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PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2018 9:30 am 
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Yeah, a dizzy 90 deg out would put a dampener on it starting?! Move the plug leads round 1 place and give it a try? (As a short term solution)

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 06, 2018 3:01 pm 
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Is isn't exactly 90 degrees out so I'll just take the dizzy out and get is set up properly.

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If there was a price to give for who used the terms "battery" "charge" "volts" and "dizzy" most in one topic you would win it.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2018 1:46 pm 
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Is isn't exactly 90 degrees out so I'll just take the dizzy out and get is set up properly.
It is probably near enough one of 60 or 120 degrees out, as the drive is hexagonal. Or it is 90 or 180 degrees out if the leads are connected incorrectly.

Or it is both. Or it is just too far out to get the engine to fire.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2018 1:50 pm 
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I've been out to it and it is in EXACTLY the right place (d'oh!). I've managed to set the static timing as per the Haynes method with a test light. I've got the battery on charge and once that is done I'll be ready to attempt a start up.

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I've got the battery on charge
Phew, I was getting worried that it hadn't been charged recently. I can sleep easy tonight.

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Is isn't exactly 90 degrees out so I'll just take the dizzy out and get is set up properly.
It is probably near enough one of 60 or 120 degrees out, as the drive is hexagonal. Or it is 90 or 180 degrees out if the leads are connected incorrectly.

Or it is both. Or it is just too far out to get the engine to fire.
The drive is the gear on the jackshaft. The hex is just driving the oilpump. The oilpump is not driving the dizzy.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2018 6:36 pm 
Spot on, I forgot the drive is a gear directly on the distributor shaft. How many teeth on the drive though? if there are 6, I am still correct :lol:

Can't wait for the battery to charge. And some fresh fuel in the float chambers.


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Fingers crossed here, really hoping that the battery pulls through............


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2018 7:55 am 
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Im positive that whatever the battery is suffering from its not terminal.


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Im positive that whatever the battery is suffering from its not terminal.
:woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo:

A very negative responce..............

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2018 1:09 pm 
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Im positive that whatever the battery is suffering from its not terminal.


:woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo:

A very negative responce..............

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Sorry, i do have an acidic tongue. Ill leave it al-ohm in future.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2018 2:38 pm 
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Appology accepted, as realise it's not your volt :D

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No negative posts here please.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2018 4:54 pm 
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Ok, Guilty as charged..............

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