FAQ and ‘How To’ Guides

FITTING ELECTRONIC IGNITION:

How do I fit Powerspark Electronic Ignition?

How to install a Powerspark Electronic Ignition Kit

How to install a Distributor

How to install a V8 Distributor


IDENTIFYING YOUR DISTRIBUTOR

How can I tell what distributor is fitted to my car?

> How to: Identify Your Distributor


ROVER V8 AND MINI A SERIES BASICS

I have a Rover V8 engine, which ignition kit do I need?

> How to: Identify variants of the Rover V8 ignition kit

I have a Mini but am not sure if it is A Series / A +, how can I find out?

How To: Tell the difference between Mini A Series / A + Engines


FITTING GUIDES BY DIZZY MODEL

Where can I find specific instructions for my distributor?

> In depth distributor specific instructions for installing your Powerspark Electronic Ignition Kit


POSITIVE EARTH

How do I fit Powerspark Positive Earth Electronic Ignition?

Powerspark Positive Earth PLUS Ignition Kit Installation Guide

How do I convert my car from positive to negative ignition?

How to: Convert a car from +ve to -ve Earth


BALLAST AND BALLAST RESISTORS

What if my car has a ballast resistor?

> How to: Understand ballast resistors, what they do and why

I have an MGB think my car may have a ballast resistor, how can I tell?

> How to: Understand ballast resistors and the MGB and find out if your car has one


TROUBLESHOOTING

I have no spark – what should I do?

No Spark – Guide for Negative Earth Distributors

How do I time my engine?

How to: Static time your ignition

How to: Use a Powerspark timing light

How can I diagnose problems with my spark?

How to: Diagnose faulty spark plugs


SPARKRITE SX4000

Where can I find instructions on the Sparkrite SX4000 Switchable Electronic Ignition Kit?

> The Sparkrite SX4000 – What it does, and how to install it


WHEEL SPACERS

How do I fit wheel spacers?

How to: Fit wheel spacers

How do I know which wheel spacers I need?

> How to: Find wheel spacers or adapters to suit your car


JUMP STARTING

How do I jump start my car?

How to: Jump start your vehicle


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