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Electronic ignition (Tacho issues) Lucas CE constant energy

PostPost by: holywood3645 » Fri Jul 20, 2012 8:34 pm

I didn't want to hijack the 'Installing Electronic ignition' thread, but this is related to that same subject. I had read the OEM tacho would not work with the 'low current, voltage' signal from the electronic ignition sensing circuit, as opposed to the stronger 'current' produced by points operating.
To my surprise the tachometer worked, but only for a while before giving up. I was wondering if any of the electroninc ignition installs had a similar issue and the best way to fix. I did have the Tacho refurbished before instaling, however it is possible it has failed.

As always, thanks for your advice

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PostPost by: Jason1 » Fri Jul 20, 2012 9:24 pm

Hi

If you search the forum for RVC you will find lots of info on this.

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PostPost by: simonknee » Sat Jul 21, 2012 9:32 am

And the summary is send it to Speedy Cables, they will convert your tacho

http://www.speedycables.com/
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PostPost by: Galwaylotus » Sat Jul 21, 2012 8:08 pm

simonknee wrote:And the summary is send it to Speedy Cables, they will convert your tacho

http://www.speedycables.com/

...and return it to you looking like new! :D Got mine calibrated, too, and what a difference it's made.
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PostPost by: holywood3645 » Sun Jul 29, 2012 10:00 pm

Is there anyone in the US that performs the RVC to RVI conversion ?

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PostPost by: m750rider » Sun Jul 29, 2012 10:32 pm

I think Nisonger Instruments will do it.

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