My Cerbera repair/engine rebuild etc.

My Cerbera repair/engine rebuild etc.

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Flatplane8

1,501 posts

265 months

Monday 24th June
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Thanks for videoing this project, I've been watching them as I take my one apart.....

Mr Cerbera

5,047 posts

233 months

Thursday 27th June
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mrniceguy351 said:
Oh Simon,

I have felt your pain with every challenge. You truly are a STAR for having overcome them all.
Can't believe that it was last April that I was helping to empty your Beer Fridge.
Mine is still under rebuild stage (and a broken right thumb has curtailed those activities) but Your Project is my guiding light to persist.

Thanks for taking all this down and posting on Vid thumbupbow

Paul J (from Luxembourg)

mrniceguy351

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125 posts

56 months

Saturday 29th June
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Mr Cerbera said:
Oh Simon,

I have felt your pain with every challenge. You truly are a STAR for having overcome them all.
Can't believe that it was last April that I was helping to empty your Beer Fridge.
Mine is still under rebuild stage (and a broken right thumb has curtailed those activities) but Your Project is my guiding light to persist.

Thanks for taking all this down and posting on Vid thumbupbow

Paul J (from Luxembourg)
Thanks Paul! Yeah time flies. I took it for a lap of the block the other day (when it stopped raining) and it ran awfully. I have some new coils on the way that will hopefully solve my issues. The coils in it are still the ones that had intermittent misfires when still mounted in the valley, which stopped when I relocated them. I'm thinking (hoping) they have finally died.

Byker28i

62,836 posts

220 months

Sunday 30th June
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mrniceguy351 said:
Mr Cerbera said:
Oh Simon,

I have felt your pain with every challenge. You truly are a STAR for having overcome them all.
Can't believe that it was last April that I was helping to empty your Beer Fridge.
Mine is still under rebuild stage (and a broken right thumb has curtailed those activities) but Your Project is my guiding light to persist.

Thanks for taking all this down and posting on Vid thumbupbow

Paul J (from Luxembourg)
Thanks Paul! Yeah time flies. I took it for a lap of the block the other day (when it stopped raining) and it ran awfully. I have some new coils on the way that will hopefully solve my issues. The coils in it are still the ones that had intermittent misfires when still mounted in the valley, which stopped when I relocated them. I'm thinking (hoping) they have finally died.
There are some new, uprated coils I had fitted a couple years pre covid that seem to be much better at avoiding breaking down all the time, or misbehaving when wet. I've had no issues since those were fitted.

mrniceguy351

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125 posts

56 months

Sunday 30th June
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Byker28i said:
There are some new, uprated coils I had fitted a couple years pre covid that seem to be much better at avoiding breaking down all the time, or misbehaving when wet. I've had no issues since those were fitted.
I was actually thinking of fitting LS coils but for once I figured I would do things the easy way!

Where do you source the uprated coils?

ukkid35

6,256 posts

176 months

Sunday 30th June
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Because I do everything on the cheap, I tried fitting generics for a few years

That cost me a couple of track days, so some years ago I did the right thing and fitted genuine Bosch (although still marked made in China)

I did the hottest track day ever at the Ring in July a couple of years ago, which destroyed my starter motor, but the coils were just fine


Mr Cerbera

5,047 posts

233 months

Wednesday 3rd July
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The very idea of the Coils being mounted in the Valley does my (little) engineer's mind in.

I wanted to mount them outside it, but worried about the extended length of the cables having some negative effect on the timing.

My eventual plan was to graft a panel onto the underside of the bonnet, just above their normal resting place.

As usual, inertia stopped me progressing.

Anyone have any ideas of length affecting timing (as Simon has his mounted on the interrior front, left wing) ?

scratchchin ears

Byker28i

62,836 posts

220 months

Wednesday 3rd July
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mrniceguy351 said:
Byker28i said:
There are some new, uprated coils I had fitted a couple years pre covid that seem to be much better at avoiding breaking down all the time, or misbehaving when wet. I've had no issues since those were fitted.
I was actually thinking of fitting LS coils but for once I figured I would do things the easy way!

Where do you source the uprated coils?
ST8Six fitted them... Sorry. I had a slight misfire after a very wet weekend in Wales, drove home mostly with 7 firing... barely noticed cruising biggrin

Racetech have the NGK/Bosch ones. £99 + vat
https://racetechdirect.co.uk/electrical/tvr-igniti...

Motorclan about the same
https://motaclan.com/product/ignition-coil-ajp-v8-...

TVR Power slightly cheaper for the Bosch £96 +vat
https://www.powersperformance.co.uk/store/slug/ajp...

Edited by Byker28i on Wednesday 3rd July 16:56