Installation instructions for the new PAMCO E-Advancer

 

 

The new PAMCO E-Advancer takes the place of the original mechanical advancer. The first step is to remove the mechanical advancer and slotted disk which is no longer needed. The advance rod is reused.

Notes: 1. It is essential that you install the trigger rotor on the advance rod BEFORE inserting the advance rod into the cam cavity.

             2. Use either resistor spark plugs or resistor spark plug caps.

Wiring the E-Advancer

Note: The red and green labels on the PC boards are reversed on some early units.

Cautions:

1. Do not connect the sensor directly to the coil for any reason as it is not capable of driving the coil and will be damaged.

2. Do not connect power to the ignition system until the installation is complete

3. Do not disconnect the battery with the engine running.

4. Do not disconnect one spark plug wire with the ignition on.

5. Do not apply power for more than 45 seconds if the engine is not running.

6. Use of the 17-6810 "Green Monster" coil will void the warranty.

Failure to observe the above cautions will void the warranty

The E-Advancer basically is wired in between the PAMCO plate wiring and the coil. The label on the E-Advancer points to the right to the wires from the sensor plate and to the left to the wires going to the coil. If you are installing the E-Advancer in an existing standard PAMCO ignition setup, then start by Disconnecting the red, green and black wires going to the coil from the sensor plate.

1. Connect the red, green and black wires from the sensor plate to the red, green and black wires from the E-Advancer wires pointed to by the arrow on the right side of the E-Advancer box.

2. Connect the red, green and black wires from the left side of the E-Advancer box to the coil, battery and ground with the red wire going to the switched battery terminal of the coil, the green wire going to the other coil terminal and the black wire going to a suitable frame ground.

3. Mount the E-Advancer in any convenient location, but not directly above the engine or near the ignition coil. The best place is under the left side air filter cover simply tie wrapped to the wiring harness.

4. Position the PAMCO sensor plate with the hold down screws in the center of the adjusting slots.

Installing the three brass bushings in the cam shaft cavities if missing ('80 to '83 US models)

1. Install two of the brass bushings  in the cavity of the cam shaft on the right hand side, under the chrome cover.

NOTE: Clean out all debris, rust etc. from the cavities to ensure a proper fit of the bushings.

2. Install the other brass bushing in the cavity of the cam shaft on the left side, under the chrome cover.

3. Install one of the three locating pins in the hole of the cam shaft on the right side.

Installing the rotor and advance rod

1. Install the "rotor" on the advance rod shaft.

2. Install the large washer and nut with the lock washer.

3. Insert the advance rod with the rotor attached in the cam shaft hollow.

 

4. With the trigger rotor attached to the end of the advance rod on the left side of the engine, install the advancer replacement cap on the advance rod on the right side of the engine being careful to ensure that the  cam shaft locating pin and the advance rod locating pin are in their respective slots in the advancer replacement cap.

5. Install the washer and nut on the advance rod and tighten to secure the advancer replacement.

6. Hold the rotor firmly to the right (clockwise) when tightening the nut on the shaft.

7. Hold the nut on the advance side firmly when tightening the nut on the "rotor".

 

Adjusting the timing

1. Remove the access cover to the alternator.

2. Reinstall the gas tank and proceed as follows to set the timing. A strobe type timing light is required to set the timing.

  1. Loosen the hold down screws on the plate.
  2. Rotate the plate to position the hold down screws at the mid point of the upper slot.
  3. Tighten the upper hold down screw.
  4. Connect the timing light. Note that with a dual output coil, some timing lights may be erratic due to the fact that there are opposite "polarities" in the plug wires. If the timing light is erratic, then clip on to the opposite plug.
  5. Start the engine and immediately shine the beam on the timing mark on the alternator rotor.
  6. The strobe should illuminate the timing mark when it is between the two marks labeled "F".
  7. If necessary, loosen the hold down screw on the plate and rotate the plate clockwise to advance the timing and counter clockwise to retard the timing.
  8. Tighten both hold down screws securing the plate.
  9.  Increase the engine RPM's to 3,200 and check for full advance timing.

Trouble shooting test procedure:

Testing the coil:

1. Using the lowest scale on the meter, measure the resistance between the primary terminals with the wires removed. Should read from 2.5 to 4.5 Ohms

2. Using the highest scale on the meter, measure between one of the primary terminals and the center core of the coil. Should be infinite resistance. (open)
3. Measure between one of the primary terminals and one of the plug wire terminals. Should be infinite resistance. (open circuit)
4. Measure between one of the plug wire terminals and the core of the coil. Should be infinite resistance (open circuit)
5. Measure from one plug terminal to the other. Should be 15,000 to 20,000 Ohms

Testing the PAMCO with E-Advancer
1. Use a voltmeter and check for battery voltage on the red wire with the key and kill switch are turned on.
2. The dual output coil has to have both spark plug wires connected to a spark plug at all times.
3. To test for spark, connect one of the spark plug wires to a spark plug that is grounded to the engine.

To test for spark without having to turn the engine over, do this procedure:

1. Remove the advancer cap on the right side.
2. This will allow you to spin the rotor to produce a spark without having to turn the engine over.
3. Connect one of the spark plug wires to a spark plug that is grounded to the engine, but not installed in the engine.
4. Make sure that the other spark plug wire is connected to a spark plug in the engine.
5. Turn on the ignition switch and the kill switch.
6. Spin the rotor while looking at the gap in the spark plug for a spark.
7. Turn off the kill switch and the ignition switch.