Re: The Electric Fence
PPS! MORE Magneto memories!
Those old Vertex mags had a ground wire attached to the body of the mag used to short them out and kill the engine. While working on an old rail job in our shop one day, they were testing the engine and the Hillborn injection hung open leaving that small block Chevy screaming at about 10 grand! Unfortunately, they had left the kill wire disconnected from the mag and dang near shocked themselves to death trying to short out the mag at 10k (the faster a mag turns, the more juice they produce!). They wound up grabbing a pile of red shop towels and jammed them on the Injector stacks hoping to smother her to death! A 327 CuIn Chevy spinning at 10k (according to the tell-tell on the tach) will suck a red rag right through an injector stack, past the intake valve and out the exhaust valve and right out a Zoomie header as red confetti I want you to know! Fortunately, it WILL bend enough valves to eventually kill the engine leaving a very expensive valve job in it's wake...