Lake McMurrray Swim-in

LSolheim

Member
[FONT=verdana, helvetica, sans-serif]Just a reminder to those still undecided that we are hosting a swim-in and/or camp-in at Norway Park on Lake McMurray, WA (about 50 miles north of Seattle) Wednesday 8/26 and even the next day or so, if desired. [/FONT]
[FONT=verdana, helvetica, sans-serif][/FONT]
[FONT=verdana, helvetica, sans-serif]We will swim Lake McMurray and Big Lake, eat at the Big Lake Bar and Grill and even head out to Lake Cavanaugh or Lake Samish, if the spirit and maintenance is willing! There is also the option of a BBQ or ?????. [/FONT]
[FONT=verdana, helvetica, sans-serif][/FONT]
[FONT=verdana, helvetica, sans-serif]So far there are 4 cars including Warren & Lisa (from Austin, TX) and me. Since greenery and abundant water are somewhat foreign to the Texans, I am hoping to show them a good time and many new things including the San Juans from the ferry.[/FONT]
[FONT=verdana, helvetica, sans-serif][/FONT]
[FONT=verdana, helvetica, sans-serif]No RSVP is necessary, but it could be a good day (or two, or more). I hope you can make it.[/FONT]

Come on up or give me a call!
--Larry
 

Ken Chambers

Platinum Subscriber
Larry,

Sounds like your Amphi is up and running. I must have missed it but
what was the resolution to that heat related stalling problem you were
experiencing?

Best,
Ken Chambers


On Aug 13, 2009, at 5:51 PM, LSolheim wrote:


> Just a reminder to those still undecided that we are hosting a swim-
> in and/or camp-in at Norway Park on Lake McMurray, WA (about 50
> miles north of Seattle) Wednesday 8/26 and even the next day or so,
> if desired.
>
> We will swim Lake McMurray and Big Lake, eat at the Big Lake Bar and
> Grill and even head out to Lake Cavanaugh or Lake Samish, if the
> spirit and maintenance is willing! There is also the option of a BBQ
> or ?????.
>
> So far there are 4 cars including Warren & Lisa (from Austin, TX)
> and me. Since greenery and abundant water are somewhat foreign to
> the Texans, I am hoping to show them a good time and many new things
> including the San Juans from the ferry.
>
> No RSVP is necessary, but it could be a good day (or two, or more).
> I hope you can make it.
>
> Come on up or give me a call!
> --Larry
 

LSolheim

Member
No resolution yet, Ken (BTW hot are things in the Santa Cruz hills? Were
the fires close to you?),



I wrapped all I could get to (the horizontal intake manifold runs and the
tail pipe to the muffler) in that hi-temp racing strapping and added a heat
shield under the carburetor, but a test drive yesterday (85 degrees ambient)
till had her missing and struggling after about 40 minutes. So it seemed
better than before and could not hear gasoline boiling in the carburetor
when I shut her off, but still no good. The coil (and generator for that
matter) were too hot to touch. I think I still need to do a better job on
the heat shield and compartment cooling, though.



I've received a negative ground alternator and waiting for some Spitfire
alternator brackets and will make the negative ground modification after our
gathering next week. My VR is outputting about 16v at rpm, which could be
causing the coil to drop out when hot.



This is such a simple system, it is frustrating not to be able to pin it
down!



--Larry



From: Ken Chambers [mailto:]
Sent: Friday, August 21, 2009 9:31 AM
To: lrsnpark@gmail.com
Subject: RE: [General Amphicar Discussion-t-20530] Lake McMurrray Swim-in



Larry,

Sounds like your Amphi is up and running. I must have missed it but
what was the resolution to that heat related stalling problem you were
experiencing?

Best,
Ken Chambers


On Aug 13, 2009, at 5:51 PM, LSolheim wrote:



Quote:



> Just a reminder to those still undecided that we are hosting a swim-
> in and/or camp-in at Norway Park on Lake McMurray, WA (about 50
> miles north of Seattle) Wednesday 8/26 and even the next day or so,
> if desired.
>
> We will swim Lake McMurray and Big Lake, eat at the Big Lake Bar and
> Grill and even head out to Lake Cavanaugh or Lake Samish, if the
> spirit and maintenance is willing! There is also the option of a BBQ
> or ?????.
>
> So far there are 4 cars including Warren & Lisa (from Austin, TX)
> and me. Since greenery and abundant water are somewhat foreign to
> the Texans, I am hoping to show them a good time and many new things
> including the San Juans from the ferry.
>
> No RSVP is necessary, but it could be a good day (or two, or more).
> I hope you can make it.
>
> Come on up or give me a call!
> --Larry
 

Ken Chambers

Platinum Subscriber
Same thing here about the email delay. I responded to Larry on the
13th and I see it just posted today.

---Ken Chambers


On Aug 21, 2009, at 9:31 AM, Ken Chambers wrote:


> Larry,
>
> Sounds like your Amphi is up and running. I must have missed it but
> what was the resolution to that heat related stalling problem you were
> experiencing?
>
> Best,
> Ken Chambers
>
>
> On Aug 13, 2009, at 5:51 PM, LSolheim wrote:
>
>
> Quote:
> > Just a reminder to those still undecided that we are hosting a swim-
> > in and/or camp-in at Norway Park on Lake McMurray, WA (about 50
> > miles north of Seattle) Wednesday 8/26 and even the next day or so,
> > if desired.
> >
> > We will swim Lake McMurray and Big Lake, eat at the Big Lake Bar and
> > Grill and even head out to Lake Cavanaugh or Lake Samish, if the
> > spirit and maintenance is willing! There is also the option of a BBQ
> > or ?????.
> >
> > So far there are 4 cars including Warren & Lisa (from Austin, TX)
> > and me. Since greenery and abundant water are somewhat foreign to
> > the Texans, I am hoping to show them a good time and many new things
> > including the San Juans from the ferry.
> >
> > No RSVP is necessary, but it could be a good day (or two, or more).
> > I hope you can make it.
> >
> > Come on up or give me a call!
> > --Larry
 

Tedredamphi

Platinum Subscriber
:032:Larry,
This may sound funny, but did you mount your radiator cooling fan in the right direction when you put everything back together after the clutch replacement????
Ted
 

DavidC

Amphicar Expert
Larry. post some photos of the engine compartment, someone here may spot something.

David C

----- Original Message -----
From: LSolheim
To: david@manbus.com
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Subject: SPAM-LOW: RE: [General Amphicar Discussion-t-20530] Lake McMurrray Swim-in


No resolution yet, Ken (BTW hot are things in the Santa Cruz hills? Were
the fires close to you?),



I wrapped all I could get to (the horizontal intake manifold runs and the
tail pipe to the muffler) in that hi-temp racing strapping and added a heat
shield under the carburetor, but a test drive yesterday (85 degrees ambient)
till had her missing and struggling after about 40 minutes. So it seemed
better than before and could not hear gasoline boiling in the carburetor
when I shut her off, but still no good. The coil (and generator for that
matter) were too hot to touch. I think I still need to do a better job on
the heat shield and compartment cooling, though.



I've received a negative ground alternator and waiting for some Spitfire
alternator brackets and will make the negative ground modification after our
gathering next week. My VR is outputting about 16v at rpm, which could be
causing the coil to drop out when hot.



This is such a simple system, it is frustrating not to be able to pin it
down!



--Larry



From: Ken Chambers [mailto:]
Sent: Friday, August 21, 2009 9:31 AM
To: lrsnpark@gmail.com
Subject: RE: [General Amphicar Discussion-t-20530] Lake McMurrray Swim-in



Larry,

Sounds like your Amphi is up and running. I must have missed it but
what was the resolution to that heat related stalling problem you were
experiencing?

Best,
Ken Chambers


On Aug 13, 2009, at 5:51 PM, LSolheim wrote:



Quote:




Quote:
> Just a reminder to those still undecided that we are hosting a swim-
> in and/or camp-in at Norway Park on Lake McMurray, WA (about 50
> miles north of Seattle) Wednesday 8/26 and even the next day or so,
> if desired.
>
> We will swim Lake McMurray and Big Lake, eat at the Big Lake Bar and
> Grill and even head out to Lake Cavanaugh or Lake Samish, if the
> spirit and maintenance is willing! There is also the option of a BBQ
> or ?????.
>
> So far there are 4 cars including Warren & Lisa (from Austin, TX)
> and me. Since greenery and abundant water are somewhat foreign to
> the Texans, I am hoping to show them a good time and many new things
> including the San Juans from the ferry.
>
> No RSVP is necessary, but it could be a good day (or two, or more).
> I hope you can make it.
>
> Come on up or give me a call!
> --Larry





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chasgould

New Member
This really sounds like a bad coil which is dropping voltage after it gets hot. I would swap out a fresh coil, and a fresh condenser and I bet it will be solved.
Chas


No resolution yet, Ken (BTW hot are things in the Santa Cruz hills? Were
the fires close to you?),



I wrapped all I could get to (the horizontal intake manifold runs and the
tail pipe to the muffler) in that hi-temp racing strapping and added a heat
shield under the carburetor, but a test drive yesterday (85 degrees ambient)
till had her missing and struggling after about 40 minutes. So it seemed
better than before and could not hear gasoline boiling in the carburetor
when I shut her off, but still no good. The coil (and generator for that
matter) were too hot to touch. I think I still need to do a better job on
the heat shield and compartment cooling, though.



I've received a negative ground alternator and waiting for some Spitfire
alternator brackets and will make the negative ground modification after our
gathering next week. My VR is outputting about 16v at rpm, which could be
causing the coil to drop out when hot.



This is such a simple system, it is frustrating not to be able to pin it
down!



--Larry



From: Ken Chambers [mailto:]
Sent: Friday, August 21, 2009 9:31 AM
To: lrsnpark@gmail.com
Subject: RE: [General Amphicar Discussion-t-20530] Lake McMurrray Swim-in



Larry,

Sounds like your Amphi is up and running. I must have missed it but
what was the resolution to that heat related stalling problem you were
experiencing?

Best,
Ken Chambers


On Aug 13, 2009, at 5:51 PM, LSolheim wrote:



Quote:
 

LSolheim

Member
Good thought, Ted, but I am not having any radiator overheating issues. The
last time I pulled the radiator (new core) was February '06. This problem
has only been the last year or so. --Larry



From: Tedredamphi [mailto:]
Sent: Friday, August 21, 2009 3:16 PM
To: lrsnpark@gmail.com
Subject: RE: [General Amphicar Discussion-t-20530] Re: Lake McMurrray
Swim-in



<http://www.amphicar770.com/amphicarforum/images/smilies/032.gif> Larry,
This may sound funny, but did you mount your radiator cooling fan in the
right direction when you put everything back together after the clutch
replacement????
Ted
 

LSolheim

Member
That (again) will be part of the alternator conversion, Chas.



I normally am using a Pertronix ignition module. I did replace that with
the original points and condenser, but had the same problem. I also swapped
the coil once w/o change of symptoms either. GRRRRRRR

--Larry



From: chasgould [mailto:]
Sent: Friday, August 21, 2009 4:38 PM
To: lrsnpark@gmail.com
Subject: RE: [General Amphicar Discussion-t-20530] Re: Lake McMurrray
Swim-in



This really sounds like a bad coil which is dropping voltage after it gets
hot. I would swap out a fresh coil, and a fresh condenser and I bet it will
be solved.
Chas



Quote:


Originally Posted by LSolheim View Post
<http://www.amphicar770.com/amphicarforum/images/techtwo/buttons/viewpost.gi
f>

No resolution yet, Ken (BTW hot are things in the Santa Cruz hills? Were
the fires close to you?),



I wrapped all I could get to (the horizontal intake manifold runs and the
tail pipe to the muffler) in that hi-temp racing strapping and added a heat
shield under the carburetor, but a test drive yesterday (85 degrees ambient)
till had her missing and struggling after about 40 minutes. So it seemed
better than before and could not hear gasoline boiling in the carburetor
when I shut her off, but still no good. The coil (and generator for that
matter) were too hot to touch. I think I still need to do a better job on
the heat shield and compartment cooling, though.



I've received a negative ground alternator and waiting for some Spitfire
alternator brackets and will make the negative ground modification after our
gathering next week. My VR is outputting about 16v at rpm, which could be
causing the coil to drop out when hot.



This is such a simple system, it is frustrating not to be able to pin it
down!



--Larry



From: Ken Chambers [mailto:]
Sent: Friday, August 21, 2009 9:31 AM
To: lrsnpark@gmail.com
Subject: RE: [General Amphicar Discussion-t-20530] Lake McMurrray Swim-in



Larry,

Sounds like your Amphi is up and running. I must have missed it but
what was the resolution to that heat related stalling problem you were
experiencing?

Best,
Ken Chambers


On Aug 13, 2009, at 5:51 PM, LSolheim wrote:



Quote:
 

Ed Price

Member
Larry:

Does it start to miss if you just let it sit at idle for a half-hour or so?
I'm wondering about the compression after it gets hot. Does it crank real
easy right after it has been missing?

The generator gets hit with the hot air from the radiator, so it could be
pretty hot. The coils in Amphis run hot, but maybe just because they are not
getting very good cooling air flow. No matter what, a hot coil is an unhappy
coil, and will fail sooner than a coil that hasn't been toasted alive.


Ed Price
El Cajon, CA USA
WB6WSN
1961 Amphicar
1987 MB 420SEL






_____

From: LSolheim [mailto:]
Sent: Friday, August 21, 2009 5:10 PM
To: edprice@cox.net
Subject: RE: [General Amphicar Discussion-t-20530] Re: Lake McMurrray
Swim-in


That (again) will be part of the alternator conversion, Chas.



I normally am using a Pertronix ignition module. I did replace that with
the original points and condenser, but had the same problem. I also swapped
the coil once w/o change of symptoms either. GRRRRRRR

--Larry



From: chasgould [mailto:]
Sent: Friday, August 21, 2009 4:38 PM
To: lrsnpark@gmail.com
Subject: RE: [General Amphicar Discussion-t-20530] Re: Lake McMurrray
Swim-in



This really sounds like a bad coil which is dropping voltage after it gets
hot. I would swap out a fresh coil, and a fresh condenser and I bet it will
be solved.
Chas



Quote:


Originally Posted by LSolheim View Post
<http://www.amphicar770.com/amphicarf...ns/viewpost.gi
<http://www.amphicar770.com/amphicarforum/images/techtwo/buttons/viewpost.gi
f>

No resolution yet, Ken (BTW hot are things in the Santa Cruz hills? Were
the fires close to you?),



I wrapped all I could get to (the horizontal intake manifold runs and the
tail pipe to the muffler) in that hi-temp racing strapping and added a heat
shield under the carburetor, but a test drive yesterday (85 degrees ambient)
till had her missing and struggling after about 40 minutes. So it seemed
better than before and could not hear gasoline boiling in the carburetor
when I shut her off, but still no good. The coil (and generator for that
matter) were too hot to touch. I think I still need to do a better job on
the heat shield and compartment cooling, though.



I've received a negative ground alternator and waiting for some Spitfire
alternator brackets and will make the negative ground modification after our
gathering next week. My VR is outputting about 16v at rpm, which could be
causing the coil to drop out when hot.



This is such a simple system, it is frustrating not to be able to pin it
down!



--Larry



From: Ken Chambers [mailto:]
Sent: Friday, August 21, 2009 9:31 AM
To: lrsnpark@gmail.com
Subject: RE: [General Amphicar Discussion-t-20530] Lake McMurrray Swim-in



Larry,

Sounds like your Amphi is up and running. I must have missed it but
what was the resolution to that heat related stalling problem you were
experiencing?

Best,
Ken Chambers


On Aug 13, 2009, at 5:51 PM, LSolheim wrote:



Quote:
 

LSolheim

Member
Haven't been able to duplicate at idle, Ed, even when putting a towel over
the radiator to get it to overheat. Seems to take the hard driving or load.
I also haven't noticed any difference in cranking speed/difficulty at any
time. --Larry



From: Ed Price [mailto:]
Sent: Friday, August 21, 2009 6:38 PM
To: lrsnpark@gmail.com
Subject: RE: [General Amphicar Discussion-t-20530] Re: Lake McMurrray
Swim-in



Larry:

Does it start to miss if you just let it sit at idle for a half-hour or so?
I'm wondering about the compression after it gets hot. Does it crank real
easy right after it has been missing?

The generator gets hit with the hot air from the radiator, so it could be
pretty hot. The coils in Amphis run hot, but maybe just because they are not
getting very good cooling air flow. No matter what, a hot coil is an unhappy
coil, and will fail sooner than a coil that hasn't been toasted alive.


Ed Price
El Cajon, CA USA
WB6WSN
1961 Amphicar
1987 MB 420SEL






_____

From: LSolheim [mailto:]
Sent: Friday, August 21, 2009 5:10 PM
To: edprice@cox.net
Subject: RE: [General Amphicar Discussion-t-20530] Re: Lake McMurrray
Swim-in


That (again) will be part of the alternator conversion, Chas.



I normally am using a Pertronix ignition module. I did replace that with
the original points and condenser, but had the same problem. I also swapped
the coil once w/o change of symptoms either. GRRRRRRR

--Larry



From: chasgould [mailto:]
Sent: Friday, August 21, 2009 4:38 PM
To: lrsnpark@gmail.com
Subject: RE: [General Amphicar Discussion-t-20530] Re: Lake McMurrray
Swim-in



This really sounds like a bad coil which is dropping voltage after it gets
hot. I would swap out a fresh coil, and a fresh condenser and I bet it will
be solved.
Chas



Quote:


Originally Posted by LSolheim View Post
<http://www.amphicar770.com/amphicarf...ns/viewpost.gi
<http://www.amphicar770.com/amphicarf...ns/viewpost.gi
<http://www.amphicar770.com/amphicarforum/images/techtwo/buttons/viewpost.gi
f>

No resolution yet, Ken (BTW hot are things in the Santa Cruz hills? Were
the fires close to you?),



I wrapped all I could get to (the horizontal intake manifold runs and the
tail pipe to the muffler) in that hi-temp racing strapping and added a heat
shield under the carburetor, but a test drive yesterday (85 degrees ambient)
till had her missing and struggling after about 40 minutes. So it seemed
better than before and could not hear gasoline boiling in the carburetor
when I shut her off, but still no good. The coil (and generator for that
matter) were too hot to touch. I think I still need to do a better job on
the heat shield and compartment cooling, though.



I've received a negative ground alternator and waiting for some Spitfire
alternator brackets and will make the negative ground modification after our
gathering next week. My VR is outputting about 16v at rpm, which could be
causing the coil to drop out when hot.



This is such a simple system, it is frustrating not to be able to pin it
down!



--Larry



From: Ken Chambers [mailto:]
Sent: Friday, August 21, 2009 9:31 AM
To: lrsnpark@gmail.com
Subject: RE: [General Amphicar Discussion-t-20530] Lake McMurrray Swim-in



Larry,

Sounds like your Amphi is up and running. I must have missed it but
what was the resolution to that heat related stalling problem you were
experiencing?

Best,
Ken Chambers


On Aug 13, 2009, at 5:51 PM, LSolheim wrote:



Quote:
 

Ken Chambers

Platinum Subscriber
The Lockheed fire is quite far away on the other side of the county
and winding down. It's in very remote forest and not affecting many
homes.

Very strange that engine problem you're experiencing. 16 volts does
sounds excessive. Those old mechanical voltage regulators are not
very reliable. I'd recommend the alternator installation. I just
installed a Lucas unit with the correct mounts so it just bolted right
on. With the possible exception of the delicate fuel gauge rewiring,
the negative ground conversion was easy.

If the excessive voltage is contributing to the problem, when the
problem manifests itself try unplugging the generator and running off
battery power alone to see if the problem reappears.

Good luck,
Ken Chambers


On Aug 21, 2009, at 2:35 PM, LSolheim wrote:


> No resolution yet, Ken (BTW hot are things in the Santa Cruz hills?
> Were
> the fires close to you?),
>
>
>
> I wrapped all I could get to (the horizontal intake manifold runs
> and the
> tail pipe to the muffler) in that hi-temp racing strapping and added
> a heat
> shield under the carburetor, but a test drive yesterday (85 degrees
> ambient)
> till had her missing and struggling after about 40 minutes. So it
> seemed
> better than before and could not hear gasoline boiling in the
> carburetor
> when I shut her off, but still no good. The coil (and generator for
> that
> matter) were too hot to touch. I think I still need to do a better
> job on
> the heat shield and compartment cooling, though.
>
>
>
> I've received a negative ground alternator and waiting for some
> Spitfire
> alternator brackets and will make the negative ground modification
> after our
> gathering next week. My VR is outputting about 16v at rpm, which
> could be
> causing the coil to drop out when hot.
>
>
>
> This is such a simple system, it is frustrating not to be able to
> pin it
> down!
>
>
>
> --Larry
>
>
>
> From: Ken Chambers [mailto:]
> Sent: Friday, August 21, 2009 9:31 AM
> To: lrsnpark@gmail.com
> Subject: RE: [General Amphicar Discussion-t-20530] Lake McMurrray
> Swim-in
>
>
>
> Larry,
>
> Sounds like your Amphi is up and running. I must have missed it but
> what was the resolution to that heat related stalling problem you were
> experiencing?
>
> Best,
> Ken Chambers
>
>
> On Aug 13, 2009, at 5:51 PM, LSolheim wrote:
>
>
>
> Quote:
>
>
>
> Quote:
> > Just a reminder to those still undecided that we are hosting a swim-
> > in and/or camp-in at Norway Park on Lake McMurray, WA (about 50
> > miles north of Seattle) Wednesday 8/26 and even the next day or so,
> > if desired.
> >
> > We will swim Lake McMurray and Big Lake, eat at the Big Lake Bar and
> > Grill and even head out to Lake Cavanaugh or Lake Samish, if the
> > spirit and maintenance is willing! There is also the option of a BBQ
> > or ?????.
> >
> > So far there are 4 cars including Warren & Lisa (from Austin, TX)
> > and me. Since greenery and abundant water are somewhat foreign to
> > the Texans, I am hoping to show them a good time and many new things
> > including the San Juans from the ferry.
> >
> > No RSVP is necessary, but it could be a good day (or two, or more).
> > I hope you can make it.
> >
> > Come on up or give me a call!
> > --Larry
 

DavidC

Amphicar Expert
Larry,

The alternator conversion will sort out the heat in the coil (and a lot of other things) I'd replace the coil after the conversion as sometimes coils fail when you change polarity, especially if they have been running hot, the electrons travelling the opposite way inside cause the insulation to fail. Also check you might need a shorter fan belt as the alternator pulley is normally smaller.

Right, next thing I'd do is change the fuel line from pump to carb. Reroute it around the back of the engine (shortest route) You could just cut a few inches off each end and then use braided rubber with a few clips, just be careful as there is some pump pressure there. Triumph routed it round the front so it was cooled by air flow as the car was travelling along - air flow is very different in Amphi and all around the engine is hotter so a direct route is best. Rubber is better than metal as the fuel will be cooler (coming from tank at front) and you want to keep it cool until it's passed through the carb. Why has it worked OK before ? Well fuel has changed, modern fuels have additives that allow the octane to remain high at lower production cost. These make vapourisation more likely but that isn't a problem in new fuel injected cars as the fuel is handled very differently.

David C
 

Tedredamphi

Platinum Subscriber
Larrry,
The wiring hook-up between your coil and distributor in last of your pics is not like anythink I have seen. If that is the pertronix wiring coming out of the distributor, both wires get connected to the coil and the wire from the ignition switch is connected to the - side of coil(for original + ground cars). There should not be a wire from coil to ground as circled in attached photo. Maybe I'm just seeing things, but that's what it looks like to me.
Ted
 

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LSolheim

Member
Your analysis as to the existing connection is dead-on, Ted.

However, I rechecked the connections and I am hooked up per the Pertronix directions (see attached). Ignition into the Pertronix (b), Pertronix out (b/w) to - coil, + coil to ground.

Thanks, --Larry
 

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LSolheim

Member
Re-routed the fuel line per Dave's suggestion and even ran the 5/16 hose inside of a piece of 5/8 heater hose to act as insulation. Also disconnected the generator and launched out on a 45 minute test drive/swim. All went well until the final leg home she she began missing again. Seemed like it got worse when the headlights were turned on, but there was no generator load involved. Some sort of voltage leakage when hot?

I checked the coil & generator by touch about 1/2 way into the trip (no symptoms at that point) and all was fairly cool. After limping into the boathouse they felt quite a bit hotter, but not as much as the other day. I did not hear any fuel boiling from the carb today.

I will proceed with the alternator conversion next week. Meanwhile, please think of me!!
All of your thoughts and ideas are greatly appreciated.
--Larry
 

chasgould

New Member
YES BUT IS YOUR CAR STILL POSITIVE GROUND, AND THE PETRONIX INSTRUCTIONS ARE FOR A NEGATIVE GROUND CAR? OR VISA VERSA?
CHAS

Your analysis as to the existing connection is dead-on, Ted.

However, I rechecked the connections and I am hooked up per the Pertronix directions (see attached). Ignition into the Pertronix (b), Pertronix out (b/w) to - coil, + coil to ground.

Thanks, --Larry
 

LSolheim

Member
I am still positive ground (until next week), Chas. I have the LU-142AP
unit and am using the + ground instructions. Ted was referring to the -
ground instructions. --Larry



From: chasgould [mailto:]
Sent: Saturday, August 22, 2009 4:06 PM
To: lrsnpark@gmail.com
Subject: RE: [General Amphicar Discussion-t-20530] Re: Lake McMurrray
Swim-in



YES BUT IS YOUR CAR STILL POSITIVE GROUND, AND THE PETRONIX INSTRUCTIONS ARE
FOR A NEGATIVE GROUND CAR? OR VISA VERSA?
CHAS

Quote:


Originally Posted by LSolheim View Post
<http://www.amphicar770.com/amphicarforum/images/techtwo/buttons/viewpost.gi
f>

Your analysis as to the existing connection is dead-on, Ted.

However, I rechecked the connections and I am hooked up per the Pertronix
directions (see attached). Ignition into the Pertronix (b), Pertronix out
(b/w) to - coil, + coil to ground.

Thanks, --Larry
 
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