Lotus Elan

Can I use a modern Digital DWELL & TACH

PostPost by: loueelotus » Tue Aug 04, 2020 2:33 am

Hi I was wondering if I can use a modern Digital DWELL & TACH on my Positive Ground Lotus
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example is a BTMETER BT-770K..
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PostPost by: lotusfan » Tue Aug 04, 2020 7:58 am

No reason at all why not. I use a similar tool on a positive earth MGA.

It looks like a very useful general purpose multimeter.
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PostPost by: StressCraxx » Tue Aug 04, 2020 3:55 pm

That looks like a nice kit. I have an Actron (private label cheap consumer chinese bosch) and it works great.
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PostPost by: loueelotus » Thu Aug 06, 2020 4:26 am

Thanks for the info.. Now that is will work .. Do I connect the positive red to the ground and negative to power (Distributor) as in the old models of dwell gauges..

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PostPost by: StressCraxx » Thu Aug 06, 2020 5:11 am

loueelotus wrote:Thanks for the info.. Now that is will work .. Do I connect the positive red to the ground and negative to power (Distributor) as in the old models of dwell gauges..

Lou


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PostPost by: loueelotus » Fri Aug 07, 2020 3:39 am

Thank you for your help..

Love the saying **There is no cure for Lotus, only treatment.** absolutely right on my man..

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