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Electronic ignition

Postby rreems » Thu Nov 09, 2017 6:22 pm

Hi I own a 1968 4 door Morris minor and am considering electronic ignition having looked at acuspark is this all I need to convert the car?
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Re: Electronic ignition

Postby beero » Thu Nov 09, 2017 11:06 pm

Yes but you need to know if your car is positive earth or negative earth to order the right kit.
You should have no problems and you can keep the old points in the boot to change back if it ever fails.


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Re: Electronic ignition

Postby Sleeper » Fri Nov 10, 2017 6:47 am

Or just clip a sparkrite unit on the coil...mine just kept going on and on and on.....

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Re: Electronic ignition

Postby oliver90owner » Fri Nov 10, 2017 7:02 am

If positive earth, do seriously consider changing the polarity because if there is any intention, in the future, to change to an alternator generator there would be extra cost at that time.

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Re: Electronic ignition

Postby Biggles1957 » Fri Nov 10, 2017 12:48 pm

Accuspark have worked well in both my Traveller and Series Land-Rover :D

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Re: Electronic ignition

Postby dalebrignall » Fri Nov 10, 2017 5:17 pm

i have got accuspark on my car works fine
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Re: Electronic ignition

Postby KeithL » Fri Nov 10, 2017 5:33 pm

I used the Petronix electronic ignition convertor kit on the 25D4 distributor in my 1098cc Traveller, from Distributor Doctor. It was straightforward to install and can be easily reversed. The car starts easier and runs smoother now.


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Re: Electronic ignition

Postby rreems » Fri Nov 10, 2017 10:37 pm

Thanks for the feedback, it's negative earth!. Do I just wire the new unit in place of the points and condenser?

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Re: Electronic ignition

Postby beero » Fri Nov 10, 2017 11:29 pm

Yes, very straightforward, just follow their instructions.


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Re: Electronic ignition

Postby rreems » Thu Nov 23, 2017 11:36 am

HI Guys

Thanks for the Info

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Richard

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Re: Electronic ignition

Postby rreems » Sun Dec 10, 2017 7:02 pm

Changing to accuspark electronic ignition On my 1968 moggie how do I establish which distributor I have on my car to order the right unit? It's negative earth
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Richard

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Re: Electronic ignition

Postby philthehill » Sun Dec 10, 2017 8:03 pm

The type and number of the distributer is stamped on the main body of the distributer.


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Re: Electronic ignition

Postby Declan_Burns » Mon Dec 11, 2017 12:33 pm

And bin the distributor cap that comes with the Accuspark directly!
They are rubbish. I had two failures within one year.
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Re: Electronic ignition

Postby 1000179 » Mon Dec 11, 2017 5:29 pm

Where did you buy the replacement cap from?

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Re: Electronic ignition

Postby Biggles1957 » Mon Dec 11, 2017 5:36 pm

Interesting.... I've had Accuspark on two vehicles for several years with zero issues so..... :o

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Re: Electronic ignition

Postby Declan_Burns » Tue Dec 12, 2017 8:11 am

The "Distributor Doctor" recommended his own cap or the Lucas cap which he says is a looser fit.
http://www.distributordoctor.com/distributor_caps.htm

I purchased this one (45D4) to road test but have not got around to it:
FACET (2.8078)-Made in Italy and looks good quality. The fit is excellent.
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Re: Electronic ignition

Postby Biggles1957 » Tue Dec 12, 2017 6:42 pm

Absolutely cannot fault anything from Distributor Doctor - but my Accuspark caps have been no trouble at all. :D

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Re: Electronic ignition

Postby panky » Tue Dec 12, 2017 7:44 pm

No problem here either
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Re: Electronic ignition

Postby rreems » Tue Dec 26, 2017 7:47 pm

Hi guys

I fitted my accuspark electronic ignition, went in like a dream and started 1st time! Just one last question, I bought an accuspark timing light but was a bit baffled as the timing mark pointers are at the bottom of the timing case and wondered how you check the timing? Any advice welcome

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Re: Electronic ignition

Postby Declan_Burns » Wed Dec 27, 2017 6:48 am

Richard,
Either get used to crawling underneath or replace the timing cover with a cover where the marks are visible from the engine bay or make up new ones. Here's a photo of what I did on a 1275 engine and it costs less to nothing. Very easy to do when the rad is out but still possible without removal. Set the engine to TDC on the compression stroke and duplicate the marks. The scale was done on a CAD and making a sticker is not an issue. You will have to play around with the scale on your printer to get it to print accurately.
Here is the drawing, which is for a Midget. I can provide it in a higher resolution.
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