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  • RB176
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    Gary, I’m running a magnet crank trigger pickup off the shaft end with no other engine mods. Also I’m using a Granatelli wire and a Pertronix III .3 ohm coil with a plug gap of .035 or .040 which is standard for these plugs.

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  • Hellenic Vanagon
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    My Plasma mkIII Cordon Rouge is here:http://www.vwsyncro.eu/p/blog-page_34.html

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    4 ampere 380v pure current.

    The 3 and the 4 channel diode banks cannot handle the huge 4(+) m.m. gap of my kinked 90° surface discharge spark plugs, since the voltage is raised above their limit, (although they are working well with the standard NGK 1.3 m.m. gap).

    I am working to overcome the above problem, as well as, problems with the sync(h)ronization of the two plasma units, problems with EMI/RFI emissions, (since the tries to ground the cable shielding must not include the tv cables physical aluminum shield, the arc is so strong that is grounded through the shield!).

    Extra shields, extra units, (6 amperes is possible with the existing setup), absolutely precise advance adjustment on the road, (by the insight and the ear), decisions about the correct height of the spark plug ignition height point, protection against overheating if the 555 transistors malfunction, protection against water, decisions, decisions, decisions...

    The difference between the initial 2A current vs the 4A current of the new Double Plasma, mkIII, Cordon Rouge
    module, is not theoretical, at all, it is very present and, hopefully, it will be seen in my next video.


    The Syncro Heresy
    Last edited by Hellenic Vanagon; 06-09-2019, 04:03 AM.

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  • Gary Hammond
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    Hi Jeremiah,

    Just curious, is this a modified K321? Pulling tractor? Cub Cadet?

    Besides the ignition, what other mods have you done to the engine? Is the Pertronix Ignitor 1 made specifically for this engine, or did you have to adapt a different one and somehow connect it to the crankshaft? Would love to see a photo of what you're working with.

    As for the misfire problem would you describe it as an intermittent total loss of ignition or rather as random, sporadic, events only lasting one or two revolutions at a time? If your plug was badly worn in a short time, you may have gone too wide with the plug gap? What heat range plug are you using and is it the correct reach? Is it a projected tip plug?

    What kind of plug wire are you using? If you said before, I don't remember what you said.
    Last edited by Gary Hammond; 06-08-2019, 08:54 PM.

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  • RB176
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    Yes Gary the 14

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  • Gary Hammond
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    Hi Jeremiah,

    Are we still talking about your 14HP Kohler engine, or are you now talking about this on your car instead?

    I was wondering if someone could help me out with creating better spark with a Typical battery points and condenser/capacitor ignition system on a old lawn tractor
    I do not want to put a msd box on it because that system would probably cost me more than the tractor lol. Could I use a 20kv diode like Peter did in the video on page 1 of this thread. Thank you Jeremiah
    It’s a 14hp Kohler

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  • RB176
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    Well I just stopped at Summit yesterday and picked up a new coil like Gary is using a Msd Blaster 8222 but I haven’t gotten a chance to hook it up yet. The reason for the different coil was after talking to Msd they said that the Street Fire 5520 works best with there coil that’s .5 ohms or more, and they said that the Pertronix III maybe heating up and cause the misfire so I figured I would just give it a try to actually see if it could possibly be the problem. I now Aaron is using the same Pertronix III coil I have without problems. The only other thing I’m going to do is try to separate the wires incase they might be putting out some kind of electrical interference between themselves.

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  • heysoundude
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    so, how'd it go?

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  • RB176
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    Here’s an update, I disconnected the msd and swapped out the coil. I also checked the plug which had significant wear so replaced that to. I then ran it on straight magnetic pickup and it ran fine, so I at lease know the trigger is good. Now I’m to hook back up the msd and run it again and see what happens.

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  • firozmusthafa
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    There could be multiple reasons.
    Some of the common issues I have faced with my vehicles:
    1. I would suspect issue with MSD or trigger coil/pickup coil whichever is applicable.
    2. If you have carburetor issues, you also might develop missing
    3. vacuum leaks, broken vacuum hose might cause missing as well.
    4. Spark plug internal issues could also cause misfiring, take out the plugs individually and inspect plug color as well as center electrode continuity. If there is abnormal color in any of the spark plug, there could be definite issues with ignition.
    5. If carburetor is flooding, miss can appear. 6. Loose contacts in ignition coil primary leads could cause missing as well.
    7. If air filter is due for replacement, it might cause missing
    8. if carburetor return line is blocked carburetor would drink gasoline and could cause a miss.
    9. Clogged float chamber vents could cause missing causing vapour locks
    10. If fuel injected, MAP/MAF sensors are due for cleaning or replacement
    11. Spark plug boots could be leaking sparks to the wells
    12. Inlet valve leakage causes missing
    13. Rfi interference from spark plug wires could cause interference with ECU in rare cases

    There could be more reasons which I have not covered. So far these are the reasons I have encountered in my 12 years of experience with my own vehicles

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  • RB176
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    Help please! My Engine has a miss since I have converted over to the new ignition system. I’ve checked and rechecked all my wiring and I’m sure I have no loose connections. I tried a few things out so far, I unplugged the diode and ran it on straight msd and the miss still persists so that rules that out. I’m pretty sure it’s not the coil cause I’m pretty sure they work or they don’t. Going to swap out the plug tomorrow. I’m using everything everyone else is Street Fire 5520, Pertronix III any suggestions what to try. And yes I have Plasma! Any thoughts thanks Jeremiah

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  • heysoundude
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    Originally posted by firozmusthafa View Post
    I recently tried switching carburetor to a different one (old one was worn off at the vacuum slide port), then I realized that some carburetors are impossible to lean out (because of the needle jet design).

    I have ordered stock carburetor from Honda. Waiting for it to continue water injection experiments.

    From the conversation I had with Daniel Diaz from torque masters, I understood that he is not a technical guy. So can't expect much from him.
    You might give up too quickly:
    https://eagle-research.com/product/c...third-edition/
    I'm certain it's quite possible with stock/factory equipment and certain add-ons to exceed your expectations

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  • firozmusthafa
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    I tried running TM plug for 1000kms, still the resistor value did not go down. I am stopping experiments on torque masters and will be continuing with Chinese non resistor spark plug with plasma. I recently tried switching carburetor to a different one (old one was worn off at the vacuum slide port), then I realized that some carburetors are impossible to lean out (because of the needle jet design).

    I have ordered stock carburetor from Honda. Waiting for it to continue water injection experiments.

    From the conversation I had with Daniel Diaz from torque masters, I understood that he is not a technical guy. So can't expect much from him.

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  • Aaron Murakami
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    Originally posted by heysoundude View Post
    definitely looks like it's blowing the ignition plasma energy well into the cylinder compared to "standard" ignition, but what I was looking for is the proof/evidence that it leads to longer plug life.
    You have to go thru the energetic forum posts from 11 years ago from those who made those plugs and tested it.

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  • heysoundude
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    definitely looks like it's blowing the ignition plasma energy well into the cylinder compared to "standard" ignition, but what I was looking for is the proof/evidence that it leads to longer plug life.

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  • Aaron Murakami
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    That was supposed to be an animated gif but didn't work.

    You can see it here: http://www.hho4free.com/images/Fires..._animation.gif

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