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electronic ignition/options/

Post by splitty61 » Sun Dec 23, 2012 10:29 am

hi guys,
looking to get an electronic ignition set up for my 1641 twin port motor.
they vary quite a bit in price so i am looking for advice on the different makes etc before i get the kit i need....not really after the cheapest but want the most reliable option.
all the best
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Post by Marvelwear » Sun Dec 30, 2012 9:03 pm

I got a pertronix copy module for my 1641 build, Ill let youknow
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Post by e m p i » Sun Jan 13, 2013 5:47 pm

I've thought about putting one on mine but they seem a bit hit and miss. I prefer to stick to points as at least you can change them at the roadside and you can see they're either working or they're not.

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Post by modifiedbrian » Sun Jan 13, 2013 6:23 pm

I bought an accuspark dizzy off eBay with electronic ignition.

Ran for a year and half with no probs at all. Just changed the cap when needed.
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Post by chalksplit » Sun Jan 13, 2013 6:42 pm

I fitted the accuspark module off of Ebay. Instant improvement and dead easy to fit. Only in for about 9 months so couldnt vouch for long term reliability but good so far. :)
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Post by OxonPhil » Sun Jan 13, 2013 8:26 pm

I've always used Pertronix 1 setup, with no issues at all.

The bonus is that you can carry a set of points and a condenser, so it can always be changed on the roadside if you get into trouble :cheers:

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Post by SSVC Van Register » Mon Jan 14, 2013 5:36 pm

personally running Accuspark (from Watford Classic Cars) - about £30 fitted in an 009. Been on the van for a year - no problems. Can always re-install points and condenser in about 5 mins at the roadside if necessary. 1600cc single port.

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Post by aircoolsteve » Tue Jan 15, 2013 3:33 pm

i haven't got to the point in the resto of my split yet were i need to think about ignition systems but i remember in the 70s when we were stage rallying in escorts. we used a capacitor discharge system made by http://www.boyerbransden.com/
it uses the points to trigger the coil and it had a small switch so you could easily swap back to conventional points at any time. they are still there now serving the classic car market. could be a good choice if you are just using it for road use.
and you will never have to change the points again as the load on them would be so low.
cheers......steve

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