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Re: reversing positive ground

To: mg-t@Autox.Team.Net
Subject: Re: reversing positive ground
From: Rocky Frisco <>
Date: Mon, 03 Jan 2005 16:36:52 -0800
Bullwinkle wrote:

> I was told that you can actually tell which way the current has been
> flowing in a set of distributer points by inspecting them.  The metal
> from one contact is melted off and deposted on the other.  Thus one
> contact will quite often develop a "tit" of deposted metal while the
> other will develop a pit.

I was taught that this (metal transfer) is not current-flow dependent, 
but rather a reflection of the value of the condenser. They told me that 
the actual value of any given condenser was mostly luck. I was also 
taught that once I had found a condenser that didn't cause this metal 
transfer, I should keep it forever rather than replace it with the 
points and possibly mess up a perfect deal. My experience over the years 
tends to agree with this "wisdom."

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