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    When I got the LTV Laser I was aware of hard starting issues with the 2.4 Bridgeport. This turned out to be the low side of the stator. I replaced the original stator with a new merc one and also the trigger. Everything else checked out okay. At the end of the summer, low side of stator gone again. New merc part and okay so far about 5 hrs use. Question is why are stators going bust.
    There is one thing I am not sure about. I check compression periodically and fog motor and wonder if I may be doing damage by the way I do it. The ignition is wired with a kill switch so I have assumed that when this switch is pulled the ignition is grounded and the spark plugs can be removed and do not have to be grounded when doing a compression test. Is this a correct assumption? I have changed my procedure by wiring a switch to the starter so can turn motor over without having a live ignition.
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    Laser LTV 2.4 Bridgeport MOD VP

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    A bad ground will kill switch boxes....
    "If you can't dazzle them with brilliance...Baffle them with bullshit"

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    Kill switch should be wired to the black and yellow wires to the switch box and the plate the switch boxes are mounted to should have at least two ground leads to the block, and depending on vintage the switch boxes should have ground leads to the plate as well. Has it lost spark on both banks?

    Personally I have'nt used Merc electrical components on my own motors in years. What's the dva voltage to the blue leads when cranking?

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    Lynn, I have a full dealer set of merc and m/c special tools...also dealer manuals I would like to sell. Do you know anyone that might be interested...I'll even throw in microfich reader and cards....lol...I do have a small amount of new merc inventory...no injection stuff..I still have a cork filled twister block, and maybe expansion chambers and the 9 carbs and manifold
    "If you can't dazzle them with brilliance...Baffle them with bullshit"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael Thomas View Post
    Lynn, I have a full dealer set of merc and m/c special tools...also dealer manuals I would like to sell. Do you know anyone that might be interested...I'll even throw in microfich reader and cards....lol...I do have a small amount of new merc inventory...no injection stuff..I still have a cork filled twister block, and maybe expansion chambers and the 9 carbs and manifold
    The tools I'd be interested in, and very very much so ALL of the twister stuff. Shoot me your phone#.

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