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


Now that I think of it, the car was getting oil on the air filter before 
the carburetor was installed. Not much oil at all, but isn't oil on an 
air filter a sign of a failing PCV valve?

Farrar Hudkins
#2613 "Sparky"

David Teitelbaum wrote:
> 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


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