On Sat, 26 Apr 1997 Macbagpipe@aol.com wrote:
> I've had a poblem for some time, my 80 spit has been garaged for a number of
> years because the average mechanic can't find the problem. I seem to have an
> electrical problem,(perhaps a resistor wire), or a fuel problem (vapour
> lock), but I don't know the fix.
> It'll run fine until it's warm then it will just die on me, anyone else have
> this problem diagnosed?
Sounds like the electronic ignition to me. Does the tachometer just "die",
even before the engine has a chance to spool down? This would be a definite
indication of some kind of ignition trouble. And the Lucas module in my
1979 Spit would quite about every 38,000 miles, almost on the money.
I modified the system to use a Chrysler module, not very original but
only $18.00 at a local parts store.
Darrell Leach, KD6LRC DM-15, Ridgecrest, Ca
1962 TR-4 (CT5368LO) 28,000 miles
1965 Spitfire Mk 2 (FC51603L)
1967 Spitfire Mk 3 (FD2980LO) in work
1984 GL1200A GoldWing 128,000 miles (go figure)