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Allan G, Ignoramus, John Healy, Nick H, NickL
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#865816 12/10/2021 6:14 AM
by andyame1974
I may have bought very NOS condensers. Does anyone have a lead on where to get fresh ones?
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#867611 Dec 30th a 09:10 AM
by triton thrasher
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Originally Posted by Bustednukel
4. The condensers are only there to prolong the life of the points. The motor will run fine without them for a while.

No, it will run badly without condensers.
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#866007 Dec 12th a 01:07 AM
by quinten

those are way too good and don't cost enough.
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#866002 Dec 12th a 12:34 AM
by NickL
Roederstein Vishay MKT 1813 Series 0.22uf 630v Capacitors
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by Ignoramus
Originally Posted by andyame1974
Thanks for the replies all. I'm pretty sure I found and fixed the sparking points problem. As Allan wrote, he has had little problem using older stock original condensers. My supplier offered the same advice even as these were in original dusty and very old Lucas packeting boxes, no shine left on these.

(Edited down a bit by me)

I installed the new? points today, retimed it, and still runs like poop, and is still missing on the L/H side, but no more sparking from the points. It seems to want to respond to the idle mixture screw, but not enough.

The Q on the points are find the cause of the miss first. It was detonating pretty bad after running for 2 minutes on the R/hH side and turned the pipe blue after the coil wiring mixup on that side.

I see a little oil now on the L/H side barrel. Maybe it's the head gasket? The plug looks good. Sorry for the venting

you know what they say

80% of electrical problems are carburation and visa versa

Do a compression test and we go from there .
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