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Old 25-04-2020, 15:12   #9841
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I'm in the high risk group, on a number of fronts; but I still don't know what it is.
Interruptor switch before the ignition coil...
A sparky thing, there is usually also a capacitor.
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WOW! What are those used for and what kind of tool (vehicle? robot? magic?) is used to do them up?
I'm guessing that those are a novelty display - like for a factory driveway or something. But not really too far off from some of the bits (and humongous tools) I've seen around nuclear power plants. When WPPSS (Whoops!) defaulted on their five unfinished plants, there were tons of that stuff for sale at the surplus yard... just nothing that anyone could actually use.
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Old 25-04-2020, 16:12   #9843
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Except airplanes, they still have them, because the FAA is ignorant.
The wife and I have a Piper Mirage aircraft (PA46-350P), for those not familiar it has a single 350HP six cylinder turbocharged piston engine up front. For single engine piston aircraft it is at the higher end. It has lots and lots of fancy digital electronics, full glass panel cockpit etc, But as a64pilot pointed out it still has mechanical ‘points’ in the magnetos that provide the sparks to the spark-plugs. Indeed the entire basic engine is still very old-school stuff, and that has a lot to do with the FAA also being very old-school with regards to certification issues. Now you get into the experimental aircraft category (EAA) things open up and they do have many more modern options. However, I do also own an original stock 1976 Honda GoldWing motorcycle that still has points. But I am indeed a motor-head along with being a sail-head (if that is a thing?)
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SAILHEAD MURPHY
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SAILHEAD MURPHY
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Well if I was in a location that served SAILHEAD MURPHY I would indeed ‘Ring the Bell’ and buy the house a round.
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How many people remember adjusting these using a standard business card as a field expedient feeler gauge?!!
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How many people remember adjusting these using a standard business card as a field expedient feeler gauge?!!
Never carried business cards or hung around those that did, but a paper matchbook cover if you mic it, will mic out between 18 and 22 thousands, standard points were .020.
In truth I could eye ball it closer than you would think, but points have a hardened surface of some kind, and once you file them etc. it’s a short term fix, best to just replace.
Ones I hated doing were motorcycles cause you had to work through a tiny window on the flywheel. You couldn’t remove the flywheel and do them, cause the cam was on the flywheel.

Porsche I believe had an early electronic ignition that used points to trigger it, but as they carried almost no current they essentially lasted forever but still needed adjustment as the rubbing block would still wear and close them up.
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Not real bolts. Probably some sort of promotional display.


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Interruptor switch before the ignition coil...
A sparky thing, there is usually also a capacitor.

Or, if you're really high risk, a condenser.
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Never carried business cards or hung around those that did, but a paper matchbook cover if you mic it, will mic out between 18 and 22 thousands, standard points were .020.
In truth I could eye ball it closer than you would think, but points have a hardened surface of some kind, and once you file them etc. it’s a short term fix, best to just replace.
Ones I hated doing were motorcycles cause you had to work through a tiny window on the flywheel. You couldn’t remove the flywheel and do them, cause the cam was on the flywheel.

Porsche I believe had an early electronic ignition that used points to trigger it, but as they carried almost no current they essentially lasted forever but still needed adjustment as the rubbing block would still wear and close them up.
And of course, if you were smart, you carried a spare set of points AND a condenser, since it was best to replace both at the same time. I just replaced both quarterly when I adjusted my valves, that was another old school thing to do!
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Well if I was in a location that served SAILHEAD MURPHY I would indeed ‘Ring the Bell’ and buy the house a round.
But, due to the restrictions currently in place we couldn't all gather at the bar for you to Ring the Bell. Tell you what, just post here in the thread your cc number, expiration date, and security code. We'll place the drinks order ourselves.
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