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914 Contributed 7-18-22
Thanks for all your support. Put the blue coil in, hooked everything back up and it ran great with a bit of tweaking to get it to fire. The coil I was running before was a much physically smaller Napa brand one, don’t know it it matters but the blue coil seemed to help! One thing I did different aside from putting in the coil is I set the green light but after that I worried more about where the ignition lead for cylinder 1 was in relation to the rotor rather than being fixated on the green light. Set up a map with 0* advance, timed the car to the mark on the flywheel, shut it down, set up a curve and it runs great! I’ve never felt it pull so smoothly. Thanks again for all your help!
I know you are a car guy so I’d like to share a story that you will be proud to now be a part of…the car I’m working with is a Porsche 914 that my grandfather bought new in 1972. When I got it in 2020 it hadn’t run since 1984. I ended up having to drive almost across Canada to get it and it was a long process. The professional auto transporters wouldn’t touch it because it had been sitting so long and the brakes were seized so I saved up and bought a car trailer and tackled the 3400 km (2100 mile) drive to rescue it, sight unseen. My grandfather would be so thrilled to see how well the car runs today thanks to your help and the technological advancements made with this distributor. With the car I received a complete service history of the car (100+ pages) and almost every time it had service timing/dwell and related behavior always seemed to be an issue. I am glad to be able to permanently close that chapter in the cars life!