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Unread 02-08-2013, 11:40 PM   #91
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Oh can we wrap the diode in like electrical tape? Or leave it bare?

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Unread 02-08-2013, 11:54 PM   #92
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The main reason I ask about the timing is that when looking at it with a timing light it will sit at 8btdc but seems like it jumps to around 0tdc randomly.
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Unread 02-09-2013, 04:29 AM   #93
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You need to wrap the diode in tape to stop it from shorting out. It stops backfeed from the power. It had no effect on timing.
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Unread 02-09-2013, 08:22 AM   #94
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You need to wrap the diode in tape to stop it from shorting out. It stops backfeed from the power. It had no effect on timing.
Sorry I didn't mean to make it seem like I thought the 2 were connected.

It is good to know I need to tape it.

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Thank you four and que!
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Unread 02-09-2013, 09:24 AM   #95
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If it is jumping around, say 0-8, it would be from surging of the engine.

Did you disconnect and plug the vacumm advance line when you timed it?

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Unread 02-09-2013, 10:09 AM   #96
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If it is jumping around, say 0-8, it would be from surging of the engine.

Did you disconnect and plug the vacumm advance line when you timed it?

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Vacuum line was plugged. Should I be worried about it if I can drive it around? I lugged it in high gear up hill and low gear high rev. Couldn't hear any detonation and I can tell a difference in the way it drives now and did.

Edit: even with the diode I get run on after driving it. Though just turning it on and then off is fine. I wrapped it in tape. Would a 3a400v diode help?

Fourbtgait how is your jeep running with your 6a?
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Unread 02-09-2013, 10:24 AM   #97
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With the advanced plugged and timing jumping around it sounds like the timing chain is stretched. You can drive it but you need to figure out why.
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Unread 02-09-2013, 11:18 AM   #98
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I havent finished yet. Just now leaving junkyard. I found a 93 family bar to put in my cj.
Did you solder diode in correct orientation?
I have a part # at home for one recommended by jeephammer. I noticed it is larger.
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Unread 02-09-2013, 11:20 AM   #99
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When time surges, is the engine itself surging in rpm, not holding steady?
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Unread 02-09-2013, 11:41 AM   #100
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When time surges, is the engine itself surging in rpm, not holding steady?
I don't have a working tach yet so I can't tell engine rpm. From ear it sounds like it the engine does surge.
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Unread 02-09-2013, 12:01 PM   #101
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I don't have a working tach yet so I can't tell engine rpm. From ear it sounds like it the engine does surge.
More than likely, if the engine rpm's are surging at idle, the emulsion tubes may be clogged a bit.
The carb is a carter bbd?
If so, google the bbd surging at idle. It is a common problem, easy fix.

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Unread 02-09-2013, 12:04 PM   #102
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The diode that was recommended to me is a radio shack #276-1144

Did you install new plug wires? 8 or 8.5 mm?

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Unread 02-09-2013, 12:16 PM   #103
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The diode that was recommended to me is a radio shack #276-1144

Did you install new plug wires? 8 or 8.5 mm?

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I had just installed new plug wires. They're 8mm motor craft ones jeep hammer had in his team rush post.
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Unread 02-09-2013, 12:40 PM   #104
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I had just installed new plug wires. They're 8mm motor craft ones jeep hammer had in his team rush post.
Ok good.
Soldering the diode sucks.

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Unread 02-09-2013, 01:32 PM   #105
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Ok good.
Soldering the diode sucks.

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Yeah. I just picked up the bigger diode. Going to soulder it here shortly.

Although if it is running with key off and I yank the connect of the little red wire to the 12v it turns off. When I check the wire it only has power when key is on.

I might extend the wires into the cab and put them on a switch.
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