Improving my igniton?
Posted 16 January 2005 - 02:36 PM
In TheMiniShopLondon's adverts in mini mag at the bottom left of the page they advertise an "eletronic igintion kit" that comprimises of a Lucas Sports Coil, Lumenition HT Lead Set Red and a Lumenition Magnetronic kit. I was wondering if anybody has fitted this and what they think of it.
Also found that mini spares stock these lumenition parts:
Mini Soport also supply a small range of "Aldon" performance igntion parts:
Any advice on this subject would be greatfully appreciated.
Posted 16 January 2005 - 02:42 PM
you will also need the coil as is higher powered as has to run amplifer on dizzy
easy to fit remove and replace the dizzy there are two wiers from the dixzzy the black and white gos to the negative side the white to the positive
i can supply you with all you need for £35 +postage if you can't source one locally from a breakers
email me if interested
Posted 16 January 2005 - 02:53 PM
What imporvments would I notice with this?
I already have a eletrnic coil lying around, but I think a lucas sports coil may be better
Posted 16 January 2005 - 03:19 PM
clamp the is held by a single bolt into the block
improved spark you can open the gap to 32 thou i run them at 30 standard is 25 thou
no problems with the damp
no hassle with points packing up miles from home
every mini i have had or worked on the first thing i do is change the points dizzy for a factory electronic dizzy
i have never had any problems with them as they where designed for the engine
you only really need to by a aftermarket ignition if you have a A series engine as
the dizzy's are different from the later A+ dizzys
Posted 16 January 2005 - 03:21 PM
the main reason I'm doing this is to try and improve the starting of the car?
So this would make big differnce then?
Posted 16 January 2005 - 03:25 PM
fitting these dizzys has sorted out a few cars that had bad starting and running
problems due to points wear
Posted 16 January 2005 - 04:20 PM
Posted 16 January 2005 - 06:56 PM
It may be that you just need to set it up better or renew your points and see if theres anything else wrong.
Posted 16 January 2005 - 07:19 PM
Posted 16 January 2005 - 08:49 PM
If you have ballasted ignition then fitting the electronic dizzy (or a kit) is not so straight forward as you need to arrange a different ignition supply to your current one.
I currently use the Rover electronic dizzy (I had it re-tuned by MLM) in a 998 and it works very well. I did previously use the Magnetronic kit which was just as good.
For instant starting, the carb also has to be in good order as does the cam timing, valves and basically good general tune. My mini starts on the first revolution (when the damn battery is charged, must get a trickle charger!).
Posted 16 January 2005 - 09:50 PM
The electronic dizzy was never fitted to the 998
Are you sure Dan? Just wondering, because about a year ago I went to the local scrappers and got an electronic dizzy from a 998 A+ engined Metro. It looked standard, although maybe the previous owners fitted an electronic dizzy from a 1275 to it? The car was G reg. I don't doubt what you're saying, its just made me wonder as to how the 998 Metro had one on it :erm:
Posted 16 January 2005 - 10:00 PM
Hijacking thread but what you're saying is just get a regular coil off a pre-balasted mini and it'll be fine with an electronic dizzy out of a metro? (I'm 1275, not 998)
Oh and I have points right now and my car starts and runs pretty well! Points are very good when you keep them maintained
Posted 16 January 2005 - 10:06 PM
Is it worth getting a beefer battery? My current one is only a small one that would fit in the battery holder bit but is currently flat and I dont have a charger yet.
When I start using the car again I will get a new battery and charger, maybe I should get a bigger battery?
Posted 16 January 2005 - 11:19 PM
Points are very good when you keep them maintained
the hole piont of fitting electronic dizzy is so you dont have to maintain the points its fit and forget
i have fitted the dizzy from a 1300 in a 1000 and can tell no differnce in the running between a 1000 and 1300 dizzy advance curce
as the standard factory cams use much the same spec on both engines
so there is no need to change the advance curve unless you have modifided the engine
the main reson for using the factory dizzy is the saving in cost
£65-75 for a after market kit
£25-30 for every thing you need from a breakers
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