[T3] Arc's sparks and missing the mark's

Keith Park topnotch at nycap.rr.com
Sun Jun 2 18:30:52 PDT 2019

have an occasional miss on the 2056, some of it was the injection timing but
after I washed it last time it didnt start, 
no biggie as I got the coil wet and noticed it jumping from the HV wire to
ground, dried it out and it started.  Tonight I 
decided to see how sensitive it was to moisture, sprayed the distributor cap
and it didnt react, but get the coil top a little wet and Im 
jumping all the way out of the center wire to ground, about a 1" path
Usually when I see this I think there is an open somewhere that is raising
the voltage needed to jump the gap and it finds an easier way to do it on
the coil, not so this time, everything checks out. So I guess at idle a
rather high voltage is needed for a good spark.
THis as the MARK 10 on it, so there is plenty of Umph available, but
still... a 1" spark is preferable to jumping the .025 at the spark plug?
even when it was dryed out pretty good Id see the occasional spark.  I RTV'd
the insulator on just to see if I can make it stop but I dont recall ever
having such a problem with the Stock T3 ignition system.
Thoughts?  ideas?


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