Post by lostforawhile on Nov 15, 2017 6:58:18 GMT -6
Ok I've tried everything, I'm seriously about to put this thing to the curb. this is the fourth ignition pickup I've tried, no matter what I do I can't get any pickup voltage, i'm talking straight out of the pickup and to case ground right near it, zip, nothing. It's not my meter, I'm using a good fluke and I had no issue measuring pickup voltage before, I even tried another meter, it's a solid ground to the case, every pickup coil measures around 145 ohms installed, there is no damage to the flywheel, the gap to the trigger on the flywheel is fine, the flywheel looks fine, I'm sick of walking and I just can't afford to put anymore money or time in this,this is being measured out of circuit, so it's isolated, so it's not the kill switch or anything like it. this makes no dam sense
Post by lostforawhile on Nov 15, 2017 15:21:31 GMT -6
Not the flywheel the ignition trigger on the outside of it, one person says it's magnetized,one person says it's not. The pickup will generate voltage anytime there is a piece of metal that interrupts the field of the magnet in the center, I got one of the pickups to generate voltage with the lathe jaws earlier
Post by lostforawhile on Nov 15, 2017 15:24:05 GMT -6
As that square tab on the flywheel rotates it cuts the field of that magnet inducing ac voltage which triggers the ignition, I have it isolated to nothing but the pickup and the flywheel, and the pickup works,gap is good etc.
It should be magatized,,,get a small magnet and pass it over the pickup ,,,it'll fire the plug
that's what I thought but by holding the pickup next to the outside of the spinning jaws on my lathe I got .6 volts and it's not magnetized , it's from the jaws cutting through the field and causing it to collapse ,which induces current like an ignition coil