Chas Douglass wrote:
> Instead of fiddling with the points anymore I installed a
> Pertronix electronic ignition. ....
> So, why did that wire fry?
You thought you could replace a fine Lucas distributor with a
new-fangled gizmo, and you actually believed that you would not have
Joseph Lucas haunt and punish you? How naive! It is not nice to fool
Mother Nature or tempt the Prince of Darkness. Always remember:
Recommended procedure before taking on a repair of Lucas equipment:
check the position of the stars, kill a chicken and walk three times
sunwise around your car chanting: "Oh mighty Prince of Darkness
protect your unworthy servant."
The Lucas motto: "Get home before dark."
Lucas denies having invented darkness. But they still claim "sudden,
Lucas--inventor of the first intermittent wiper.
Lucas--inventor of the self-dimming headlamp.
The three-position Lucas switch--DIM, FLICKER and OFF. The other
three switch settings--SMOKE, SMOLDER and IGNITE.
The original anti-theft devices--Lucas Electric products.
"I've had a Lucas pacemaker for years and have never experienced any
If Lucas made guns, wars would not start either.
Did you hear about the Lucas powered torpedo? It sank.
It's not true that Lucas, in 1947, tried to get Parliament to repeal
Ohm's Law. They withdrew their efforts when they met too much
Did you hear the one about the guy that peeked into a Land Rover and
asked the owner "How can you tell one switch from another at night,
since they all look the same?" "He replied, it doesn't matter which
one you use, nothing happens!"
Back in the '70s Lucas decided to diversify its product line and
began manufacturing vacuum cleaners. It was the only product they
offered which didn't suck.
Quality Assurance phoned and advised the Engineering guy that they
had trouble with his design shorting out. So he made the wires longer.
Why do the English drink warm beer? Lucas makes the refrigerators.
Alexander Graham Bell invented the Telephone....Thomas Edison
invented the Light Bulb....Joseph Lucas invented the Short Circuit.
Lucas systems actually uses AC current; it just has a random frequency.
How do you make AIDS disappear? Give it a Lucas parts number!