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Old 09-03-2020, 04:16 PM   #1
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Default 41 ford Helmet Distributor Rotor question - color orang

Has anyone had any issues (expecially heat related) with these new rotors???
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Old 09-03-2020, 04:26 PM   #2
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Default Re: 41 ford Helmet Distributor Rotor question - color orang

Mine is black, don't know anything about an orange one, what kind of a problem are you having?
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Old 09-03-2020, 04:31 PM   #3
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did you insulate the distributor shaft? with higher amperage coil conversions we are getting a bleed thru the rotor grounding on the shaft, use two layers of heat shrink tape, one at a time. orange color is the color of some of the repro's available
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Old 09-03-2020, 05:35 PM   #4
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Did the two layers of heat shrink tubing along with Corona Dope on many areas.
When the car get hot starts missing skipping two a point where it just stops. On note is I have an external coil and when I take the coil wire near any engine part get a fabulous spark. When I pull a plug wire it is a weak spark until I let the engine cool down.
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Old 09-03-2020, 07:32 PM   #5
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Did the two layers of heat shrink tubing along with Corona Dope on many areas.
When the car get hot starts missing skipping two a point where it just stops. On note is I have an external coil and when I take the coil wire near any engine part get a fabulous spark. When I pull a plug wire it is a weak spark until I let the engine cool down.
Are you using a correct coil? Too much voltage in this type of distributor can lead to the current finding alternate paths. The coil should only output what is needed to fire the plugs, but opening up the gap can increase the demand.
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Old 09-03-2020, 08:10 PM   #6
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how old are the plug wires? inserted into the inner caps all the way until you hear the "pop" of them seating all the way change out the rotor--still sounds like a bleed off of spark
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Old 09-04-2020, 03:02 AM   #7
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Default Re: 41 ford Helmet Distributor Rotor question - color orang

The symptoms you describe are in line with a problem on the high tension side of the ignition. Do you have another rotor you can swap in? If you dismantle the distributor and closely examine the rotor and shaft, you might be able to see evidence of the stray sparks. They tend to leave a trail.

In my experience solid core wires, non resistive plug caps, and gaps no wider than 25 thou all help to keep things under control.

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Old 09-04-2020, 07:11 AM   #8
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Default Re: 41 ford Helmet Distributor Rotor question - color orang

The orange rotors are made by carpenters we are a dealer for them and stock and sell the orange rotor. I prefer not to use unless I have to because they don’t fit as well. But have never had issues from them like you are describing.

Will it start immediately back up after it dies?

Are you running the stock condenser they send with those remote coil plates? If so they are garbage.
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Old 09-04-2020, 04:52 PM   #9
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I'very more work to do here but I'm leaning towards rotor cap or wires. Got a few simple issues that had snuck up on me but I believe I'm on a good path.

I need to update the other post on this just to keep the history of the issue in one thread
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Old 09-21-2020, 07:38 AM   #10
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Guys have still been working on this have a good amount of information and will share as soon as I have it all put together.

I'm currently working with an Engineer at Patronic and doing a number of tests with point settings coils and ballast values. It is proving to be quite interesting.

Stay tuned
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Old 09-22-2020, 05:24 PM   #11
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Default Re: 41 ford Helmet Distributor Rotor question - color orang

Had same symptoms!,put a original black rotor in and problem went away!!
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