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Testing electronic ignition module.

PostPost by: pharriso » Mon Apr 13, 2015 11:55 am

I had this last winter... Check for loose connections near the ignition switch & at the tacho.
I had a bullet connection come loose

As suggested when it happens again run a jumper direct to the coil
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PostPost by: ericbushby » Tue Apr 14, 2015 5:00 pm

billwill wrote:The vendor has confirmed that they say 3325RPM, so these limiter rotor arms are suitable for our Elans and the eBay page says he has 19 left.

Thankyou for the prompt Bill. I got one. It looks good, brand new in box.
There are four left now but the price has gone up to ?16.75. plus postage.
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PostPost by: billwill » Tue Apr 14, 2015 7:18 pm

ericbushby wrote:
billwill wrote:The vendor has confirmed that they say 3325RPM, so these limiter rotor arms are suitable for our Elans and the eBay page says he has 19 left.

Thankyou for the prompt Bill. I got one. It looks good, brand new in box.
There are four left now but the price has gone up to ?16.75. plus postage.
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>There are four left now

So I suspect 14 other members of this forum just bought one :D

You are still lucky, back in 2013 the price went up to ?25+
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PostPost by: AHM » Tue Apr 14, 2015 7:32 pm

billwill wrote:You should really use the rotor arm with the centrfugal RPM limiter, but they are rare now.

Apparently they are not effective with electronic ignition, as the bigger fatter spark jumps the gap - That may be the sales pitch for an electronic rev limiter though.
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PostPost by: Galwaylotus » Sat May 02, 2015 8:47 pm

I had an electronic ignition module fail and when I went to install a replacement I found that it wasn't making full contact with the distributor base plate. As I wanted my distributor mods to be reversible, I machined a groove in the mounting plate of the new module rather than knocking off the points adjustment posts. Here are a few photos showing the modification.
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The mounting plate now sits flush on the distributor base plate.
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Nearly 1mm material had to be removed to clear the adjustment posts.
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