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post #22 of (permalink) Old 08-29-2015, 09:50 AM
pdbro
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Most of what they are doing has already been done on the forums.
The tower coils were brought out in the open via Dave a couple years ago.
The optical stuff isn't new and explained in the forums.
And multi-discharge is cheap for all of us now.
ended up searching this site for diy optical pickup ignition info,

as far as any info at all, or going to
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The optical stuff isn't new and explained in the forums
it comes down to 1 short thread and this info
https://www.goldwingfacts.com/forums/...d-hot-rod.html
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My solution was to use the points box as a base for fitting a custom distributor. In this case I used the optic pickup from a Toyota pickup truck, a cap and rotor from a Fiat 850, and an old Heathkit CDI unit driving an Accel coil. Had to machine up adapter rings to mount the pickup, the cap and another adapter to hold the rotor. The slotted rotor from the pickup system only need very little material removed from the inside to press tightly over the stock point cam.
anyone know of further info on this site (or any other gw forum) relating to this point?
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The optical stuff isn't new and explained in the forums
and i'm talking about diy for early goldwings, this part is too vague
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In this case I used the optic pickup from a Toyota pickup truck,
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an old Heathkit CDI
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Had to machine up adapter rings to mount the pickup,
optical ignition in itself is nothing new and was even available to early GWs by either a Co or product that came & went

i had it (aftermarket option then, 'illumenition' sp?) on a britt spotscar in the 70s

i have run across 3 one off distributor setups on early wings, another is on this site, gm based (but don't think optical) in one short thread with ltd info and randakk went there also but afaik didn't offer kits/parts, but i haven't checked out all the wing sites either

82, going over it

had a hog in there for a bit but basically,
back in the saddle after a ~ 24 year break,
at the time, had an oncoming made a left turn deal

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