PowerArc-ing Plug wire idea

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Re: PowerArc-ing Plug wire idea

Post by GHGoodwin » Sun Aug 26, 2018 5:14 pm

LMO's photos show the left plug wire routed under the alternator housing. I decided to follow his lead but was concerned with the wire rubbing around. Here's how I solved it. I WILL NOT - repeat - WILL NOT ever attempt this again without removing the alternator.

A couple of cable holders.
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Mounted on alternator.
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Coil side.
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Clears everything underneath.
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The plug wires, without the boots, fit through. I'll shorten the plug wires tomorrow and button everything up.
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Re: PowerArc-ing Plug wire idea

Post by Lmo » Tue Aug 28, 2018 11:21 am

You back on line yet?
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Re: PowerArc-ing Plug wire idea

Post by GHGoodwin » Tue Aug 28, 2018 2:27 pm

Just got her started about ten mins ago. She seems fine. Getting ready for a test ride to gas her up and pick up some sweet corn for dinner.

I've been riding my '14 while this project was unfolding. I knew thaer was a reason I wound up with two. :roll:
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Re: PowerArc-ing Plug wire idea

Post by Lmo » Thu Aug 30, 2018 11:53 am

I knew thaer was a reason I wound up with two.
Reminds me of old Jaguar joke; you need two, one to drive, while the other one is in the shop.
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Re: PowerArc-ing Plug wire idea

Post by Lmo » Wed Sep 05, 2018 2:14 pm

Hal !? What's the verdict? Worth the effort?
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Re: PowerArc-ing Plug wire idea

Post by GHGoodwin » Thu Sep 06, 2018 7:35 am

Lmo wrote:
Wed Sep 05, 2018 2:14 pm
Hal !? What's the verdict? Worth the effort?
Not sure yet. I had a couple of minor problems on the test ride similar to the first failure - intermittent "running out of gas" sputter at high speed/load with idle and low speed OK. A big improvement from the first episode so I'm on the right track. Rerouted some wiring, recleaned and re-floated the carbs. New plugs. Cleaned K&N. Oiled cables. Pulled the tank and will clean today. New fuel lines/filters. I'll do a vacuum balance adjust after she's back together.

Anything else anyone can think of?
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Re: PowerArc-ing Plug wire idea

Post by Lmo » Thu Sep 06, 2018 1:25 pm

Anything else anyone can think of?
Sacrificial offerings?? :wink:
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Re: PowerArc-ing Plug wire idea

Post by GHGoodwin » Fri Sep 07, 2018 12:11 pm

Also rechecking valves and will run diagnostic on alternator output when carbs are balanced.
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Re: PowerArc-ing Plug wire idea

Post by n3303j » Tue Sep 18, 2018 10:11 am

I have the latest iteration of the P/A ignition sitting in a box because I just couldn't figure out what to do with that oddball coil configuration.

Thank You All for such elegant solutions to this problem!
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