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Mechanical Ignition Handbook
$ 19.95
Mechanical Ignition Handbook - The Hack Mechanic Guide to Vintage Ignition Systems, Softcover

Mechanically timed ignition is easy to understand and wonderfully straightforward to diagnose and repair, which is good because it's one of the most likely things on an older car to die and leave you in a ditch.

Rob Siegel - better known as the Hack Mechanic - explains how the mechanical ignition works and discusses in detail how to set timing and advance. there is also a full chapter on troubleshooting mechanical ignition problems. Illustrated with over 100 photos and diagrams and supported by clear, step-by-step instructions.

The Mechanical Ignition Handbook features sections on:
  • Mechanical ignition basics and components
  • Common repairs and recommended tools
  • Adjusting point gap
  • Setting dwell angle
  • Locating the timing mark
  • Finding Top-Dead-Center (TDC)
  • Setting static and dynamic ignition timing
  • Using both a standard and an advance timing light
  • Testing coil resistance
  • Retrofitting breaker-less electronic ignition

  • Vehicles Covered:
  • Porsche 356
  • Mechanically timed Porsche 911
  • BMW 1600 / 2002
  • Ferrari 365
  • Austin-Healey Sprite
  • MGB
  • Triumph Spitfire, Triumph TR3 & TR6
  • Jaguar E-Type
  • Mercedes-Benz models, including the 190SL
  • Volkswagen Beetle
  • Early Volvo
  • Pontiac GTO
  • Vintage Chevy Camaro and other American Muscle Cars.

  • If you're vintage car owner who wants to understand how to adjust timing and advance to keep your favorite ride running smoothly, this is the book for you!


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