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Old 09-03-2012, 05:34 PM   #1 (permalink)
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3TA electronic ignition

Hello all,

In the next few weeks I will be starting with the rebuild of 1960 3TA engine with distributor.

I want to fit an electronic ignition. I knew I can either convert it to side ignition and then use a Boyer system or similar or I can also get a system that uses the distributor (with a small modification).

But today I came across the electrex system that replaces the alternator with a combined alternator /electronic system (see link below).

Have any of you got any recommendations/comments about fitting these 3 systems?

Many thanks,

Nielo



http://www.electrexworld.co.uk/cgi-b...2D#aSTK_2d102D
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Old 09-04-2012, 06:48 AM   #2 (permalink)
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they get good write ups on Tigercubs. ( different system but same company) -I think
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Old 11-11-2012, 06:29 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I finally bought the electrex ignition and will be fitting it in the next few weeks. The parts look nice and well made so hopefully it will work out.

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iv got 3 of them, they are great it does away with so much junk and theres so few wires once its on it realy is fit and forget,personaly i think its better than electronic ignition i went for the ac output one so no battery etc but they also do normal dc set up.you dont even need a good keyway on the crank its self locking.
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Old 11-15-2012, 05:42 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Thanks for your reply. Glad to hear that it should work fine.

Do you have a rev counter fitted to the ignition? My engine is from 1960 and doesn't have an option to fit a mechanical rev counter but I have seen digital rev counters that look ok. According to Electrex I can fit any rev counter that takes a CDI input but I ahven't looked into this yet.
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you can fit a rev counter but if you do it might be best to go for there dc output system as you will need 12v dc for the tacho,it triggers off the coil wire.
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yes I have the dc output system. Do you know of a make/model of rev counter that would work?

Thanks for your help.
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smiths do them,they look just like the cable ones,if your not to bothered about the looks there are loads of universal ones on fleebay.as you are running a twin coil a 4 cylinder one will work.
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Just in case somebody is interested in the Electrex ignition. It was very easy to fit. I struggled getting all the wires trough the little tube in the crankcase but with hindsight I should have unscrewed the tube, fed the wired though and screwed it back in. I just tried and it fired up first kick! Only problem I have now is that the oil is not returning but that is not electrexworld's fault.
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Drain the crankcase and remove the return line at the oil tank.Blow compressed air up the pickup tube in the crankcase and through the return pump.You might need to turn the engine a little,so the pump is in the right position to let air through.

The little piece of rubbish stopping the pump should blow out the return line.Fit the drain plug back and put 100ml of oil in the crankcase.Start the engine and see if oil comes out the return line.The piece of rubbish might come out too.

If it doesn't work,you can try again or pull the pump apart.
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