Ignition System

21 guides & 191 illustrations

Ignition System

Checking the dwell angle

When fitting new -breaker points in the distributor, the normal way of checking the gap be...

Ignition System

Fitting a new coil

If your car is misfiring or running badly, or has suddenly stopped completely, the most likely s...

Ignition System

Stripping the starter motor

Remove the starter motor from the car (See Checking and replacing starter-motor brushes). The bo...

Ignition System

Adjusting the static timing

The timing mechanism in the ignition system causes the sparkplug to fire in each cylinder just b...

Ignition System

Stroboscopic timing

A static timing check with the engine stationary is never fully accurate. It does not allow for ...

Ignition System

Checking a starter circuit

If the starter does not turn the engine although the car battery is in good condition, the fault...

Ignition System

Replacing the Bendix gear

The name Bendix gear strictly applies to the spiral drive mechanism of an inertia-type starter. H...

Ignition System

Curing running on

Running-on is when the engine continues to turn after you've switched off the ignition because th...

Ignition System

Fitting a condenser

The condenser is a small electrical device connected across the -breaker points in the di...