[T3] Kettering Ignitions

oktype3tim at cox.net oktype3tim at cox.net
Tue Feb 9 13:40:07 PST 2021


That would be quite interesting. 

I'm finishing up the rebuild of a SUN "MDT model" Distributor Tester
machine.  I had to get my head wrapped around how the ignition system
"really" works in order to figure out the machine.  So, I'll be interested
to see what I got Right and what points (no pun intended) I missed.


-----Original Message-----
From: Jim Adney <jadney at vwtype3.org> 
Sent: Friday, February 5, 2021 4:51 PM
To: type3 at vwtype3.org
Subject: [T3] Kettering Ignitions

Something I've been hoping to do at the next Invasion, whenever that is, is
to prepare sketches to explain how the standard Kettering (points & coil)
ignition system works. I suspect most people simply accept it as a "black
box" and almost nothing I read on it anywhere gets it completely right.

I think/hope I can explain it well enough that anyone who wants to, can
understand it.

Any interest out there?

Jim Adney, jadney at vwtype3.org
Madison, Wisconsin, USA

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