Accuspark 'Stealth' Dizzy

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Accuspark 'Stealth' Dizzy

Postby Panky » Wed Oct 07, 2015 4:39 pm

Last week I had an issue with a condenser failing and having heard about so many others having the same problem my knee jerk reaction was to go electronic.
This is what you get for your £59.95 with freepost. An up-dated 45D but you can get a 25D replacement for about a fiver less.
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Brand new dizzy and cap pre-fitted with the Accuspark module

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The new dizzy comes with the clamp set so that the timing should be about right but the problem I had was that the vac advance unit is fitted in a different place to my old 25 meaning if the new dizzy, if fitted in the same orientation as the old one, things get in the way (oil feed pipe one way oil pressure gauge 'T' piece the other) before you can set the timing as this position seems to fall in between the firing points so to speak and if rotated 180 degrees the starter motor gets in the way :( So I turned it back to a point somewhere between but the 'T' piece still got in the way, so I removed the it and re-fitted the pressure switch to get enough swing to set the timing. At last he fired up an I was able to get it set up - just short of pinking with a nice smooth tick over, I've got to say there's not a huge difference but the engine does seem to run a little smoother - I guess the old dizzy must have been set up OK as he's been running well since the condenser failure last week. Luckily there was just enough room to get the oil pressure gauge 'T' piece back in but it's tight between the vac pipe connection and the oil pressure switch, I could trim the connection down and fit an elbow to the plastic pipe but I don't want to be altering the new dizzy in case any warranty issues crop up.
Of course this little problem wouldn't occur without having an oil pressure gauge fitted but it's one of those little irritations we have to deal with if straying from standard ;)

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Am I sorry I re-used the old clamp :oops:
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Re: Accuspark 'Stealth' Dizzy

Postby Panky » Sat Oct 10, 2015 9:19 pm

Just a little update. After running around for a few days, including the drive over to Woodywoodchippers today, I've come to the conclusion that the improvement is a lot better than my initial impressions. Tootling about the mean streets of Widnes is a lot smoother and pulling away at crawling speed in second results in much less hesitation and fewer rattles from the loose bits in the car (even though I'm running a 3.7 diff). Cruising down the motorway was also a lot quieter and a steady 65 seemed a perfect speed for the car with the occasional squirt to nip past slower traffic resulted in a nice surge to get me through, none of Ted's characteristic little misses that used to be present at higher speeds either. All in all a very worthwhile upgrade, even better than I first thought :)
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Re: Accuspark 'Stealth' Dizzy

Postby Plin » Sun Oct 11, 2015 12:31 am

:D Glad your upgrade has proved to be a positive experience for Ted's performance.
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Re: Accuspark 'Stealth' Dizzy

Postby Panky » Sun Oct 11, 2015 9:09 am

Thanks Plin :)
I wish I'd bought shares in Accuspark, they do an excellent product for the price :D
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Re: Accuspark 'Stealth' Dizzy

Postby bmcecosse » Sun Oct 11, 2015 4:23 pm

Great success ... the 45D is a better dizzy, and yes Accuspark/Powerspark seem to get good press.
 









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Re: Accuspark 'Stealth' Dizzy

Postby geezer » Wed Oct 26, 2016 1:34 pm

Just curious, still happy with the Accuspark Dizzy? I'm considering one for my BGT. I currently have a Pertronics in the Morris. The price for the Accuspark is very appealing.
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Re: Accuspark 'Stealth' Dizzy

Postby Panky » Wed Oct 26, 2016 4:13 pm

Yep, running fine and no issues so far.
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Re: Accuspark 'Stealth' Dizzy

Postby greendefender123 » Tue Dec 13, 2016 10:55 am

Sounds promising, iv bought my father one for Christmas.
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Re: Accuspark 'Stealth' Dizzy

Postby Panky » Tue Dec 13, 2016 11:11 am

Still running fine :)
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Re: Accuspark 'Stealth' Dizzy

Postby greendefender123 » Tue Dec 13, 2016 8:28 pm

Good to know thanks :D
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Re: Accuspark 'Stealth' Dizzy

Postby greendefender123 » Thu Apr 27, 2017 10:00 am

Just bought myself one for the traveller. Do you carry your old dizzy as spare?
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Re: Accuspark 'Stealth' Dizzy

Postby Panky » Thu Apr 27, 2017 4:40 pm

Just in case ;)
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Re: Accuspark 'Stealth' Dizzy

Postby ruairidh » Thu Apr 27, 2017 7:59 pm

You should also notice that you need less choke. I do on mine. :)
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Re: Accuspark 'Stealth' Dizzy

Postby greendefender123 » Thu Apr 27, 2017 8:20 pm

Sounds good. I didn't really want to go electronic but its the only sensible option for me at the moment. I'm just gonna stick a new cap and arm on my old one and keep it as a spare. The vacuum advance isn't working on it but I can't see that's a problem for a spare to get you home.
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Re: Accuspark 'Stealth' Dizzy

Postby cococola » Thu Apr 27, 2017 9:46 pm

Ive seen the Accuspark innard kit for £35 to make the existing distributor into electronic ignition...not sure how good it is but alot cheaper. :?
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