[tcb] Re: Electronic Ignition

I replaced 2 H30/31 carbs a couple weeks ago with rebuilt german carbs and
it made a huge difference.  Happy customers.  They wear out quick, do not
have the correct vacuum signal for most distributors and they are usually
jetted way lean.  Coils will get hot, nature of the beast.  The O'reilly
coil could be a problem.  this is what you should have
http://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/detail.php?id=582717  You should have
a REAL Bosch Blue coil.

On Wed, Feb 16, 2011 at 2:04 PM, Fred McDonald <texasbluebus@xxxxxxxxx>wrote:

>   My carb is a Solex h30/31 pict
> My newly replaced no name coil purchased at o’reilly is extremely hot to
> the touch,
> my brother says that’s a good sign the coil is failing!
>
>  *From:* Justin Wilt <sunbugone@xxxxxxxxx>
> *Sent:* Wednesday, February 16, 2011 1:20 PM
> *To:* tcb@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> *Subject:* [tcb] Re: Electronic Ignition
>
> Shakey nailed it and Neil explained why electronic ignitions get a bad
> rap.  User error.  People use the wrong coils, connect them wrong, power
> their timing lights from the - and + side of the coil etc...  I have used
> both, points left me stranded in a blizzard, easy fix with some sand paper.
> I have unilite units in both my cars without a single problem in 12 years.
> I don't carry any spare distributors either.  Fred, it sounds like you need
> to find the true problem rather than spending money on an electronic
> ignition. Your engine should run fine with points and condenser.  A good
> carb may be a better investment if you are running a Brazilian, Mexican or
> Chinese carb
>
> Justin
>
> On Wed, Feb 16, 2011 at 1:09 PM, Neil <nbmdude@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>
>>   I've got pretty close to 100,000 miles on Pertronix with only one
>> hiccup (which was MY mistake)...And, yes, I DO carry a dizzie with
>> points/condenser ready to slap in if needed...
>>
>> --- On *Wed, 2/16/11, Shakey Spudman <dblcab67@xxxxxxxxx>* wrote:
>>
>>
>> From: Shakey Spudman <dblcab67@xxxxxxxxx>
>>
>> Subject: [tcb] Re: Electronic Ignition
>> To: tcb@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>> Date: Wednesday, February 16, 2011, 12:37 PM
>>
>>
>>  Like I told you before Fred you need a good carb. A good german rebuilt.
>> Read the samba threads on the bulletproof carbs. Stay away from new
>> brazilian or mexican junk. A new set of points properly gapped will last
>> 12000 miles at least. It sounds to me like your chasing your tail. Remember
>> sometimes you have two or three problems going on at the same time. Fixing
>> one does not fix all. But if you want to throw more money at an electronic
>> setup go ahead. Remember down the road if you forget what lead goes where
>> and hook it up backwards-poof-there it goes. But you do get to witness what
>> $100 in smoke looks like.
>>
>> Shakey
>>
>> On Wed, Feb 16, 2011 at 11:35 AM, Justin 
>> <sunbugone@xxxxxxxxx<http://us.mc1217.mail.yahoo.com/mc/compose?to=sunbugone@xxxxxxxxx>
>> > wrote:
>>
>>  If it still has the stock distributor (vacuum advance). Then buy a
>> pertronix unit that fits the stock distributor.  The style of carburetor
>> will come into play as well. The brosol H30/31 carbs do not run well with
>> certain distributors. I usually throw 009 distributors in the garbage. Just
>> my two cents
>>
>> Sent from my iPhone
>>
>> On Feb 16, 2011, at 11:12 AM, "Fred McDonald" 
>> <texasbluebus@xxxxxxxxx<http://us.mc1217.mail.yahoo.com/mc/compose?to=texasbluebus@xxxxxxxxx>>
>> wrote:
>>
>>    1) Where is Automotive Machine?
>> 2) I have a stock 1600 single port motor with an alternator.
>>
>>
>>  *From:* 
>> theresabuckner@xxxxxxx<http://us.mc1217.mail.yahoo.com/mc/compose?to=theresabuckner@xxxxxxx>
>> *Sent:* Wednesday, February 16, 2011 10:46 AM
>> *To:* 
>> tcb@xxxxxxxxxxxxx<http://us.mc1217.mail.yahoo.com/mc/compose?to=tcb@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>> *Subject:* [tcb] Re: Electronic Ignition
>>
>> Fred    you know Automotive Machine sells a set  much cheaper & if you
>> give them a few min.    they will put them in your dist. for you if you
>> wish      terry
>>
>>
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Fred McDonald 
>> <texasbluebus@xxxxxxxxx<http://us.mc1217.mail.yahoo.com/mc/compose?to=texasbluebus@xxxxxxxxx>
>> >
>> To: tcb 
>> <tcb@xxxxxxxxxxxxx<http://us.mc1217.mail.yahoo.com/mc/compose?to=tcb@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>> >
>> Sent: Wed, Feb 16, 2011 10:37 am
>> Subject: [tcb] Electronic Ignition
>>
>>   I want to convert to electronic ignition,
>> http://www2.cip1.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=NFD%2D5600%2DBL
>> This is the kit I’m considering.
>> Any thoughts?
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
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