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PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2018 11:50 am 
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This is very timely.
El Sprinto failed on me twice this weekend, very hot coil etc. just under an hour later she started again. I know somebody mentioned fitting a proper 1 micro farad capacitor externally, but I haven't found anything suitable.

do you have the part number for the Fiesta condenser please?

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2018 1:05 pm 
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As above, modify to suit :D

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2018 4:45 pm 
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This is very timely.
El Sprinto failed on me twice this weekend, very hot coil etc. just under an hour later she started again. I know somebody mentioned fitting a proper 1 micro farad capacitor externally, but I haven't found anything suitable.

do you have the part number for the Fiesta condenser please?

Malcolm
Hi Malcolm, Here is a link to the thread on the external capacitor I had on my 1850.
The manual quotes the specified value as being 0.18 to 0.23uF
viewtopic.php?f=4&t=32201&hilit=capacitor

The one I tried is still available from R.S. Components 0.22uF at 1KV d.c rating part number 114-610 but the price is now nearly £6 each.
Is the Fiesta unit round about 0.2uF ?
Now with the link...
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 7:14 pm 
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Got one now, have got to get round to fitting it and trying it. If I get some time over the weekend maybe

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2018 11:45 am 
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This is also a timely post for me if I'm to ever get my 1850 running again on the Delco dizzy and points.

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2018 3:38 pm 
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Pretty much any .22mfd 630v capacitor will do the job of a simple snubber. i.e http://uk.farnell.com/c/passive-compone ... ating=630v

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 17, 2018 7:02 pm 
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Captains Log; Dolomite Attempted fix number 4,598,081.4

So after giving it a break to look at other projects, I took the dizzy off again, and found the base to be very dirty, so I cleaned it up to make a better earth contact. I then found the dizzy mounting on the engine block itself to be very dirty, in fact I'd say surface rust all over it. So I cleaned it up to a good finish, now will this cure my breakdown issues? Only time will tell

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Routing main power through the EPS manifolds to the forward array and reconfiguring it for a 10ms tachyon burst should do it.... :idea: :thumbsup:

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Ye canna change the laws o' physics cap'n! :lol:

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 11, 2018 1:54 pm 
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Back to the drawing board

Took it for MoT today, yes I know it doesn't need an MoT but that's another conversation. When though the test no problem, then on the way home, you guess it it broke down AGAIN!!

At the side of the road I took out a plug, its black so running rich. I cleaned out the fuel filer and wired in an external condenser to the bulkhead. It made it home under its own steam. Other than replacing the loom I don't know what else to suggest to fix the bl**dy thing

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Was there spark after it broke down?

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As Above, also have you tried running it since, on the external condensor ?

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