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55suicidepan
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Points ignition: what type of ignition to change to

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Post by 55suicidepan » Sun May 08, 2005 2:24 pm

Hey guys, I am looking for some advice on what type of ignition to change to? Right now my 55 still has original dist with points and i am looking to change it to electronic.
Any suggestions on how to do it, what changes do i have to make? What is the the best dist on the market?
Any help would be great. thanks



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Re: Points ignition

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Post by chucklbones » Sun May 08, 2005 3:52 pm

yep the best one is quick start put one in my pan cant tell its there his phone # 231 547 5066

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Re: Points ignition

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Post by mbskeam » Sun May 08, 2005 8:09 pm

hello,

you can try this.... http://www.45partsdepot.com" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

KDR01EI
Electronic ignition for 1938 to 1963--45 models, 1936 to 1947--61", 74" & 80", 1948 to 1964--74 & 80". direct replacement, no modifications necessary. operating range: 4.5 to 16 volts. temperature range: -20c to +80c. no moving parts, the most accurate electronic timing made, simple intallation, not visible from outside, timing light built into the unit for easy timing. kit includes: pickup, rotor, screws, asphalt tube cover & allen wrench, (fmc)
107.95

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Re: Points ignition

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Post by dj » Sun May 08, 2005 8:10 pm

I've read a lot of good reports on quickstart.
Uses your stock distributor with no permanent modifications, so you can go back if you want.

[edit] Mike, the one at 45 parts depot looks like the same idea as quickstart, only about $70.00 cheaper. But they say in their news section that there is an unexpected delay in the production of the unit as of March 5. Thanks for pointing us to this unit. Never heard of it before.
Kell also makes a unit that a couple of guys are running sucessfully with no problems reported.

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Re: Points ignition

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Post by 57pan » Mon May 09, 2005 4:22 pm

Kell also makes a unit that a couple of guys are running sucessfully with no problems reported.

I'm one of those guys and I am totally 100% happy with it. Just to reiterate for any who are unfamiliar with the unit that Kell makes: it retains the original points but the points are no longer carrying the full current load of the coil. The points are just acting as a switch to trigger a transister and the transister is handling the coil load.
The benefits of this system are that the low current across the points eliminates arcing and pitting, the transister allows the field in the coil to collapse much quicker thus producing a hotter spark. And the advantage over a fully electronic ignition is that you can revert back to the original points configuration along side the road if need be.

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Re: Points ignition

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Post by 03Roadking » Wed May 11, 2005 3:28 pm

I talked to the guy on the phone at 45 parts depot I noticed that he posted on his web site that the units were in and I wanted to confirm. He said he had a few of them and was expecting more by the end of this week
I ordered one. If it save's one or two kicks per start I'm happy

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Re: Points ignition

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Post by mbskeam » Thu May 12, 2005 12:25 am

hello,
yes let us know how it turns out,
for 107 $ I might half to look at this. much better than 180.00$.
mbskeam

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Re: Points ignition

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Post by Billy » Thu May 12, 2005 12:35 am

03-
You should make sure that unit will work w/auto-advance. Kurt from 45 Depot said they would NOT
I'd check & be sure.

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Re: Points ignition

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Post by 03Roadking » Thu May 12, 2005 2:59 am

I sent him an email I will post the answer

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Re: Points ignition

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Post by fourthgear » Thu May 12, 2005 3:57 pm

45parts depot said it should work ,but they don't have one to try it out on . Maybe one of you guys that have a auto adv. can strike a deal with them to fit it to yours.

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Re: Points ignition

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Post by 03Roadking » Fri May 13, 2005 2:39 am

Well I still have one coming I will make the offer to him if he wants I will keep all posted

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Re: Points ignition

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Post by Kurt » Fri May 13, 2005 3:07 pm

The ignition will fit the auto-advance circuit breakers with no problem.
There has been a design change to the base plate to allow for our unit to fit so many models.
This module fits; 45" models ( 1938-1973); 74 & 80" Knuckle and Flathead (1936-1947) ; Panheads 1948-1964 and some after market timing base. (it'll probably fit early Shovel's, but I don't know the years)
Here a link to our engineer. He built this site to help with installation and trouble shooting of several of our new products. Saves me the headache of having to answer so many e-mails.

http://www.v-tronic.com/cms/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

They are in stock now. Shipping to the States is $10.00 and takes 9 to 14 business days.
Hope this answers everyones questions.
Thank you Panhead!!!

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