I had this problem on 66 E Type I was burning up distributor caps and rotors.
Called Pertronics and after much troubleshooting found that PO had installed
wrong distributor they traded out systems no charge. I would call with the
dist.# and ign.# before spending HR on phone checking ign.Car runs great now.
Michael Graziano wrote:
> Hey folks. I have a general request for help. In person. THere comes a
> time in every shadetree mechanic's life when he just doesn't know. And I've
> reached that point with my ignition system. If there's anyone in the NYC
> area who has a few hours free tomorrow (Sunday) and knows a bit about
> electronic ignitions and refitting a distributor, I've got a few cold
> heinekens (sp?) and a free meal as payment.
> A while back I realized I had a 6 cylinder chopper in my Midget 1500
> (Lumenition Ignition System). I purchased the 4 cylinder unit, but the car
> just didn't seem to run right. THe first day, there was plenty of power. I
> even had it up to 80 on the highway. Then is began so seem as if it was
> loosing power. THen my #2 cylinder stopped firing correctly. Now it won't
> even start. It has a new coil, new wires, new NGK plugs, new cap and rotor.
> I think there might be a problem with the dizzy. I tried to static time it,
> but when the chopper tells the ignition system to fire with the engine at
> 10BTDC, the rotor is nowhere's near the pickup in the cap for the #1
> cylinder. Something must be realigned and I'm just not sure what. I just
> don't have the "This is right", and "this is wrong knowledge" to be sure of
> what I'm doing. So if anyone has a few hours to take a look, and hopefully
> teach me, I'd be really appreciative. Heck, at this point, even a live
> phone call as I worked would be helpful.
> '78 MIdget
> '87 300ZX