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iain govan
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February 12, 2018 - 5:06 pm
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Hi, I noticed my points were arcing when trying to work out why I was getting a “spit” out of my carburettor. I have now replaced the condensor and the points still arc and the carb still spits! What next? Any help greatly appreciated

 thanks Iain 

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Could be that your replacement cap is faulty,

as only the smallest spark  should be visible when the points open.

try with no cap to check.

 

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iain govan
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Thanks, didn’t think of that i’ll try it tomorrow, loads of sparks at the moment and even lower power than normal

cheers Iain

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Are the faces of the points clean? dirt grease oil will prob make em spark as well.

Sound be next to no spark...or a very light one.

You can remote fit you condenser next to your coil...gives it an easier life away from vibration and heat...which dont do it any good.

Very simply mod....well it is on my B175.

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Good clean up of points did the trick, moving jet needle down to notch 3 and wrapping a layer of electrical tape around the stub before replacing the carb seems to have stopped the spitting. For now 

cheers Iain

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