[T3] Capacitive Discharge Ignitions

Keith Park topnotch at nycap.rr.com
Mon Apr 1 16:26:39 PDT 2019

Need to remember too that there's 400V on the coil terminals,
mighty nasty wakeup call if you forget...


Topnotch Restorations
topnotch at nycap.rr.com
71 Squareback  "Hothe"
65 Notchback  "El Baja Rojo"
93 RX7  "Redstur"
95 Chrysler Cirrus Lxi "Cirfogsalot"
"hanging out at the tail end of the bell
curve, and loving every minute of it!" 
-----Original Message-----
From: type3-vwtype3.org [mailto:type3-vwtype3.org-bounces at lists.vwtype3.org]
On Behalf Of Gary Forsmo
Sent: Monday, April 01, 2019 1:04 PM
To: type3-vwtype3.org at lists.vwtype3.org
Subject: Re: [T3] Capacitive Discharge Ignitions

Jim -

In previous discussions with you, you didn't mention in your recent post, 2
other issues.

1.)  Physical location of the C.D.I. hardware.  Since you told me that the
hardware is NOT waterproof, the "box", though small, can't be mounted under
the engine cover.  It must be located in the dry cargo area.

That may present a (minor) consideration with wires, when tipping the rear
seat back upright and down flat and loading cargo in the Squareback.  Maybe
the Fastback & Notchback, too.

2.)  I believe you told me that the C.D.I. box also emits a high-pitch tone.

In my case & and as I age, that becomes less of a problem. My
Orthlaryngologist tells me my ability to hear high frequency tones are
disappering, anyway.  :-)

The benefits of installing a C.D.I. system probably outweighs the

Gary "Frito" - '69 Squareback, FI, MT, One-owner
Rockport, TX (winter)
Lake Geneva, WI (summer)
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