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About MikeWilliamsUK

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  • Birthday 04/06/1957
  1. Hi Wayne, So far as I know Skip still supplies the coils. You could convert it the way you describe, but the advantage of Skip's is that they are hidden inside the original housing, so are very neat. I went 12 volt because the previous owner had already started the job, but most people seem to say they run well on 6 volt, so why do you want to change. Mike P.S. Would be nice to correspond off-line, since you may be close by!
  2. My 1938 Jensen with Zephyr engine has been converted to 12 volt, using Skip's coils and ballast resistor. All seems to be OK. However, the original 6 volt Ballasts were wired in parallel, and with two wires going forward - one to each coil. Using the single 1960s ballast supplied by Skip with the coils, means there is a single point of failure in the ballast itself and the wiring from there to the condersors. Since everything else in the ignition circuit is duplicated this seems a pity. Has anyone used Skip's coils with the original ballasts? Thanks, Mike (in the UK and sometimes feel out of t
  3. Bill, That's interesting, so Meadows did continue making engines after the War. I wasn't sure about that. The design effort of the straight eight didn't backrupt them then! Mike
  4. Anyone know about this engine, please? The pre-War Meadows engines were held in high regard and used in such desirable and successful cars as Lagonda. After the War they developed a 4 litre straight eight for use in a new Jensen 4-door saloon, but the engine was not a success and Jensen replaced it with the Austin DS4 straight six. The reason for failure of the straight eight is usually described as 'unacceptable tortional vibration'. Can anyone familiar with Meadows shed any light on this engine and its failure? Was the engine developed further after Jensen dropped it? or were Jensen the o
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