Modified Minors

Ignition system upgrade

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Glennmg Glenn Gilbert
AUCKLAND, Auckland, New Zealand   NZL
Does anyone have experience with converting the original ignition distributor to an electronic system like Lumention's Optronic or Magnetronic?

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emjay Jim English
Marietta, PA, USA   USA
I have not installed any, but I've read many accounts of others who went back to points or carry points as a back up. Of course there are many who have switched and are still using it. Surely one of those can give you some feedback.

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bufferzone Gord Smith-Ritchie
Surfside Colony, CA, USA   USA
The previous owner of my Trav swapped in an electronic system into the old distributor about 1999 and it ran fine when I bought it. There are many YouTube videos on how to do it and it is easy. As an aside, a year ago my distributor starting shorting, so I replaced the whole ignition system with an Accuspark system for just a few bucks more than just the module and the engine runs great. Hope this helps.

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0123 Mike D
Biddulph, Staffs, UK   GBR
I reckon they are an
expensive non-upgrade

Roger46 Roger Webb
East Grinstead, West sussex, UK   GBR
I have installed more basic systems on other cars, and had very good results, easier starting and smoother running being the ones that first come to mind. The systems I used then (and we are going back more thand 20 years) kept the points but ran a MUCH lower current through them. I have not yet converted the ignition on my van but fully intend to.

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geezer Silver Member charles durning
Magee, MS, USA   USA
1958 MG Magnette ZB "Chick Magnette (sold)"
1967 Morris Minor 1000 Saloon (2-door) "Marvin"
1974 MG MGB GT

I have used Pertronix and Accuspark with success. I can't comment on the systems you named.

If it was good 60 years ago, does that mean it can't be improved?

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