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Electronic Ignition 6 years 3 weeks ago #53215

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Visiting with a friend Friday and he showed me a Velleman K2543 electrionic ignition kit that he has been using on his VW's and Porsche's. He claims many thousands of trouble free miles. Says his VW Thing was hard starting until this upgrade. Changes the points to a low amperage switch for the transistor ignition. You have to build the unit as it is in kit form, remove the condenser from the points setup and hook it up. If it fails for any reason simply disconnect the unit, hook up the condenser and your back to a points setup. I like that idea. I've found the kits online from $20 to $40. One of my engines has the pertronix on it but I'm thinking I may try this setup.

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Re: Electronic Ignition 6 years 3 weeks ago #53231

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I built one of those Velleman electronic ignition kits and installed it in my 1971 Mercedes 280SE. Worked great for years. You would have to install it in an enclosure, and the heat sink has a voltage, is not grounded. As long as you accounted for that (unless the kit has changed, I built mine in 1997) it would work fine.
I built their digital storage oscilloscope kit too, and that also worked great.

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