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Reliable Tachometer

PostPost by: stuartgb100 » Thu Aug 18, 2011 7:50 pm

Hi,

I'm having trouble finding a reliable rev counter.

My setup uses an Aldon ignitor with an Omex Clubman Rev limiter and Lucas Sports coil.

Anyone running this sort of setup, please ?

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PostPost by: Dag-Henning » Fri Aug 19, 2011 11:05 am

If I use a reliable revcounter, - like a STACK -, I wouldn't see the need for a revlimiter. Throw it away..... :D The Ignitor or the Lucas coil will not represent any difficulties.

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PostPost by: stuartgb100 » Fri Aug 19, 2011 8:25 pm

Hi Dag,

I will look at Stax's range.

The rev limiter is for peace of mind - stuck throttle; missed gear; etc

As ever, thanks for your help.

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PostPost by: rgh0 » Sat Aug 20, 2011 8:28 am

its a brave man with deep pockets who races a twin cam without a rev limiter. :shock:

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PostPost by: ardee_selby » Sat Aug 20, 2011 11:44 am

rgh0 wrote:its a brave man with deep pockets who races a twin cam without a rev limiter. :shock:

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PostPost by: Dag-Henning » Mon Aug 22, 2011 8:51 am

- never been able to find a reliable, mechanical limiter that allowes 8000....- an electronic one is not allowed acc to App.K .....so, I try to be brave... :)

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PostPost by: rgh0 » Tue Aug 23, 2011 1:32 pm

Hi Dag
I did not realise that electronic rev limiters not allowed in Europe. Here in Australia we have to have points ignition but are allowed a separate electronic rev limiter out of respect for the cost of historic race engines. The original style Lucas mechanical rev lmiiter should be capable of modification for a 8000 rpm cut out with changes to the springs preload used?

What do other competitors use or do you all just look at the Tach closely always and have a hand on the ignition switch continually

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PostPost by: Dag-Henning » Wed Aug 24, 2011 7:26 am

Hi Rohan ! - I do believe we all run with a std. rotor without the limiter, but I am not sure......Yes, the original limiter may be modified I guess, either by "looser" springs or by lightening the "fly-out-weight"..??? I have no test-bench for distributors, but I guess it should be possible....I do agree it would be a sensible security messure.....!

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