Re: [DML] Farrar's distrubutor - theory.
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Re: [DML] Farrar's distrubutor - theory.



Claude,

If that was what happened to Farrar's car/ignition, why didn't it  
happen to mine?
Farrar and I both have the same ignition setup and should you have 
read my post carefully, you would notice that I drove quite a couple 
of miles more than Farrar's car did.
 
You should not try to pose assumption as a proven reality.

Welmoed.



--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "cbl1739" <cbl302@...> wrote:
>
> It's quite obvious what happened,he installed a high output ignition
> system,coupled to a basically stock factory distributor,trying to
> pump out a massive electrical charge to a quite oversize plug
> gap.....times six cylinders,that is fine for a short period,but like
> the HEI ignition systems (High Energy Ignition)used in GM cars in 
the
> 1970's and early 1980's THEY quickly broke down the contacts in the
> system...but with the HEI system everything was MATCHED to work with
> one and the other,so it was just a matter of Cleaning the
> contacts...But in this case since the "weak link" was the 
Distributor
> and in particular the factory Pickup coil(inside the 
Distributor),and
> Ignition Module(or just
> old/weak)...they simply were not up to the task for ultra high 
output
> with such a big demand(for the oversize plug gaps)which in turn lead
> the Capacitor to  die,now you have this surge of current,that builds
> up between firings,that has nowhere to go but through the 
Distributor
> Module/pickup coil...which it cannot handle anymore,the result is
> MAJOR internal heat up/melting/fire inside the distributor,from the
> melting plastics.
> 
> Something similar to someone at home trying to run a high output amp
> to a low power stereo with high performance wires into stock stereo
> speakers..something is gonna overheat/melt/BURN!!!!
> 
> 
> Claude

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