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drcdb15

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Re: electronic ignition Bis
« Reply #15 on: January 16, 2016, 12:41:03 AM »
:( Not good news but it happens to the best of us at times, put it down to experience and get another unit

I wouldn't claim to be among the best of us, but I'm certainly in the 'been there, done that' category - fried an electronic battery charger (brand new, naturally - no point doing it on an old one!) by the simple expedient of plugging it in and carelessly letting the two crocodile clips touch each other.

Also some years ago cooked an alternator - again, brand new, only supplied by the garage about an hour earlier as a recon unit - by getting the wires the wrong way round.

Ah, happy days...

You youngsters can of course put it down to your lack of experience and youthful eagerness to get on with the job. When you get to my age, such rationale is denied... all that's left are 'senior moments'....   It's not a pretty sight  :$

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Re: electronic ignition Bis
« Reply #16 on: January 16, 2016, 09:40:53 AM »
Oh no!  :( I agree with the previous statements in that we've all been there before (mine was a car stereo) but don't let it stop you! Annoying as it is you must persevere with it. I'm seriously thinking of it myself and learnt a lot from this thread and now I know it's deadly important to wire it up correctly so chin up and keep going!  :D
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Re: electronic ignition Bis
« Reply #17 on: January 16, 2016, 10:32:10 AM »
I fried a £750 ECU on a de-icer last week   :o

Oww, and i thought me frying £40 was bad .


Cheers for the encouragement to carry on with it  :)
Im just annoyed that i never checked the wires when i was trying to start it but ive come to accept i made a mistake and i will get another im softening up the wife ready for the news as i type haha  :P

On the plus side it was sparking and tried to start so it should work so this next time it all will be good  :good:
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Re: electronic ignition Bis
« Reply #18 on: January 16, 2016, 02:54:10 PM »
 :D :D Good news boys the AccuSpark unit works

I drilled and tapped two 3mm  holes in the original distributor baseplate to mount the unit.
I then used  the screws that mounted the unit to the AccuSpark supplied baseplate

Time taken approx 1 hour from removing distributor  to running

 It has helped with the misfire I  had at mid throttle but now it seems to be bogging down if I snap the throttle open
I can watch the advance and retard working along with the bob weights opening so it looks like the carb needs to come off again

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Re: electronic ignition Bis
« Reply #19 on: January 16, 2016, 04:02:13 PM »
Nice, glad to hear it works  :wave, wish mine did lol

Can you confirm that  this diagram is right then please and that no.3 is the - and no.4 is the +
and i that this is as you look at it form behind the car.

I want to make sure im right this next time  :good:
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Re: electronic ignition Bis
« Reply #20 on: January 16, 2016, 04:46:15 PM »
Yes the wiring diagram is correct and that is looking from rear of car forward 

Negative on the left of the coil

Positive on the right of coil

I took my ignition feed for the unit from the spare positive terminal on the coil if that helps

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Re: electronic ignition Bis
« Reply #21 on: January 16, 2016, 06:05:08 PM »
Thanks  :good:, i've just ordered a new one and i will be check and double checking i have it wired the right way around this time....doh lol. 


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Re: electronic ignition Bis
« Reply #22 on: January 17, 2016, 12:18:55 PM »
Where did you two buy your accusparks from?

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Re: electronic ignition Bis
« Reply #24 on: January 17, 2016, 03:32:18 PM »
As above, i bought mine from the same seller  :D
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Re: electronic ignition Bis
« Reply #25 on: January 17, 2016, 05:04:41 PM »
One thing I have noticed over the years is that once you let the magic smoke out of anything electronic you cannot recapture it and make it work again  :D :D

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Re: electronic ignition Bis
« Reply #26 on: January 18, 2016, 12:11:36 AM »
It's very tempting, and at £40 you can't really go wrong.
I might wait until you both have fully tested them to confirm if the adverts bold claims are true of "easier starting, smoother idling, better performance and MPG.
Promising though.  :)

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Re: electronic ignition Bis
« Reply #27 on: January 18, 2016, 07:53:00 AM »
One thing I have noticed over the years is that once you let the magic smoke out of anything electronic you cannot recapture it and make it work again  :D :D
 

This made me laugh  :D and also very true haha.
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Re: electronic ignition Bis
« Reply #28 on: January 21, 2016, 08:27:29 PM »
Well unit no.2 has arrived, i will fit it the weekend when i have more time to make sure its right this time lol

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Re: electronic ignition Bis
« Reply #29 on: January 21, 2016, 10:58:09 PM »
Good luck

Red to Red
Black to Black
Blue to bits

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