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lucas wiring repair- funny

i was reading about lucas wiring and electrics and one guy stated he only knew enough about electrical systems to make the wires smoke!!! another guy says when that happens you have to put the smoke back in the wires to make them work right.
they actually make a kit to do that!!!

http://www3.telus.net/bc_triumph_registry/smoke.htm

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It has been said that the English have developed a taste for warm beer ... as a result of owning Lucas refrigerators.
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Lucas wiring

Aw, yes. Good ol' Lucas wiring. The prince of darkness. There actually is no wire inside the soggy cloth insulation - just a magic smoke, of a somewhat blue-green colour, and when the smoke leaks out the wiring is done for. Tragically, the cloth lets the smoke leak out a lot! The leaks are also helped by the quaint design of most Lucas-wired vehicles, having perhaps one or two Hi-amp fuses for the whole car! Yup, a 45 amp fuse gives GREAT protection for your dome-light circuit!
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Lucas is the patent holder of the short circuit.

Lucas invented the first intermittent wipers.

Lucas invented the the self dimming headlights.

Lucas had 2 styles of 3 position switches, dim, flicker and off and the second one was smoke, smolder and burn.

The original Anti-theft device, Lucas electronics

back in the 70's, Lucas decided to diversify its product line and began manufacturing vacuum cleaners. It was the only product they offered that did not suck.

QC called and told Lucas engineering they had trouble with his design shorting out so he made the wires longer.

Its not true that Lucas, in 1947 tried to get parliament to repeal Ohms Law. They withdrew thier efforts when they met to much resistance

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The Lucas motto, "Get home before dark"

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No clue about all that, but my college electronics teacher used to say that all the things we were using worked on smoke. Release the smoke and they didn't work anymore. He then fried a few things (diodes, resistors, etc.) to prove the point. When they smoke...they don't work anymore.

I assume the British sports cars work on the same principle.
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It has been said that the English have developed a taste for warm beer ... as a result of owning Lucas refrigerators.
Doc Here,


Geeze....

Youse Guy's will Believe ANYTHING..

Everyone KNOWS when the British Ale gets warm, they just stick it in the LUCAS Microwave for 35 seconds...and it comes out a perfect 40 degrees!


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Aw, yes. Good ol' Lucas wiring. The prince of darkness. There actually is no wire inside the soggy cloth insulation - just a magic smoke, of a somewhat blue-green colour, and when the smoke leaks out the wiring is done for. Tragically, the cloth lets the smoke leak out a lot! The leaks are also helped by the quaint design of most Lucas-wired vehicles, having perhaps one or two Hi-amp fuses for the whole car! Yup, a 45 amp fuse gives GREAT protection for your dome-light circuit!

Doc here,

See..That's ANOTHER Patented LUCAS device..the Cloth harness..

It has a 2 Fold purpose..

It KEEPS the wire inside from DRYING up and forming Powder Corrosion in the wire and on the terminals..

The Second, when the Color code is too far gone to read..just remove it..toss it in the washing machine with a gallon of bleach...then you can dye the single wires ANY color you may need/ like.. then reinstall..

Those Britts were REALLY ahead of their time..


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Those Britts were REALLY ahead of their time..


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YUP, THEY SURE WERE

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The Lucas motto, "Get home before dark"

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Doc here,

Actually, LUCAS got rid of that motto on the Latter Model British cars...

The emergency road repair kit was upgraded from Spare, Flares, jack and lug wrench, to include a hand Crank, and two Coleman Kerosene lamps..

Wonder if there is any truth in the rumor that tow trucks would come out to "Jump Start " LUCAS systems, and end up with the tow rig having massive shorts when the cables touched the LUCAS wires.. NAW..Couldn't be...


Didn't London Suffer the MOST blackouts of WW II? Geeze..I WONDER if LUCAS Was in Charge of the grid ?... and Did LUCAS Sub~Contract out to Germany BEFORE the war to build their Power Grid ?...maybe THAT was why they were so mad at London..

"Never Have So FEW....."


"Given So Much........"


"To So many....."

Winnie..Speaking about LUCAS winning the 1939 Darwin awards...



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Lucas is the patent holder of the short circuit.

Lucas invented the first intermittent wipers.

Lucas invented the the self dimming headlights.

Lucas had 2 styles of 3 position switches, dim, flicker and off and the second one was smoke, smolder and burn.

The original Anti-theft device, Lucas electronics

back in the 70's, Lucas decided to diversify its product line and began manufacturing vacuum cleaners. It was the only product they offered that did not suck.

QC called and told Lucas engineering they had trouble with his design shorting out so he made the wires longer.

Its not true that Lucas, in 1947 tried to get parliament to repeal Ohms Law. They withdrew thier efforts when they met to much resistance

gcrmcc


Doc here,


Another Little known patent They hold, purely by accident..while redesigning the tail lamp system on the MG...

They stumbled upon the ignition system for the Space Shuttle...


The NEW LUCAS Engine...5 stroke..
  • Intake..
  • Compression...
  • Turnsignal....
  • Ignition.....
  • Exhaust....


I heard a rumor...with every new purchase of a Britt Car..you Get the ownership papers and logs, Warranty, Window sticker, and a 50% discount coupon from Ron Francis..(duty paid..)

"Buy Our Car...Please!.."


In ALL Fairness..were it not for LUCAS...

We'd all have no Idea How well GM, Ford and Mopar does it...

No gauge to set the bar by..(and if it were LUCAS, it probably would short out..)

Hey! This is Fun...


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I learned to love Lucas wiring on a series of Triumph and BSA motorcycles in the 60's and 70". Lucas as "The Prince OF Darkness" was my favorite. I see I'm not alone in my appreciation of their electrical engineering genius......LOL
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You guys are rough .

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you guys are hilarious but ive heard all those comments before and more except for docs comments about winston and the darwin awards and the kerosene lanterns. i built an old anglia gasser once that was wired by lucas, it was 6 volt so the wires were all twice as thick and would you believe instead of just grounding the electrics they actually had wiring harnesses from all the electrics to the - side of the battery!!! what were those guys thinking/smoking???
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lucas.............

Hi,in the 1950 s,i owned a BUNCH of english motorcycles.BSA,Triumph,AJS,Norton, and more that i dont even remember (selective memory) the one thing they all had in common was the lucas electrical system. the m.c s were fine,the lucas electrics SUCKED. my bikes were always in the shop for electrics, thank god for honda m.c.,no problems.
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