Accuspark issue

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Accuspark issue

Postby cococola » Sun Dec 02, 2018 5:19 pm

I have fitted an accuspark kit to my traveller distributor today and connected the red and black wires to the coil as per instructions however when I connect the white ignition wire to the + on the coil I then go to start the car and I just get a clunk noise. I have recharged my battery and I try again and it is exactly the same.I also find that the ignition light and oil light go when I try this.
The car has had no issues with starting before I swapped the kit and I wonder if Ive used the wrong white wire connecting to the coil, although this is the only spare wire that I have, other that a pair of green/brown leads left over from a previous regulator removal mod.
I hope my description makes sense. :?
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Re: Accuspark issue

Postby cococola » Sun Dec 02, 2018 9:43 pm

As another thought I have attached a diagram of the wiring on the Accuspark system which is pretty straight forward. If I was to run a wire direct from the ignition switch to the + on the ignition coil can anybody help as to which terminal please and would the wire go direct to the coil or somewhere else aswell.
This is to eliminate things :? :? My car has had the regulator box removed as per mod.
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Re: Accuspark issue

Postby Panky » Sun Dec 02, 2018 10:50 pm

Just a thought, is the car still positive earth?
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Re: Accuspark issue

Postby cococola » Sun Dec 02, 2018 10:59 pm

No converted to neg earth
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Re: Accuspark issue

Postby Panky » Sun Dec 02, 2018 11:18 pm

When you fit the Accuspark unit it throws the timing out a lot. What could be happening is that the ignition is way to far advanced and it's firing too soon and kicking back. Try loosening the dizzy clamp and turn the dizzy anti clockwise to retard the ignition. You may find you'll need to turn it quite a lot, I ran out of room and the vac unit on the dizzy was hitting the oil pressure switch so had to move the leads round on the dizzy cap to give more adjustment.
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Re: Accuspark issue

Postby cococola » Sun Dec 02, 2018 11:38 pm

Ah so this could be the clunk that I'm getting possibly? It then follows as though I have a flat battery but then recovers if this makes sense
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Re: Accuspark issue

Postby Panky » Sun Dec 02, 2018 11:47 pm

Yup. It happened when I fitted the kit ;)
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Re: Accuspark issue

Postby cococola » Mon Dec 03, 2018 9:39 am

I will have a play tonight... fingers crossed
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Re: Accuspark issue

Postby greendefender123 » Mon Dec 03, 2018 12:17 pm

As above i had to retard my timing alot aswell when fitting the kit.
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Re: Accuspark issue

Postby cococola » Tue Dec 04, 2018 7:40 pm

Well the outcome of my starting fault is a faulty Accuspark unit :( I was lucky enough to borrow my friends unit and hey presto!
I did have to move the distributor to improve the running so many thanks for everbodys advice :D :thumbup:
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Re: Accuspark issue

Postby Panky » Tue Dec 04, 2018 10:57 pm

Result, but shame the module was no good - actually the first one I fitted was faulty too and the replacement lasted about 18 months :? Ended up fitting a complete Accuspark dizzy which is now installed in my Commer camper while the travellers rusty bits are being sorted.
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Re: Accuspark issue

Postby pgp001 » Tue Dec 04, 2018 11:45 pm

I also had to alter the initial timing when I fitted an Accuspark distributor on my Traveller, but once timed with a strobe it has made the car run so much better than with the previous setup.

As a precaution I have purchased another module and installed it into the original distributor, and having tested it I now carry that as a spare complete unit just in case of any failures.

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Re: Accuspark issue

Postby cococola » Wed Dec 05, 2018 6:34 am

I think it maybe worth me having a spare unit in the glovebox by the sounds of things. :shock:
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Re: Accuspark issue

Postby Panky » Wed Dec 05, 2018 10:40 am

I had one of the original Simonbbc modules in my Commer for around 10 years until it developed a misfire under load. As an experiment I put the Accuspark dizzy in and the problem disapeared so they can last a while, I guess we've just been unlucky with them in our travellers, I keep the original dizzy all set up in the car just in case.
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