Electronic ignition kit off ebay

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#1 Electronic ignition kit off ebay

Post by jamie101 » Wed Dec 27, 2017 7:18 pm

Hi everyone.
Just wondered if anyone has used one of these kits off ebay and if theyre any good, they seem quite cheep at just shy of £100?
Heres the link for them -
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Jaguar-E-typ ... ect=mobile
Just that on our 4.2 FHC she seem to have developed a slight misfire and we have replaced the obvious plugs leads points etc but nothing so wondered if the dizzy was worn internaly as ive had this with them on old fords before.
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#2 Re: Electronic ignition kit off ebay

Post by iani » Wed Dec 27, 2017 7:52 pm

I have one of these distributors, I ran it for a while without any issues until I changed to a 123, I carry the Powerspark as a spare. I swapped the Powerspark out as I wasn't happy with the quality of the unit, it didn't let me down though.

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#3 Re: Electronic ignition kit off ebay

Post by jamie101 » Wed Dec 27, 2017 7:56 pm

Thank you for the reply.
Could i ask how much was the other kit you baught please? I just really wanted to try it just to rule out the dizzy to try and solve our misfire problem.
She also struggles to start aswell somtimes, maybe down to spark issues again?

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#4 Re: Electronic ignition kit off ebay

Post by cactusman » Thu Dec 28, 2017 5:54 pm

For less than £40 you can get a module that will replace the points in your dizzy from the same people...and they supply a new red rotor arm too...avoid the black ones with a rivet like the plague....the module just drops in and you can pop the points back in in 10mins if it dies. I have one in mine...not missed a beat in five years....fingers crossed of course....
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#5 Re: Electronic ignition kit off ebay

Post by jamie101 » Thu Dec 28, 2017 10:24 pm

Thanks for the reply on that but im thinking my actual internals on the dizzy may be worn thats why i thaught a complete new dizzy plus the electric ignition may kill two birds with one stone.

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#6 Re: Electronic ignition kit off ebay

Post by abowie » Thu Dec 28, 2017 10:59 pm

Be aware that the advance curve on these distributors may be nothing like correct. The one I bought topped out at 42 degrees advance...
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#7 Re: Electronic ignition kit off ebay

Post by tim wood » Fri Dec 29, 2017 9:57 am

I purchased a cheapo distributor from ebay. (Not this seller). Absolutely useless. Simply couldn’t get the car to run right.
As a last resort cleaned up my old unit and fired straight away.
I posted a thread on here about it, I don’t think I’m the first to have a bad experience of these.


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#8 Re: Electronic ignition kit off ebay

Post by mgcjag » Fri Dec 29, 2017 10:08 am

Hi Jamie.......if you have the time then send your distributor to http://www.distributordoctor.com well known on the forum.....he supplies the red rotor arms (beware if repro red ones) and great quality dizzy caps and pertronix and other electronic ignitions....he does have a long waiting list.....Steve
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#9 Re: Electronic ignition kit off ebay

Post by jamie101 » Sun Dec 31, 2017 8:32 am

Thank you again for the reply.
I may give him a call see how long the waiting list is as we really wanted to get the car out this summer but i have a bit of a job list to get done on it first,
The slight misfire is the one thats confusing me a little at the moment weather it could be a ignition or carb problem? Im thinking more ignition at the moment as the engine will tick over but seams tonmiss a beat ever so often but will rev up instantly when the trottle is dipped, its very responsive, but on holding revs on you can feel the odd misfire through the engine now and again.

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#10 Re: Electronic ignition kit off ebay

Post by mgcjag » Sun Dec 31, 2017 9:06 am

Hi Jamie.......you can always run a wire (fused) direct from the battery to the coil just to bypass ignition switch/tacho/old wireing etc......this will eliminate quite a bit of the low tension wireing.. Steve
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#11 Re: Electronic ignition kit off ebay

Post by cactusman » Sun Dec 31, 2017 9:57 am

Another thing to check is the plug caps. If these are repro champion resistor caps then check the resistance is what it should be. Somewhere between 5000 and 10,000 ohms is fine. Many hundreds of thousands of ohms or open circuit not fine. I have had two fail. The engine idled ok but missed irregularly on load.

Original caps used a carbon slug as the resistance..crude but robust. The repro ones use a metal-oxide resistor and they just ain't as robust.
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#12 Re: Electronic ignition kit off ebay

Post by jamie101 » Tue Jan 02, 2018 10:45 pm

Great stuff thanks again lads for the help on the matter. All the known faults you lads have had with your own cars we can change and check on ours the better, im sure will will come across the problem sooner ot later. As soon as we find somthing ill update the post. J

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#13 Re: Electronic ignition kit off ebay

Post by jamie101 » Mon Jan 08, 2018 10:04 am

Sorry guys back to the electronic dizzy again.
Im a little confused which one i need to buy as ithink there are a few different types when i looked on ebay.
This is a very rubbish picture of mine still fitted to the car. Any ideas what model it maybe? Or where the part number is exactally located?
Thanks again everyone.

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#14 Re: Electronic ignition kit off ebay

Post by mgcjag » Mon Jan 08, 2018 4:21 pm

Hi Jamie.....you will need to pull the distributor out to check the number......a S2 should be useing a 22D6 41060A
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#15 Re: Electronic ignition kit off ebay

Post by jamie101 » Mon Jan 08, 2018 9:37 pm

Thank you for your help again.
I really appriciate it.
Ill have to take the dizzy out then just to make 100% sure i get the right one before i buy it off ebay.
It comes with new lucas coil and a red rotor arm so fingers crossed it wil improve this trubblesome misfire we have.

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#16 Re: Electronic ignition kit off ebay

Post by Gfhug » Tue Jan 09, 2018 8:24 am

Jamie, why not contact Darren for his 123Tune dizzy he has for sale?

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#17 Re: Electronic ignition kit off ebay

Post by jamie101 » Tue Jan 09, 2018 8:37 am

Sorry ive not seen that. Is it for sale in the classified section? Thanks. J

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#18 Re: Electronic ignition kit off ebay

Post by mgcjag » Tue Jan 09, 2018 8:58 am

Yes
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#19 Re: Electronic ignition kit off ebay

Post by jamie101 » Fri Jan 12, 2018 11:39 am

Dizzy out lads. But cant fint a part number to match up?
Or am i looking in the wrong place?
Any advice welcomed. Thanks.


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#20 Re: Electronic ignition kit off ebay

Post by mgcjag » Fri Jan 12, 2018 7:22 pm

Hi Jamie...it's a 22d...it's stamped on the top....and a 6 cylinder...so 22d6. ... the part no is as shown 41345B.. the vacuum in not standard for the E type dizzy the pipe is in the wrong place....should be on the end of the vacuum unit......for interest a 41335 was from a 2.8 xj6... Steve
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