this happened on a carbureated
car. If the car did not have proper crankcase ventilation the
crankcase *could* have built up positive pressure which could include
oil vapors and gas fumes. They could travel through the bearings into
the top of the distributer where the sparks between the rotor and cap
could have ignited them. I have to consider the carbureator conversion
could be responsible. That or again, maybe a fuel leak dripping onto
the distributer ignited by an improperly inserted #2 spark plug wire
which was sparking inside the well of the distibuter cap. Just
intelligent guesses. An electrical fire IMHO would not have caused
this all by itself. There had to also be "fuel" added to it. It DOES
point out the weak link of not having a protected primary ignition
circuit but that is pretty common on a lot of cars. But that is not
what burned.
David Teitelbaum
vin 10757

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, Martin Gutkowski <martin@...> wrote:
> Hi Farrar, no, a fuse should always go as close as possible to the
> supply, so you'd need to trace the white wire back through the b


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