Starter to coil

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jeepman
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Starter to coil

Post by jeepman » Mon Apr 22, 2019 6:29 pm

Hi everyone. My question is this . On the 2.0Ltr Laser does the black and yellow wire from the starter to the coil ( both push on rubber headed plugs ) do just that, go from the starter to the coil, or is there another feed joined to it somewhere in the loom. The coil can't just get it's power from the starter can it ? I want to convert my auto loom to a manual loom with the starter on the opposite side. Thanks.

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Re: Starter to coil

Post by stevemarl » Mon Apr 22, 2019 9:29 pm

Hi,
i`m guessing that what you`re looking at is the ballast bypass wire: when the starter is operated the wire feeds full battery voltage to the coil (bypassing the ballast resistor) to help starting. The coil`s normal supply, from ballast R, is separate, if that helps?

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Re: Starter to coil

Post by jeepman » Tue Apr 23, 2019 7:41 pm

Thanks for that Steve. So, when the starter is cranking it supplies the coil with power, when it stops cranking it stops providing power and the coil has it's own (lower) voltage power from the ignition system to keep the car running. Would that be the case. Also, where does the twin green cable push on rubber plug go ? and what is the small single push on plug lower down for, on a little spur of it's own. Thanks again, Steve.

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Re: Starter to coil

Post by jeepman » Wed Apr 24, 2019 9:12 pm

Hi again. I think iv'e sorted everything now. Just trawled through the Q & A's and found some good answers and it all makes sense now. Thanks again, Steve.

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Re: Starter to coil

Post by stevemarl » Wed Apr 24, 2019 10:34 pm

Ok that`s good, TBH I can`t remember off the top of my head the wire colours etc....
I do `think` the rubber connector pushes onto the coil negative: one lead going to the points, the other supplies a pulse to the tachometer. I can copy the circuit diagram tomorrow if that`s any help? Although sounds like you`re sorted.

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Re: Starter to coil

Post by jeepman » Sun Apr 28, 2019 6:06 pm

Hi Steve, sorry for the delay. Yes, I'm all sorted thanks, until the next time that is !! All the best, Steve.

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