Lucas Test Card 1 - Diagnosing Ignition System

Lucas Diagnostic Aides

Back in the day—that day being sometime in the early 1980s—the Moss warehouse carried a series of informative cards that helped diagnose several systems made by Lucas.

It turns out a handful of these cards remained hidden for decades like nuggets of treasure. We’re glad to post them here for all to see.

Each of the following images are linked to PDF files designed to help troubleshoot Lucas products. Take a look and share them with your friends:

Lucas Test Card 1 – Diagnosing Ignition System

Lucas Test Card 2 – Diagnosing the Starting System

Lucas Test Card 3 – Diagnosing A.C. Charging Systems

Lucas Test Card 4 – Diagnosing D.C. Charging Systems

Lucas Test Card 5 – Diagnosing Opus Electronic Ignitions

Lucas Test Card 6 – Diagnosing Constant Energy Electronic Ignition


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'Lucas Diagnostic Aides' have 13 comments

  1. July 10, 2012 @ 6:59 am Michael

    Constant Energy – tests end at “4” but there are references to tests 5 and 6 which I do not see in the pdf.
    Basic stuff, but thanks for posting. (I have not checked the other pdfs for completeness BTW)

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  2. July 10, 2012 @ 7:09 am David Braun

    These are really cool and very systematic. Although I have a computer in my garage, I wouldn’t mind a set of laminated cards!

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  3. July 10, 2012 @ 12:27 pm Mike

    Great piece of history, thanks for sharing………………………….this is why you have a great company!

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  4. July 10, 2012 @ 1:31 pm Robert Mueller

    Thanks for that piece of history, but the link to test card 6 failed.

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  5. July 10, 2012 @ 1:59 pm Robert Mueller

    … finally it works. Great! Thank you from Germany!

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  6. July 10, 2012 @ 5:39 pm Brad Muscott

    Links don’t work on my mac!

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  7. July 10, 2012 @ 6:21 pm Doug F

    I am really getting old. Saw these and walked to my book shelf…Found not only the red and white ones, but also a set of them with black on green card stock from 1972.

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    • September 2, 2013 @ 7:47 pm stefan Levine

      If you could email (smlj48@gmail.com) or fax (678-390-9700) a copy of those cards it would be greatly appreciated.

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  8. July 11, 2012 @ 10:10 am Dan Richardson

    Great tools in which I am most grateful….

    Restoring several Alpines and a P1800 Volve Coupe and will make use of them on a regular basis.

    Thanks much,

    DanR

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  9. July 19, 2012 @ 4:04 am Sherwood McCormick

    I tried to open the file on these cards and could get them to open i would like a set of these any chance of you printing them ot and making them available for sale or something. Thanks, Sherwood M.

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  10. July 9, 2013 @ 3:07 am Gordon Campbell

    I was an apprentice Lucas Auto Electrician in the1970s, and was thrilled to find these on your website as my originals are worn out. They were great for me to use when training new apprentices.
    Nowadays companies would rather charge £50 just to connect up a laptop, than share the software / test methodology. Guess this openness contributed to Lucas going down hill !!
    Many Thanks, Gordon Campbell.

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  11. September 2, 2013 @ 7:44 pm stefan Levine

    I agree with Sherwood McMormick, I would pay to have a copy of these. I tried printing them several different ways but they all come out tiny or partially in full size.

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  12. March 19, 2014 @ 11:05 am BILL PILOT

    THE PDF FILES SHOW UP BUT I CAN ONLY GET TEST CARD #6 TO PRINT OUT.
    THESE ARE GREAT TIME SAVERS WHEN TROUBLE SHOOTING .
    THANKS

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