……. Had 2 calls asking similar questions that really, discussions on other things we’ve left this out.
There’s 2 things a mechanically correct motor needs to run. Our ground pounders need “fuel and fire”. That’s gasoline mixed to somewhere around 14.1 air fuel ratio and some ignition source set up to ignite the mixed air & fuel.
We’ve all spent so much time arguing about how to mix the fuel that we’ve ignored that “fire” part. Namely the Delco designed HEI distributer, plugs and wires.That’s the red thing there.
The good news is this distributer has withstood the test of time continuing to be a reliable voltage firing device. Only 3 failure components….module, coil, pickup….. This juice shooter has proven it’s worth so yes, we recommend using this same component when building your coach to a reliable condition.
But with 1 caveat……..buy a new one when updating your coach. A completely new everything having to do with spark is so inexpensive when compared with the myriad I’d failures and problems this component could cause…….in this case just throw the baby out WITH the bathwater…..install an all NEW distributer, plug wire set and proper plugs tapped correctly. Be sure you have a strong voltage and a solid ground to the distributer case…….follow correct timing and tuning procedures…….if you have any current or potential ignition issues……..well brother you have nipped them all in the bud!
We replace the distributer with new on every motor we bring backSo as Rockford says “This is not my first rodeo…..and you should to”! There are several sources to replace your “‘ole paint” distributer with an all new….not rebuilt……unit with wires and 0lugs. That’s everything having to do with the “fire” part of the 2 things you must have to move. It needs to be new and it’s really not expensive.
Talk to your mechanic or give us a call. We also install a new Delco module keeping the new one in the distributer keeping it as a spare and also picking up a coil and pickup to carry with…..just in case. With these few spares chances of being down because of no spark is doubtful.
So there’s my tech tip for the day….one we’ve not spoken enough about.
So yeah, this weekend was a relaxing time. Sunrise over the beach at Ormond by the Seaand what a great place to hang out
Jason, Robert and the rest of the guys said they had some things to do this weekend……ah, I remember the days when I too could do that…… Let’s see what they got done…. I’ll report on that tomorrow…….see ya then