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Re: Total Loss or Alternator

To: "Dave Dahlgren" <>,
Subject: Re: Total Loss or Alternator
From: "Jim Dincau" <>
Date: Fri, 12 Sep 2003 09:42:19 -0700
The NHRA pro stock cars run electronic ignition with a 16 volt battery and
charge it between rounds.
Jim in Palmdale

> better go open some hoods at your next drag race.. You might be the only
> with one other than some guy with a holley 750, mechanical fuel pump,
accel dual
> point distributor and a battery charger.. If they want some sparks either
> have a good spark box and an alternator or a mag if it is a TF or TA car.
As far
> as some of the old bike ignitions i would bet my zippo has more spark than
> do or if it is real good maybe my weed wacker at worst case.. Think real
> about the phrase 'total loss' for a
> minute............................................................ ok can
> hear me now? LOL how much spark do you think you have at 11 volts?? As the
> voltage goes down in a 'totally lost' system the amps have to go up
> the battery faster. Real bad juju with this deal.. When we run an engine
on the
> dyno that does not have an alternator I can make more power with the
> charger on rather than off...
> Dave

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