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DIY Classic Mini Ignition Articles

Ignition Switches for Classic Minis (Electrical)
Ignition Switches for Classic Mini  If you're looking for Ignition Switches for your Classic Mini then you've come to the right place.  Here at MiniMania we carry all the top Light Switches for Classic Mini. Explore our inventory below!Shop ALL Wiper Switches, Light Switches, Ignition Switches, and Turn Single Switches HERE Ignition Switches /addProduct: , 4G1345, 34680,13H337,37H6962,24G1345,BHM7107,QRF100750,13H337/...
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Ignition - Ballast Resisted Systems (Electrical)
The ballast resisted ignition system was  - I believe - developed by Ford when they were experiencing poor starting on a certain prodigiously-used 4-cylinder engine. To get round the issue of the massive current drain caused by the starter motor functioning, the ballast-resisted system was designed. When you hit the starter button/key, a massive drop in available current to the coil occurs as...
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Ignition Tune-Up Kits- classic Mini (Electrical)
Mini Cooper Ignition Tune-Up Kits With Mini Mania's Classic Mini Cooper's Ignition Kit, rebuilding your ignition just got easier. Everything you need, all in one package. 25D Tune-Up Kit  (MMKT0704) Basic ignition tune-up kit with side-entry distributor cap, includes: DC1/DDB101 = Side Entry Distributor Cap, RA1/DRB101 = Pre'74 Rotor Arm, GCS101 = Pre'74 Points,C1/DCB101 = Pre'74 Con...
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IGNITION - Establishing a TDC reference point (Electrical)
Establishing an accurate TDC reference point is of paramount importance when developing and monitoring ignition timing (and cam timing come to that).When an experienced engine builder assembles an engine - no matter whether for road or race - he will establish an accurate TDC indicator that can be used for ignition purposes. Usually contrived as a rigid pointer aligning to a corresponding mark on ...
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IGNITION - Possible pre-ignition/pinking cause (Electrical)
Something that came to light during a conversation with a colleague and friend may be worth passing along! It's one of those things that, once ingested, lurks in the dark corners of the mind until a pertinent situation comes along. Such a situation reared its head a couple of weeks back - so now's the time to spread the word before it disappears back into obscurity.   Engines that run on or...
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FAQ on the Pertronix Ignition Application (Electrical)
Is the Ignitor™ a "universal" electronic ignition conversion? What type of applications can the Ignitor™ be used in? I have an engine with a point distributor, but I can't find a listing in your Application Guide? How difficult is it to install an Ignitor™? Is PerTronix interested in making kits for applications, currently not covered in their product range? What applicatio...
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Ignition: What's Needed (Technical Information)
Firstly - re-runs or re-hashes of technical literary prose always brings to light either new, or old forgotten subjects for close scrutiny/re-examination. The arrival of 'A Well Known A-Series Tuning Bible' is no exception. Good news as far as I'm concerned as it keeps me gainfully employed!   This dissertation is centred upon that old chestnut 'ignition systems'. Technological advances run...
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DISTRIBUTOR - Electronic ignition (Calver's Corner)
DISTRIBUTOR - Electronic ignition Since the A-Series has such an efficient combustion chamber design, the standard points set-up is perfectly capable of providing sufficient sparks for effective combustion when new. And this is the problem. They require regular servicing to maintain maximum performance. This can be a chore, so is generally neglected. And it doesn't take long before deterioration ...
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