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Which Electric Ignition
« on: June 12, 2019, 02:02:15 PM »
Hi all, I'm chasing a bit of help & recommendation if poss.  My 68 Moke runs a 1330 with Weber, I never built the engine so I'm unaware of the full spec, but regularly it drops a cylinder or begins to miss when transitioning from primary circuit to mains, or even cruising at 100kph if I flatten the noise pedal. A plug chop shows 3 rich plugs and 1 nice, which mystifies me given the siamese ports, so I'm figuring it might eliminate a spark issue if I fit an electronic ignition.  What I'm asking for is a bit of guidance on what to fit, as I haven't played with Mini's for decades.

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Re: Which Electric Ignition
« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2019, 03:30:19 PM »
Hi,

a fairly common and relatively cheap way to go is convert your existing distributor to an electronic contact set using a kit like the accuspark, http://www.accuspark.co.uk/kit_search.html (other brands available too) , which replaces the points/contacts. For around $60-80 you get a nice consistent start and it is pretty simple to do in the Moke. This is what I have in my Mokes.

More expensive options are to replace the whole distributor with something like a 123 or CSI unit if you want adjustable curve settings or there are some reasonable single setting replacement units.

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Re: Which Electric Ignition
« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2019, 05:08:29 PM »
Thanks for that Terry, I'll check out the link, but what is a 123 & CSI, do you have any info to what they are?  I think I'd rather replace the entire dizzy, leads etc. Looking at my present leads etc it's pretty old.

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Re: Which Electric Ignition
« Reply #3 on: June 12, 2019, 05:14:22 PM »
Hi,

the 123 and CSI are electronic ignition distributors that come with pre-set advance curves that you can choose between to to find the one that gives you the best performance or economy.

http://www.123ignition.nl/

http://www.csi-ignition.nl/en/home.html

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Re: Which Electric Ignition
« Reply #4 on: June 12, 2019, 05:17:02 PM »
Hi, I run the CSI ( Classic Sports Ignition) dizzies in both my Mokes with good results.
http://www.csi-ignition.nl/en/home.html

Others have had good results with the 123 units, but they seem to be a little susceptible to creek crossings  :D, or maybe it’s more to do with driving styles  ;).

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« Reply #5 on: June 12, 2019, 05:57:08 PM »
Excellent, thanks again Terry! 8)

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« Reply #6 on: June 12, 2019, 05:59:24 PM »
Thanks Halfpint, just noticed your comments, we actually have a creek crossing :)