<VV> Ignition Timing?? Pertronix??
FrankCB at aol.com
FrankCB at aol.com
Tue Aug 5 18:48:53 EDT 2008
Sounds more like a fuel or carburetion problem rather than an ignition
In a message dated 8/5/2008 5:34:14 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time,
n556p at yahoo.com writes:
Temp: doesn't seem tomake any difference. The engine is quite cold-natured,
but this can occur any time from just after drive-away to fully warmed to
normal operating temp on a 75 deg day.
--- On Tue, 8/5/08, J R Read_HML <hmlinc at sbcglobal.net> wrote:
> I know nothing - from Pertronix.
> What octane gas? How hot is the engine getting when this
> happens? How
> about the coil, maybe it is about to fail and the symptoms
> become more
> apparent the hotter it gets?
> Just a couple of "off the wall?" thoughts.
> Later, JR
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "P.H. Raker" <n556p at yahoo.com>
> To: "Virtual Vairs"
> <virtualvairs at corvair.org>
> Sent: Tuesday, August 05, 2008 3:27 PM
> Subject: <VV> Ignition Timing?? Pertronix??
> > Hello, all you ignition experts,
> > I'm finding a situation with my 'Brier
> 110/4 that puzzles me. Much of
> > the time it runs wonderfully. BUT, occasionally it
> will start pinging and
> > knocking like someone has advanced the timing by about
> 15 degrees. Of
> > course, when that happens, it also gets very gutless -
> will hardly hold a
> > steady speed. If I can downshift or coax it up to
> 3000 rpm or more and
> > hold it there for about 10-15 seconds the problem
> usually seems to clear
> > and it gets smooth and quiet again.
> > It has a Pertronix 1 installed. Is there
> something going crazy in the
> > Pertronix unit? Is it something else? I can't
> think what else it could
> > be.
> > Thanx in (not ignition timing) advance.
> > Phil Raker
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