[Saloon-lovers] Re: Positive ground electonic ignition

I am just about ready to order an Ignitor ingintion for my positive
ground Mark 2. The ignitor uses a magnetic pickup and is only a
switch. The stock coil is used, there are no parts outside the
distributor, and it costs $129. The setup from XKs Unlimited for a
positive ground Jag costs $165, uses optical sensing to switch and has
an external power module. It gives a hotter spark which allows the plug
gap to be opened up to .035.

I sure would like to hear from someone who has the Ignitor system. I
like the price and the simplicity. I’d like to hear from someone using
the XKs system too, actually. Because, of course, where my Jag is
concerned, cost is no object!!

Dick White wrote:>

British Auto has the “Ignitor” for both negative and positive ground
systems. I don’t know anything about the system so I can’t make any
recommendations. I just happened to be visiting their website last night
(http://www.britishautousa.com/) and noticed that they are on ‘special’
this month ($129).

Regards,
Dick White
'64 3.8 S-type (olde English cream)
'58 150 FHC
South Carolina, USA

At 08:09 AM 8/9/98 +0200, you wrote:

A unit very simple and easy to fit is the “Igniter” ignition system. It fits
completely in the distributor replacing the points, con etc (keep old points
etc in trunk in case of failure, which has never happen to me) with only two
wires to coil (cars do have to be neg. to ground though).
……
Aaron Couper

British Auto has the “Ignitor” for both negative and positive ground
systems. I don’t know anything about the system so I can’t make any
recommendations. I just happened to be visiting their website last night
(http://www.britishautousa.com/) and noticed that they are on ‘special’
this month ($129).

Regards,
Dick White
'64 3.8 S-type (olde English cream)
'58 150 FHC
South Carolina, USA

At 08:09 AM 8/9/98 +0200, you wrote:

A unit very simple and easy to fit is the “Igniter” ignition system. It fits
completely in the distributor replacing the points, con etc (keep old points
etc in trunk in case of failure, which has never happen to me) with only two
wires to coil (cars do have to be neg. to ground though).
……>Aaron Couper

I am just about ready to order an Ignitor ingintion for my positive
ground Mark 2. The ignitor uses a magnetic pickup and is only a
switch. The stock coil is used, there are no parts outside the
distributor, and it costs $129. The setup from XKs Unlimited for a
positive ground Jag costs $165, uses optical sensing to switch and has
an external power module. It gives a hotter spark which allows the plug
gap to be opened up to .035.

I sure would like to hear from someone who has the Ignitor system. I
like the price and the simplicity. I’d like to hear from someone using
the XKs system too, actually. Because, of course, where my Jag is
concerned, cost is no object!!

Dick White wrote:

British Auto has the “Ignitor” for both negative and positive ground
systems. I don’t know anything about the system so I can’t make any
recommendations. I just happened to be visiting their website last night
(http://www.britishautousa.com/) and noticed that they are on ‘special’
this month ($129).

Regards,
Dick White
'64 3.8 S-type (olde English cream)
'58 150 FHC
South Carolina, USA

wires to coil (cars do have to be neg. to ground though).
……
Aaron Couper

Well I’ll be, I’ve been using “ignitors” for years, even on race cars and
did
not know they had pos. ground systems (I understand it is a limited run to
gauge demand). I’ve never had I problem with them up and dying, they do come
with a 30 month warrantee and are priced at $99.95.

Aaron Couper
www.coupers-cars.com-----Original Message-----
From: Tom Carson carson@alaska.net
To: saloons@jag-lovers.org saloons@jag-lovers.org
Date: Tuesday, August 11, 1998 1:57 AM
Subject: Re: [Saloon-lovers] Re: Positive ground electonic ignition