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SE5 Electronic Ignition Options?

Post by jibowski » Wed Jul 18, 2018 6:52 pm

I'm wanting to convert my SE5 from contacts to electronic ignnition and I was wondering what the membership thinks is the best option for an upgrade based on their cars, there's various cheap crap kits on ebay but also seen these available

Lumition kit

http://www.burtonpower.com/lumenition-p ... pma50.html

Full electronic distributor conversion

http://www.burtonpower.com/electronic-d ... 445ak.html

Aldon Ignitor

http://www.burtonpower.com/aldon-ignito ... n1869.html

Thanks in advance for your seasoned opinions!



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Post by scimjim » Wed Jul 18, 2018 8:55 pm

I have an accuspark (for a fraction of the cost of those).


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Post by Rev Light » Wed Jul 18, 2018 9:48 pm

another vote for accuspark.


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Post by efi_sprintgte » Wed Jul 18, 2018 9:48 pm

scimjim wrote:
Wed Jul 18, 2018 8:55 pm
I have an accuspark (for a fraction of the cost of those).
Yeah, I’ve used that on standard road cars 4 times now. All good :)

I have to say... I don’t like lumination, they can be annoyingly unreliable.


I did 50,000 miles on a Aldon Igniter and that was fine too.


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Post by jibowski » Wed Jul 18, 2018 11:24 pm

My coil is ancient so I'll go for a new coil as part of the kit, Does anyone know whever the blue Lucas DLB110 Specification, or the Red Lucas DLB105 Specification is the right one for an SE5, they're both for the motorcraft/fomoco dizzy.

Blue

Red

thanks for your help so far :D



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Post by scimjim » Thu Jul 19, 2018 12:00 am

Lucas DLB110 if you have a ballast resistor or eureka wire, DLB105 without.


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Post by willholderogri » Thu Jul 19, 2018 6:57 am

I have been using accuspark (but I would avoid the stealth version ) I may have had a Friday and Monday one but it never worked properly from the word go. ok in the heat but useless when it was cold and I was driving all last winter so it gave me lots of grief.
I am temporarily on points again. but intend to go to a six pack coil and trigger.


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Post by b.c.flat hat » Thu Jul 19, 2018 8:28 am

Hi Jib, just my two pennies worth. I've got Lumenition on my 5a, but only had it for 27 years with no problems so it may be crap😉



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Post by peter freeman » Thu Jul 19, 2018 8:40 am

I run lumenition on our Coupe and previously had it on a 5A and 6A - never had any problems.



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Post by Jimscim » Thu Jul 19, 2018 8:47 am

Pertronic Ignitor , third v6 I have had it on , easy to fit works well , Happy days .


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Post by MarkHawkins » Thu Jul 19, 2018 11:45 am

My 6a came with Lumenition which combined with electric fuel pump and a modern starter eases starting after a week or two of rest. That said, I've found points ignition on all the other Essex V6 cars I've had quite adequate (occasional use) and very easy to maintain / fix.


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Post by Jimscim » Thu Jul 19, 2018 12:49 pm

I agree , points ignition does do the job but over time points do deteriorate. Modern points IMHO are not as good as the original Lucas . Once the Electronic ignition is set up it is fit and forget .


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