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 #40212  by shasta
 
After months of trying to locate a supply of carbon fibre cored, stainless helically wound ignition wire for the MSD ignition system fitted to the drag bike, I eventually found a source in this country. Spent a few hours replacing the leads, now 8 mm silicon, marking them up and crimping the terminals on with my new lead crimpers. All ready now for another start attempt.
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Box of goodies.
Box of goodies.
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New and old leads compared
New and old leads compared
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Printed lead numbers
Printed lead numbers
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Leads fitted with numbers and heat shrink
Leads fitted with numbers and heat shrink
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Mallory distributor fitted with new leads
Mallory distributor fitted with new leads
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Nest of vipers!
Nest of vipers!
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 #40276  by Archie King
 
shasta wrote: Tue Sep 15, 2020 8:19 pm After months of trying to locate a supply of carbon fibre cored, stainless helically wound ignition wire for the MSD ignition system fitted to the drag bike, I eventually found a source in this country. Spent a few hours replacing the leads, now 8 mm silicon, marking them up and crimping the terminals on with my new lead crimpers. All ready now for another start attempt.
What is your next modification plan for this car?
Btw, this is a clean build.
 #40277  by NitroWars
 
Archie King wrote: Thu Mar 18, 2021 3:21 am
shasta wrote: Tue Sep 15, 2020 8:19 pm After months of trying to locate a supply of carbon fibre cored, stainless helically wound ignition wire for the MSD ignition system fitted to the drag bike, I eventually found a source in this country. Spent a few hours replacing the leads, now 8 mm silicon, marking them up and crimping the terminals on with my new lead crimpers. All ready now for another start attempt.
What is your next modification plan for this car?
Btw, this is a clean build.
Car? It's a drag bike!
 #40279  by shasta
 
Well spotted, Pike!! I haven't put anything on here for ages as nothing has been done since the ignition leads. Really needs two people to attempt a start, and my usual helper, my Niece, is a matron at a major NHS hospital, so as you can guess, I haven't seen much of her ,as for some reason she's been busy!! Not happy with the fitting of the air-filters, so will be addressing that, otherwise we hope to get the bugger started and to appear at Dragstalgia running or not....
 #40312  by shasta
 
It might be of interest to the viewers of this thread to show you another bike I've built in the last 8 months. It's a Rickman Z900 fitted with an Eaton 45 supercharger. People don't understand why I'd do this to a bike purely for the road, but once a drag racer, always a drag racer!!
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