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vansdonk

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that smoke really powered Lucas Lamps.

Electrical Theory by Joseph Lucas

Positive ground depends upon proper circuit functioning, the transmission of negative ions by retention of the visible spectral manifestation known as "smoke". Smoke is the thing that makes electrical circuits work; we know this to be true because every time one lets the smoke out of the electrical system, it stops working. This can be verified repeatedly through empirical testing. When, for example, the smoke escapes from an electrical component (i.e., say, a Lucas voltage regulator), it will be observed that the component stops working. The function of the wire harness is to carry the smoke from one device to another; when the wire harness "springs a leak", and lets all the smoke out of the system, nothing works afterwards. Starter motors were frowned upon in British Automobiles for some time, largely because they consume large quantities of smoke, requiring very large wires.

It has been noted that Lucas components are possibly more prone to electrical leakage than Bosch or generic Japanese electrics. Experts point out that this is because Lucas is British and all things British leak. British engines leak oil, shock absorbers, hydraulic forks and disk brakes leak fluid, British tyres leak air and the British defense establishment leaks secrets...so, naturally, British electrics leak smoke.

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I find this true with all things electrical, once it lets the smoke out it's damn hard to get it back in.:uhoh:
 

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Lucas electrics... WOW.
 

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For some reason, with the smoke there is a hidden tazer charge????:dunno: It will also cause you to hit your knuckles, elbows, and head on the bonnet, underbody, trunk, etc. of the car when the smoke releases? Anyone else have this problem????
 

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Having chosen to be a tech/mechanic as my profession, I can confirm the existence of the aforementioned smoke :D

I am going to ingnore the leaking comments of Limey engines, because I prefer to live in denial, and have my Triumph be leak-free forever.
 

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