Condenser Hell

  1. MrMick Enthusiast

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    Hello to all, thought i be good to the old Girl and treat her to some point and condenser (the 4 not the wife). off i went and fitted them only for 2 days later , non start . checked everything and still no joy, after more checks and double checks. put back the old condenser and bingo. up she fired, happy days again. mike :D
     
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  2. Simon Sapsted Enthusiast

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    Worthing
    Joy of Chinese copies nowadays! !
     
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  3. pepper

    pepper Pepper The One and Only!

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    Location:
    Warwickshire
    I've had this too, even worse are the rotor arms which the insulation breaks down on once hot becoming a fault which is very difficult to diagnose!

    Keep an eye out for new old stock parts and buy them up...
     
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  4. Simon Sapsted Enthusiast

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    :clapping:
     
  5. AdamWilkes

    AdamWilkes Enthusiast

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    Poole
    ......just an idea as well - I once changed the condenser/points etc, but mistakenly put the slotted points connector upside-down on the insulated bolt through to the condenser, where it connects inside the dizzy. This meant that when the centrifugal advance rotated the points assembly, one of the slidey earth-contacts of this assembly shorted out the upside-down points lug when the advance was enough. Took a while to find that problem; it ran lovely at tickover!
     
  6. MrMick Enthusiast

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    Location:
    Faversham kent
    hello Adam, still runs ok at tick over, after all the checks and new bits still runs bad , dwell angle is up and down and now i have decided to get a new dissy , will let you know what outcome is when its fitted, many thanks for all the tips from all of you .:clapping:(points,cap ,rotor, leads, plugs coil, condenser) bits that have been changed
     
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