An engine with an electric fuel pump and PinzSSI, starting for the first time in 2 weeks
The PinzSSI ignition
system contains a patented module that offers extreme stability,
which means smoother running, less hesitation, and longer engine
life. See the above animation that shows a comparison between
a magnetic Hall-effect ignition (Pertronix, for example) versus
the optical pickup used with this system. Combustion gasses burn
with microsecond timing, so optimum power and efficiency can
be achieved by this precision.
The PinzSSI gives
3 sparks per power stroke, once at the pre-set advance, then
2 more sparks spaced 7 degrees apart, which helps to ensure more
complete combustion. The exhaust could sound different due to
this, depending on the condition of your engine and how well
the carburation is set.
With no mechanical weights or springs, all advance timing is controlled electronically. The OEM rev limiter is taken out of the circuit when this kit is installed, so a 4500 rev limiter is programmed into the module.
The PinzSSI is energized
only when crank rotation is sensed. This built-in protection
eliminates the possibility of coil heating, ignition damage,
and battery drain.
The ignition module
is basically a crank sensor in the camshaft position. The system
uses a waste-spark program which fires near TDC every time in
every cylinder. This makes setting the timing very easy, and
you only have to do this once. Just position the pulley timing
mark at the pointer, which is 0 degrees advance, or TDC, and
rotate the module until the LED turns on. That's it! You can
even remove and rotate the module 180 degrees if necessary to
facilitate installation and still be spot-on with the timing.
Any electronic tachometer
will work with PinzSSI. The module is programmed for one pulse
per crankshaft revolution by default, you will have to adjust
you tach accordingly per manufacturer's instructions.
PinzSSI uses a dual-core
bobbin coil design that allows instant ramp-up time for multiple
firing at all RPM ranges. Low end torque is increased, which
is a huge benefit to the Pinzgauer engine design.
The kit is easy to
install. Step-by-step instructions are included.
Included as an added free bonus with the ignition system is a digital version of the Pinzgauer Repair Manual and the Pinzgauer Parts List!
All metal fabricated
parts are finished in Olive Drab powder coating.