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How to fit a Powerspark electronic ignition kit:

Posted: April 24, 2019 by goodshoutmedia in Reference

How to fit a Powerspark electronic ignition kit:

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How to fit a Powerspark electronic ignition kit:

Most Powerspark® kits can be fitted to the distributor while still in the car. If you choose to remove the distributor, turn the engine to Top Dead Centre and mark the distributor / rotor position carefully.

With the ignition switched off, disconnect the live feed at the coil ensuring it is on the +ve side of the coil. Remove the distributor cap, rotor arm, contact points and condenser carefully, retaining the screws and withdraw the wires through the distributor body.

Test fit the module first and then apply the silicone grease provided (3 small dots only) to the underside of the module baseplate, leave the screws fitted. If your kit is already on a plate then the heat grease is on out of the box.

Ensure that there is good continuity from the kit plate to the points baseplate through the internal earth wire inside the distributor. If there is not one present you may need to add one to give good continuity to the kit.

Check there is sufficient slack in the wires inside the distributor body for the base plate to turn when a vacuum unit is fitted, inserting the rubber plug to seal and secure the wires in the distributor body, use a small cable tie to keep these out of the way of moving parts.

Fit the new black trigger ring pressing down gently onto the shaft. On occasion the ring can be tight and may need to be carefully rubbed to make it wider. Only do this to make minor alterations.

Fit the rotor arm and rotate the spindle to check there is clearance between the module and the trigger, and that the rotor arm does not foul the module.

The kit will find it’s own position but if the ring and kit touch then move the module to achieve a close but not touching position (4 or 5 mm maximum) and tighten the screws firmly for good heat distribution.

Locate the live feed to the coil, ensure this goes to the +ve side of the coil, then connect the Powerspark® RED wire to the positive (+ve or 1  ensuring no other wire is on that same side.

Failure to connect the wires correctly will result in damage to the Powerspark module.

Refit the distributor cap, start the engine and check the dynamic ignition timing and adjust where necessary.

TROUBLESHOOTING:

If you can’t get the ignition to work once installed, try these suggestions:

  • Condenser and wires from distributor should not be installed in vehicle once the new electronic kit is in place.
  • Check the coil resistance prior to fitting this unit to ensure that your coil has a resistance of more than 1.5 ohms.
  • Check which terminal on the coil your live ignition feed is, ensure this is +’ve on the coil not -‘ve.
  • Connect the Black wire to the coil negative ( -ve, or 1) terminal.
  • Connect the Red wire to the coil positive ( + or 15) terminal.
  • For testing purposes, no other wires should be attached to the coil terminals, except for the center HT lead to the distributor cap.
  • Check the condition of the cap and rotor arm (replacing them if possible for testing).

If you have a positive ground vehicle you will need to either convert to negative ground or have one of our Positive Earth Powerspark kits.

Fitting Electronic Ignition and Timing:

You can set the timing dynamic with a strobe light with points ( engine running ) and with electronic system you can do the same.

You can set the timing approx as before static, and you will need a strobe light ie + and –ve to strobe and sensor lead to No1 plug lead to set the timing dynamic and then adjust to max @ 3500 rpm say 24 degree (depends on the vehicle and engine).

The electronic ignition module is mounted as near as possible to the same position as the points were, but in some cases the distributor will possibly have to be turned +/- 10 degrees from where it was with points.

Setting the timing is recommended once you have fitted one of our electronic kits. Setting by dynamic is the best and most accurate way to adjust the timing.

Battery voltage to coil:

With ignition switch ON, engine not running, check voltage at coil + terminal. The voltmeter should read somewhere around +11 to +14 volts.

If voltage is too low or there’s no reading, the battery terminal or ground connection may be corroded and need cleaning or the battery may need charging.

Some vehicles have a resistor wire running from the ignition switch to the coil +ve terminal. This resistor wire drops the voltage below 9 volts so you may need to run a non-resistor wire from the ignition switch to the coil + terminal or run a +12V wire directly from the ignition switch to the red wire of the Simonbbc ignition module.

Make sure that the ignition switch terminal to which you connect this wire has power only when the ignition switch is in the ON position. Or you can, for temporary testing purposes only, run a wire directly from the battery’s + terminal to the coil + terminal, the Simonbbc ignition red wire to the coil + terminal and the black wire to the coil -ve terminal.

Do not leave the wire from the battery connected to the coil + terminal for more than a minute or so without the engine running

Gap between the black trigger and the ignition module:

If you need to increase the air gap slightly, hold ignition base plate away from distributor shaft while tightening set screw and/or loosen the two screws and retighten screws while lightly prying ignition module away from the magnet sleeve.

Do not over-torque the screws!

The black magnet sleeve should not rub against red ignition module, but exact gap is not critical. It may be necessary to gently pry red ignition module away from black magnet sleeve to keep them from rubbing together.

Ignition Coil Queries:

Standard Lucas or Bosch coil or one of our standard points type coils is recommended. The Simonbbc negative earth module red wire connects to positive ( + or 15 on Bosch coil). The black wire connects to negative ( –ve or 1 on Bosch coil). The coil should have a minimum of 1.5 Ohms internal, primary resistance. For positive earth we have a separate instruction set.

Measuring Primary Resistance:

Label and remove all wires to coil. Using a digital multimeter in the 200 Ω mode, measure between coil’s + and – terminals. Allow a few seconds for the reading to settle.

For best performance, the coil should have a minimum of 7,000 Ohms secondary resistance (measured from coil’s + or – terminal to center high tension terminal, in the 20K Ω mode of the Ohmmeter)

Vehicle System Voltage:

If the charging system voltage, measured at the coil’s positive terminal, is more than 14.2 volts at 2,500+ RPM, the voltage regulator may need replacing. Too much voltage can damage the ignition module and other electronic components. A maximum charging system voltage of 13.5 volts is adequate.

Jump-starting the vehicle:

Use caution when jump-starting a vehicle fitted with our electronic kit.

Connect the battery’s + terminal to the other vehicle’s battery + terminal. Connect the negative (black) part of the jumper cable to engine ground points, such as a bolt on the engine block, on both vehicles.

Do not turn the ignition switch to the ON position while the vehicle at the other end of the jumper cables is running. Charge your vehicle battery with the other vehicle or with a battery charger and then remove the jumper cables or charger before turning on the ignition switch and starting your vehicle.

If the ignition switch is in the ON position while both vehicles are running, the electrical surge resulting from both vehicles’ charging systems being connected together with jumper cables could be enough to destroy the ignition module and/or other any electronic components.

If you are still not able to get the supplied ignition module to function then please call the technical team for assistance or email, we will be happy to help.

Read these real customer reviews:

“Late on Friday night my wife popped out to put the electronically operated roof back on our convertible Golf 2.0 MK3, as we’d had the top down earlier in the day. To do that you need the keys in the ignition….

On Monday morning, we couldn’t find the keys… sure enough, they were in the ignition, with the key at position 2. Needless to say, the battery couldn’t be flatter. We grabbed an Ampstore from Powerspark, and straight out of the box without even charging the device up it started the Golf almost immediately. Buy one. Buy one now”

https://simonbbc.com/charging/emergency-jump-packs/

Quick Links – Ignition Bundles

Posted: September 12, 2018 by goodshoutmedia in Latest Products, Reference

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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

GDPR Policy and Privacy Policy Update

Posted: August 1, 2018 by goodshoutmedia in Reference

In the light of the above we’ve updated our Cookie Policy and our Privacy Policyto give you greater control and a clearer understanding of the data we hold and how we use it. As ever with Berlinetta, we’ve tried to make all this as clear and easy to understand as possible. Please have a spin through these documents and if there is anything that doesn’t look right, or if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us.

Our Privacy Policy can be accessed below.

As you’ve actively signed up to receive emails from us you don’t need to re-subscribe. If however you would like to opt out of future communications from us, all you need to do is to click the ‘unsubscribe’ link at the bottom of this email.


OUR PRIVACY POLICY:

INTRODUCTION

Welcome to the Powerspark Ignition website (The Website) and, if applicable, to using our Services (the Service) as an Online Retail Company. We’ve tried to make our Privacy Policy easy to understand and concise, so that it’s as clear as possible as to how we use your information. This Privacy Policy, like our Terms and Conditions, is an integral part of using powerspark.co.uk, therefore you must completely agree to our Privacy Policy in order to use our Website or Service.

INFORMATION COLLECTED

Personally identifiable information submitted by you:

You may not be required to provide us any information when you visit our Website. However, in order to access some areas of our Website you will be required to submit personally identifiable information to us. Personally identifiable information is personal information that may be used to identify you as an individual. When using our Website, we may collect your name, email, mobile telephone number, and Unique Device ID. Additionally, we may allow you to login through a third party social network, if you do so, you agree that we may collect any personally identifiable information you make available through your login.

Non-identifying information:

Whenever you use our Website or our Service, we may collect non-identifying information from you such as your IP address, interactions with the Website and Service, mobile carrier, query information, location, referring URL, browser, operating system, browser version, mobile device version, web address, geographic IP information, cookie information, usage, data transferred, and Internet Service Provider. Additionally, we may collect information regarding your usage and interaction with our Website. Without a subpoena, voluntary compliance on the part of your Internet Service Provider, or additional records from a third party such as your wireless provider, this information alone cannot usually be used to identify you.

USE OF YOUR INFORMATION

We will never sell or transfer any personally identifiable information to third parties without your consent.

However, you agree that we may use your information:

  • To enhance or improve our users’ experiences.
  • To provide our Service to you and process transactions.
  • To email you Newsletters and Consignment Alerts.
  • To contact you and to respond to enquiries.
  • To understand how you use our Website.

Additionally, we may give your information to law enforcement bodies if we are compelled to by a court order, if there has been a violation of any UK laws or if a violation of our Terms and Conditions or Privacy Policy has occurred.

ACCESSING, EDITING, AND REMOVING YOUR INFORMATION

If you have any questions or wish to review, change, or access any of your information collected by us, please contact us at [email protected]. Additionally, if you wish to opt out of our data collection practices or would like us to remove any of your information, please also contact us at [email protected] Please be aware that removal of your information may cause your account to become inaccessible. Also you agree that we may keep inaccessible copies of your information in our internal systems after removal for legal and internal purposes for a commercially reasonable period of time.

COOKIES AND TRACKING

We use cookies to remember your preferences and track your ads, for this reason, you must have cookies enabled in your browser to use our Webite or Service. Additionally, some or all of our cookies may be accessible by third parties. If you do not wish cookies to be placed on your computer or wish to restrict the type of cookies you accept, you can adjust the privacy settings of your web browser. You can manage cookies yourself and learn more about them, including how to block them or delete them, at: http://www.direct.gov.uk/managingcookies. Additionally, more information about cookies may be found at http://www.aboutcookies.org/. Deleting cookies may cause functionality issues with our Website or Service.

THIRD PARTY ACCESS TO YOUR INFORMATION

Although you are entering into an Agreement with Powerspark to disclose your information to us, we do use third party individuals and organisations to assist us, including contractors, web hosts, and others such as Google Analytics.

Throughout the course of our provision of our Service to you, we may delegate our authority to collect, access, use, and disseminate your information. It is therefore necessary that you grant the third parties we may use in the course of our business the same rights that you afford us under this Privacy Policy. For this reason, you hereby agree that for every authorisation which you grant to us in this Privacy Policy, you also grant to any third party that we may hire, contract, or otherwise retain the services of for the purpose of operating, maintaining, repairing, or otherwise improving or preserving our website or its underlying files or systems. You agree not to hold us liable for the actions of any of these third parties, even if we would normally be held vicariously liable for their actions, and that you must take legal action against them directly should they commit any tort or other actionable wrong against you.

LAW ENFORCEMENT

You agree that we may disclose your information to the relevant authority if compelled to by a court order. Additionally, you agree that we may disclose your information if we reasonably believe that you have violated US law or the terms of our Terms and Conditions or Privacy Policy, or if we believe that a third party is at risk of bodily harm. In the event that we receive a subpoena affecting your privacy, we may elect to notify you to give you an opportunity to file a motion to quash the subpoena, or we may attempt to quash it ourselves, but we are not obligated to do either. We may also proactively report you and release your information without receiving any request to third parties where we believe that it is proper to do so for legal reasons, such as instances where we believe your publications violate any law of England, the UK, or any other country having jurisdiction over us, our Website, Service, or our Terms and Conditions. You release us from any damages that may arise from or relate to the release of your information to a request from law enforcement agencies or private litigants. We may release your information under the conditions listed in this paragraph whether it is to individuals or entities and to any state or national authorities, as required.

COMMERCIAL AND NON-COMMERCIAL COMMUNICATIONS

If you decide to provide us with your contact information, you waive your right to file complaints concerning unsolicited emails from us, since you have agreed to such communication by providing us with your information. However, you may unsubscribe from certain communications by notifying Powerspark that you no longer wish to receive these solicitations, we will endeavour to remove you from our database where you have the right to request this under our Agreement, Privacy Policy, or applicable law. If you wish to opt out of certain communications, please contact us at [email protected]

THIRD PARTIES

Powerspark may post links to third party websites on our website which may include information that we have no control over. When accessing a third party site through our Website or Service, you acknowledge that you are aware that these third party websites are not screened for privacy or security issues by us, and you release us from any liability for the conduct of these third party websites. Please be aware that this Privacy Policy, and any other policies in place, in addition to any amendments, do not create rights enforceable by third parties. Powerspark Ignition bears no responsibility for the information collected or used by any advertiser or third party website. You must review their Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy to understand how their information collection practices work.

SECURITY MEASURES

We take reasonable attempts to protect your information by using SSL Certificates, vulnerability scanning, and PCI/DSS hosting. However, as this is the Internet, we can make no guarantees as to the security or privacy of your information through our Website. For this reason, we recommend that you use an anti-virus App, routine credit checks, firewalls, and other precautions to protect yourself from security and privacy threats.

AGE COMPLIANCE

We intend to fully comply with UK laws respecting children’s privacy. Therefore, we ask that all users of our Website and Service be above the age of 13. If you are under the age of 13, please do not submit any information to us and please do not use our Site or Service.

INTERNATIONAL TRANSFER

Your information may be transferred to – and maintained on – computers located outside of your state, province, country, or other governmental jurisdiction where the privacy laws may not be as protective as those in your jurisdiction. We may transfer personal information to the UK or elsewhere and process it there. Your consent to this Privacy Policy followed by your submission of such information represents your agreement to that transfer

AMENDMENTS

As with our Terms and Conditions, we may amend this Privacy Policy from time to time. When we amend this Privacy Policy, we will place a note on our Website or we may contact you. You must agree to the amendments as a condition of your continued use of our Website or Service. If you do not agree, you must immediately cease using our Website and Service and notify us of your refusal to agree by e-mailing us at the address listed on our website.

May Bank Holiday Photo Competition Entrants

Posted: May 8, 2018 by goodshoutmedia in Reference

For the early May Bank Holiday 2018 we ran a Bank Holiday Photo Competition. Here’s a rundown of all the entrants:

Powerspark Facebook Competition Tim Copland

Powerspark Facebook Competition Tim Borrett

Powerspark Facebook Competition Steve Telfer

Powerspark Facebook Competition Sheenagh Burdell

Powerspark Facebook Competition Richard Wharmby

Powerspark Facebook Competition Owen McClintock

Powerspark Facebook Competition Nik Bagshaw

Powerspark Facebook Competition Neil Gavin

Powerspark Facebook Competition Mark Worthington

Powerspark Facebook Competition Les Golden

Powerspark Facebook Competition La-Toya Austin

Powerspark Facebook Competition Kris Henson

Powerspark Facebook Competition Kris Henson 

Powerspark Facebook Competition Kevin Medley

Powerspark Facebook Competition Julie Watson

Powerspark Facebook Competition Jeni Flair

Powerspark Facebook Competition J.H.Evans

Powerspark Facebook Competition Diego Francois

Powerspark Facebook Competition Damon Blackmer

Powerspark Facebook Competition Cornel Vulcanean

Powerspark Facebook Competition Bob Cobley

Powerspark Facebook Competition Barry Wales

Powerspark Facebook Competition Barry Knght

Powerspark Facebook Competition Andre Filipe

Powerspark Facebook Competition Andra Mariana Dobre

Powerspark Facebook Competition Allen Butcher

Powerspark Ignition Catalogue 2018

Posted: April 23, 2018 by goodshoutmedia in Reference

Powerspark Catalogue 2019

This afternoon we were visited by this fantastic California import VW Splittie and just had to share a photo! What a wonderful colour.

There was a time, long ago, when these Volkswagen buses were throwaways. Then came the days of a ‘grand a window’, but now even those days are long gone!

Back in 2015 the going rate for a good 21 Window ‘Samba’ was $100,000, but the market has moved on… The official record for a Volkswagen Type 2 is more than $300,000.

To get yourself a running and driving ‘Splittie’ a budget of £30,000 should just about do it, but for customisation and restoration, the sky is the limit!

Start your search on eBay here

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We are often asked ‘which electronic ignition kit do I need for my car’… Well, this guide should help.

Bosch distributors are usually found in Volkswagen, Porsche, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Saab, and Volvo vehicles, as well as other European manufacturers.

Bosch distributors are either 1 piece or 2 piece construction, and have Left Hand or Right Hand Points Sets.

The photo below shows which Electronic Ignition Kit (The K Number) you’ll need for your Bosch distributor.

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Simple click on the links below to find the electronic ignition kit you need:

1 Piece, Left Hand Points > K9 for 4 Cylinder and K11 for 6 Cylinder

1 Piece, Right Hand Points > K6 for 4 Cylinder and K10 for 6 Cylinder

( and K10_18.65 for 6 Cylinder distributors with a bigger shaft )

2 Piece, Left Hand Points > K18 for 4 Cylinder and K22 for 6 Cylinder

2 Piece, Right Hand Points > K14 for 4 Cylinder and K16 for 6 Cylinder

2 Piece, Right Hand Points (Separated) > K19 for 4 Cylinder

TVR vehicles and their engines

Posted: September 11, 2017 by goodshoutmedia in Reference
Griffith & Chimaera
Griffith & Chimaera
Griffith & Chimaera
Cerbera
Cerbera

Need a lead for your Big Cat?

Posted: August 1, 2017 by goodshoutmedia in Latest Products, Reference
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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