Can the Boyer ignition timing move ?

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Can the Boyer ignition timing move ?

Postby fogrider » Mon Jul 10, 2017 6:34 pm

My F1 sport went onto one, would not pick up on the throttle, then cut out altogether. Luckily outside a café. Big fat sparks, plenty of fuel, strong battery wizzed it over well but no attempt at firing. It beat my and an AA man who seemed to have a good understanding of the rotary set up. If it's giving sparks at the plugs, does that mean the trigger and ignitor unit are OK? is it possible to be firing in the wrong place?
Left plug slightly oily, right plug normal appearance.
This has got me beat, any ideas please?
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Re: Can the Boyer ignition timing move ?

Postby Wayne » Mon Jul 10, 2017 9:41 pm

Dose it start on the starter button and stop when the starter button is released, if yes its the ballast resistor that's failed, its under the seat on a f1 sport, on the left hand side.

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Re: Can the Boyer ignition timing move ?

Postby fogrider » Tue Jul 11, 2017 12:30 pm

No, it won't make any attempt at firing even though there is an excellent spark at the plugs. Still checking various parts, nothing obvious found yet. It was running so well.........
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Re: Can the Boyer ignition timing move ?

Postby Interpol2471 » Mon Jul 17, 2017 12:33 am

Is the fuel solenoid on the left hand side fuel hose operating?
There is a section in the forum somewhere if I remember correctly on how to test when switching on in line with pump operating.
I am sure I have notes on this somewhere but if it fails no go juice
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Re: Can the Boyer ignition timing move ?

Postby fogrider » Mon Jul 17, 2017 6:44 pm

Can't find a fuel solenoid, the pump feeds the two SU's direct. I will have to ring Boyer for comments about possible faults on the system.
Lots of minor issues with the induction system, maybe enough to add up to stop it ? Still digging.

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Re: Can the Boyer ignition timing move ?

Postby wust588 » Mon Jul 17, 2017 10:58 pm

Fuel pump working ok?

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Re: Can the Boyer ignition timing move ?

Postby fogrider » Tue Jul 18, 2017 12:02 pm

Perfect !

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Re: Can the Boyer ignition timing move ?

Postby Wayne » Thu Jul 20, 2017 9:18 pm

Sorry for A basic question but is the petrol fresh, another trick from storage is put A bit of oil DOWN the plug holes, the. some as whats in the oil tank. IT provides better compression.

Have you tried cranking the engine over with the throttle wide open till it fires. Battery must be fully charged though.

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Re: Can the Boyer ignition timing move ?

Postby Interpol2471 » Thu Jul 20, 2017 11:48 pm

Dooh sorry noticed F1 sport I was in the world of F1 red face
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Re: Can the Boyer ignition timing move ?

Postby Wayne » Fri Jul 21, 2017 10:11 pm

Another trick

By the thermostat is a purple were, this gose to A switch that earths the purple were and regards the ignition one temp is reached. Disconet the were and test the ignition. If it starts test the switch with the engine cold with A multy meter on the switch and A conductive part of the engine. IT should be open circuit.


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