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reversing positive ground

To: mg-t@Autox.Team.Net
Subject: reversing positive ground
From: Paul Gallian <>
Date: Wed, 05 Jan 2005 17:26:20 -0500
The following was posted in Oct, 1993 to the list..
It may have be posted before that -- even several times..
I found it very funny and to the point of discussion.

Paul Gallian


Date: Fri, 3 Nov 199514:20:06 -0600 (CST)
From: "Lee Daniels," <>
Subject: RE: Smoke
Precedence: bulk
Reply-To: "Lee Daniels," <>

 >Would anyone like to repost that very informative explanation of how  
 >carry smoke that was posted about a year ago?

Here 'tis, appended below. You're welcome.

Lee M. Daniels Laboratory for Moleular Structure and Bonding Texas A&M     (409) 845-3726    Fax (409) 845-9351
'74 TR6 '77 MGB

Date: Fri, 29 Oct 93 7:25:14 EDT
From: GeorgeMurphy NOAC@ctdvnsl .CTD.ORNL.GOV
Subject: LUCAS Theory

Found this in a Mercedes- enz newsletter...lbc owners can appreciate  

          Electrical Theory by Joseph Lucas

          by Bob Gunforth in the MBCA StarDust

Positive ground depends upon proper circuit functioning, the  
transmission of
negative ions by retention of the visible spectral manifestation known  
"smoke". Smoke is the thing that makes electrical circuits work; we  
know this to be true because every time one lets the smoke out of the  
system, it stops working. This can be verified repeatedly through  

When, for example, the smoke escapes from an electrical component  
(i.e., say,
a Lucas voltage regulator), it will be observed that the component stops
working. The function of the wire harness is to carry the smoke from one
device to another; when the wire harness "springs a leak", and lets all  
smoke out of the system, nothing works afterwards. Starter motors were
frowned upon in British Automobiles for some time, largely because they
consume large quantities of smoke, requiring very large wires.

It has been noted that Lucas components are possibly more prone to  
electrical leakage than Bosch or generic Japanese electrics. Experts  
point out that this is because Lucas is British and all things British  
leak. British engines leak oil, shock absorbers, hydraulic forks and  
disk brakes leak fluid, British tyres leak air and the British defense  
establishment leaks, naturally, British electrics leak  

 From the basic concept of electrical transmission of energy in the form  
smoke, a better understanding of the mysteries of electrical components,
especially those of Lucas manufacture, is gained by the casual user.

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