5 Easy Upgrades for your Classic Car in the coming weeks

As many of you are at home with your classic cars, we want to stop the thumb twiddling. Here’s 5 easy and cheap modifications to improve your classsic car in the coming weeks.

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LaToya knows a thing or two… Here Austin Vanden Plas runs on Powerspark Electronic Ignition.

1. Improve your spark – Fit Electronic Ignition


Powerspark Ignition have been the UK’s leading supplier of electronic ignition conversion kits for a decade, and that doesn’t look set to change any time soon. These kits are easy to install for the home mechanic, come with complete instructions and make no permanent change to your engine… If you want to put your car back to factory specification simple remove the kit and pop your points back in.

Although you wouldn’t want to, a Powerspark Electronic Ignition Kit improves starting, idling, throttle response and fuel economy. Don’t believe us? Read our reviews!

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2. Maintain your spark – Upgrade your HT Leads

L_Mag_L022People can go for years without upgrading their HT leads, so why not take the chance to indulge in this easy improvement? If you are upgrading to electronic ignition, you’ll need to be running silicone HT leads – copper leads will break down the ignition kit over time, and might leave you stranded. Don’t risk it. We have a great range of HT leads in a variety of colours, many of which are hand made at our Worcestershire HQ in the United Kingdom. Can’t see the leads you need for your classic? Get in touch, we’ll make ’em from scratch.

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3. Replace that old and rusty Ignition Coil

VCS-MBOften when customers speak to our staff, we ask ‘when did you last replace the ignition coil?’ and more often than not, there is a long silence, followed by ‘i’m not sure’ or ‘it’s been on the car since I had it’. Generally, replacing your ignition coil means undoing one clamp and swapping out two wires. There really is no excuse! We have a complete range, including traditional Lucas coils, oil filled coils and the best selling Viper. The Viper uses no oil, so no drips and no sloshing.

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4. Look after your battery with a Battery Isolator

ia_bat_isolator_wIf your car is laid up during winter or for any length of time, or if you are worried about security, a battery isolator is a great addition to your car. It acts as your battery terminal, but utilises a simple ‘screw on / screw off’ mechanism to engage and disengage the battery. Perfect to stop your battery draining down, and one more step to slow down any would be thieves. A pocket money modification that might save you headaches.

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5. Keep it all topped up with a battery optimiser

B6001_2018_clipsAnother simple way to stop your car draining down during periods of inactivity is a battery trickle charger. Our Lifeline B6001 isn’t just a charger, it’s an optimiser that constantly monitors the performance and status of your battery and tops it up accordingly. We have sold thousands of these, they are cheaper than more expensive alternatives but from what we are told (and what we know) they do a better job.

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Quick Links – Ignition Bundles


Logo_0008_ford Anglia 100E http://bit.ly/FordAnglia100IgnitionBundle
Logo_0008_ford Pinto http://bit.ly/FordPintoIgnitionBundle
Logo_0008_ford Cologne V6 http://bit.ly/FordCologneV6IgnitionBundle
Logo_0008_ford Crossflow http://bit.ly/FordCrossflowIgnitionBundle
Logo_0008_ford Essex V6 http://bit.ly/FordEssexV6IgnitionBundle
Logo_0008_ford Zephyr & Zodiac 6 Cyl http://bit.ly/FordZephyr6IgnitionBundle
Logo_0003_jaguar E Type & XJ 6 Cyl http://bit.ly/Jaguar6CylIgnitionBundle
Logo_0007_land rover V8 Engines http://bit.ly/LandRoverV8IgnitionBundle
Logo_0007_land rover 4 Cylinder Engines http://bit.ly/LandRover4CylIgnitionBundle
Logo_0001_mg MGB 1800cc http://bit.ly/MGB1800ccIgnitionBundle
Logo_0001_mg Midget http://bit.ly/MGMidgetIgnitionBundle
Logo_0000_mini A Plus Engines http://bit.ly/MiniAPlusIgnitionBundle
Logo_0000_mini A Series Engines http://bit.ly/MiniASeriesIgnitionBundle
morris Minor http://bit.ly/MorrisMinorIgnitionBundle
Logo_0006_porsche 356, 912, 914 http://bit.ly/PorscheAirCooledIgnitionBundle
Logo_0004_rover V8 Engines http://bit.ly/Roverv8IgnitionBundle
Logo_0002_triumph TR3, TR4, Herald, 1300, 1500 http://bit.ly/Triumph4CylIgnitionBundle
Logo_0002_triumph Spitfire 1500 http://bit.ly/TriumphSpitfire1500IgnitionBundle
Logo_0002_triumph Spitfire 1147cc / 1298cc http://bit.ly/TriumphSpitfireIgnitionBundle
Logo_0002_triumph Toledo, Dolomite http://bit.ly/TriumphIgnitionBundle
Logo_0002_triumph TR6, GT6, Vitesse, 2.5, 2500 http://bit.ly/Triumph6CylIgnitionBundle
Logo_0005_vw Air Cooled Engines http://bit.ly/VwAirCooledIgnitionBundle


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The Lifeline B6001 Intelligent Trickle Charger is now back in stock, with a new and improved microprocessor.

Ever popular with classic car owners and collectors, the B6001 has a built in electronic auto shut off to prevent the battery from overcharging. It uses pulse recharging to extend the working life of any battery, and functions as a trickle charger
to maintain and optimise a battery; as well as having the ability to rescue a completely at battery. The dustproof and spashproof outer cover makes it durable and hardwearing, whilst the simple LED display makes it very easy to use. Ideal for infrequently used leisure and pleasure vehicles such as classic cars, motorcycles, caravans and boats, vehicles which spend any length of time not being used.

As the technology on modern cars becomes more complex, the drain on automotive batteries has increased. Many cars do not like being left standing for long periods of time, and a trickle charger can go some distance to avoiding unneccesary headaches that can come with a at or ruined battery.

Lifeline B6001 Trickle Charger & Battery Optimiser – Single Unit £29.95 (RRP £29.95) 

Lifeline B6001 Trickle Charger & Battery Optimiser – Twin Pack £49.95 (RRP £59.95) 

Lifeline B6001 Trickle Charger & Battery Optimiser – Triple Pack £64.95 (RRP £79.95)

Powerspark launches electronic distributor for Ford Essex V6

Classic Ford fans rejoice! Powerspark Ignition have launched an off the shelf electronic distributor for the Ford Essex V6 engine. The new item features high quality construction of a single aluminium moulding, containing the patented Powerspark electronic ignition module.


The Essex V6 engine was made famous by iconic classics such as the Capri and Granada. Prior to the launch of the Powerspark Essex distributor, the only option for classic car enthusiasts was an expensive refurbishment of the existing part. The new launch from Powerspark means owners of Essex V6 engined cars no longer have to wait weeks a refurbishment service and can buy off the shelf from powerspark.co.uk. With pre-orders now being fulfilled, Powerspark expect the new Essex distributor to be a popular addition to the range.

The Essex V6 is another addition to the Ford range from Powerspark. With the addition of the Cologne V6 distributor last year, the range now includes brand new distributors for most of the stable of classic Fords.

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Need a lead for your Big Cat?

OK the cat joke was bad… These HT Lead sets are suitable for E Type, XK 120, 140, 150, MK2, XJ Models, Daimler Sovereigns and more. Look no further for your classic Jaguar HT leads.

Red HT Leads for 6 Cylinder Jaguars – http://bit.ly/JagHTLeadsRed

Black HT Leads for 6 Cylinder Jaguars – http://bit.ly/JagHTLeadsBlack

E Type 1966

Photo Credit:

1966 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 4.2-Litre Fixed Head Coupe

To be sold by Monterey Auctions, August 18, 2017, Estimated $125,000 – $175,000, no reserve

HT Leads for your Ford Pinto

The Ford Pinto engine is a 4 cylinder engine that appeared in the Capri, Cortina, Escort, Granada, Scorpio, Sierra, Sierra Sapphire, Taunus, Transit and a few more during it’s lifetime.

Our L22R (red) and L22B (black) Double Silicone HT Leads will fit all of these Ford Pinto applications, and are available off the shelf for your classic Ford. Go on, keep the old girl on the road and treat your car to a fresh set of high quality HT leads this summer.

Click to buy Ford Pinto Engine HT Leads in RED

Click to buy Ford Pinto Engine HT Leads in BLACK

Our HT leads use double silicone insulation surrounding a carbon ferroflex core for maximum spark transfer and minimal power loss. This combination gives you a strong, reliable, long lasting HT lead that’s perfect for use with electronic ignition. These HT leads are resistant to temperature, water, oil and chemical degradation. They meet ISO 3808 quality standard.

Key Points:

– UK made HT Lead
– Double silicone outer with highly conductive carbon ferroflex core
– Extremely strong and durable
– Ideal for use with electronic ignition

Ford Pinto Engine HT Leads in RED

Ford Pinto Engine HT Leads in BLACK


New Head Up Display added to Powerspark product range

This week we are proud to announce the arrival of a new Head Up Display to our range.

Did you know at 40mph, whilst looking at your dials for 1 second your car will cover 16 metres?

1 second and 16 metres could be the difference between seeing the brake lights of the car in front… and hitting it.

It could be the difference between seeing that ball bounce out from behind a parked car… or not.

Head Up Displays were developed for military pilots to ensure information can be received without any distraction. They project key vehicle information onto the windscreen.

These units connect to the OBD port on your car and mount on the dashboard. Being lightweight and compact, it’s easy to install and stow and remains subtle when not in use.

The Powerspark A200 is a more compact version of the original A8 Head Up Display, and features user programmable alerts for use whilst driving.

Browse our range here:


Powerspark A200 3.5 inch Head Up Display

3.5 inch display, showing Speed, RPM, Water Temperature, Battery Voltage

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Powerspark A8 5.5 inch Head Up Display

5.5 inch display, showing Speed, Engine Speed, Water Temperature, Instantaneous Fuel Consumption, Average Fuel Consumption, Single Driving Distance and Time, Battery Voltage

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NEW: Cologne and Essex V6 HT Leads

Own a #ClassicFord with an Essex or Cologne V6 Engine? Need new HT Leads?

Our HT Leads have been designed to meet or exceed original equipment specifications. They are UK made for the Highest quality and performance with ISO 3808 Class Noise Suppression. They feature Double silicon cable for maximum suppression and minimal interference. Powerspark’s HT leads are resistant to temperature, water, oil degradation and chemical attack.

Look no further > http://bit.ly/FordV6HTLeads


DK4 Distributor Rotor Arm now available separately

New to Powerspark this week… The Dk4 Distributor Rotor Arm.

We launched the Austin 7 DK4A Distributor quite recently, and can now offer the rotor arm alone for customers that simply need a replacement.

Red moulded rotor arm to suit Lucas DK4A or Powerspark D31 Distributor as fitted to Austin 7… and many more!

Clockwise Rotation.

Click here to purchase

Why Moulded not riveted?

Our rotor arms utilise fully moulded construction instead of the original riveted design. Over time, rivets can become loose causing issues with reliability and rotor arms simply falling apart… A fully moulded unit can’t break apart no matter how much you drive the car. These are well built, strong replacement units.

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Ford Cologne V6 Bundle Deal Now Available

Introducing a new bundle deal from Powerspark… Refresh the ignition of your Ford Cologne V6.

This bundle combines our Ford Cologne V6 Distributor (featuring Powerspark Electronic Ignition) with a set of high quality 8mm Silicone HT Leads and a solid core performance Viper Coil.


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Distributor Details:

Precision manufactured distributor containing a Powerspark Electronic Ignition Kit and a brand new distributor cap. Easy to fit and install, this will upgrade your existing ignition to electronic ignition and the results are instantly recognisable. Electronic ignition can transform the starting and running of your car, giving better idling and better spark transfer when running.

Viper Coil Details:

The Viper Dry Ignition Coil is a modern high performance ignition coil designed to replace your traditional oil filled coil. Unlike a traditional coil, the Viper uses dry resin inside a secure housing instead of oil. This does away with temperamental performance associated with sloshing or dripping fluid, while keeping the same design characteristics of a traditional coil. Having a solid dry core means the Viper coil can be mounted on any angle without the risk of sloshing or dripping.

HT Lead Details:

Our HT Leads have been designed to meet or exceed original equipment specifications. They are UK made for the Highest quality and performance with ISO 3808 Class Noise Suppression. They feature Double silicon cable for maximum suppression and minimal interference, Our HT leads are resistant to temperature, water, oil degradation and chemical attack.