Installing the Special Advance Rod for the 80 to 83 Models
NOTES: 1. Clean out all debris, rust etc. from the cam shaft cavities to ensure a proper fit of the bushings.
2. Use a Dremel tool and wire brush or sandpaper to clean the cavities.
3. Do not force the bushings into the cam shaft cavity as they may not seat all the way and then are difficult to remove.
4. There are four holes in the advance rod for locating pins. Use the holes marked with black paint.
5. The cam shaft cavities are accesable by removing the chrome covers on either side of the cam shaft
6. The locating pins have a slight taper on one end which should be inserted into the holes on the advance rod and the cam shaft.
7. Leave the spark plugs installed in the engine while doing this installation to prevent small parts from falling into the cylinders.
1. Install one of the brass bushings in the cavity of the cam shaft on the right hand side, under the chrome cover.
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.
4. Remove one of the locating pins from the advance rod using a pair of side cutters.
5. Install the advancer replacement cap on the end of the advance rod with the remaining pin.
6. Engage the locating pin in the center of the slot of the advancer cap.
7. Apply a drop of Blue thread locker to the threads and install the nut to hold the cap with the locating pin in the center of the slot in the cap.
8. Insert the advancer rod from the right side until the inner slot in the cap engages the locating pin previously installed in the cam shaft .
9. Install the PAMCO plate in the left side, securing it with the hold down screws. Position the plate at the mid point of the upper left slot.
13. Install the third locating pin in the advance rod on the left side in the hole marked with black paint.
14. Use a pair of pliers to squeeze the pin into the hole to provide sufficient clearance for the slot in the trigger rotor.
15. Apply Blue thread locker to the threads of the rod.
16. While holding the advance rod in place on the right side, install the PAMCO trigger rotor and large washer on the advance rod, left side, and secure with the nut.
17. Use two 3/4" wrenches, one on each of the nuts on the left and right side to tighten the nuts to 14 ft/ lb while maintaining a constant pressure on each wrench so that no pressure is applied to the locating pins as you tighten the nuts.
CAUTION: Although the nuts are 12mm, do not apply the normal torque that this size of nut would require.
Installation instructions for the new PAMCO E-Advancer
Note: Use either resistor spark plugs or resistor spark plug caps but not both.
Wiring the E-Advancer
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.
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.
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.