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PostPosted: Sat Feb 27, 2016 11:31 am 
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 27, 2016 1:47 pm 
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Ah!
Actually.. Which dizzy are you fitting?
The early one with the separate module ( Bosch ) or the later one with the module on top of the dizzy ( Lucas )
As the Lucas has 2 bolts holding it. I'm sure I remember that the Bosch one has 3 bolts holding it on.

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 27, 2016 2:21 pm 
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Jason wrote:
Ah!
Actually.. Which dizzy are you fitting?
The early one with the separate module ( Bosch ) or the later one with the module on top of the dizzy ( Lucas )
As the Lucas has 2 bolts holding it. I'm sure I remember that the Bosch one has 3 bolts holding it on.

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i can confirm the lucas definitely has only two bolts holding it on as my cvh has a lucas dizzy with module on top

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 27, 2016 11:57 pm 
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I have The coilpack like this

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 29, 2016 8:51 pm 
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is this right for me?

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 01, 2016 12:01 am 
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Yes it looks like right one has it got the module on it can't see from this angle its about 28mm square and about 6mm thick and has a plug with 3pins,you will also need the socket and about 1/2 MTR of cable to reach the coil.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 01, 2016 6:12 am 
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Yes. That is a later Lucas unit.
Make sure the cam has the slot in the end to accept this.
Although, changing the cam and followers might be wise anyway..

The dizzy plug is a 3 pin mini timer and I've put the wiring up on here a few times so it's easily searchable if you need it.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 02, 2016 8:18 pm 
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This is what i have

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 02, 2016 8:39 pm 
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:cool!:

That's exactly what you need!

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 03, 2016 8:30 pm 
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Jason wrote:
:cool!:

That's exactly what you need!

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is the distributor specific for 1.6? or is the same of 1.4 for example?


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 03, 2016 9:07 pm 
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I think the dizzy is the same. I'm sure I remember reading that the ignition map does differ slightly though.

Have you got a coil too?

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 04, 2016 10:57 am 
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Jason wrote:
I think the dizzy is the same. I'm sure I remember reading that the ignition map does differ slightly though.

Have you got a coil too?

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i have the coil of my old 957cc. i read it's the same in different catalog


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 04, 2016 1:18 pm 
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As long as your 957 wasn't on points, I'm sure you can use it.
But if it was on points, you need to change it and remove the balasdt resistor too.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 04, 2016 9:58 pm 
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Jason wrote:
As long as your 957 wasn't on points, I'm sure you can use it.
But if it was on points, you need to change it and remove the balasdt resistor too.

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uhm...i don't know...mine is a 957 of 1984. Can you show me this ballast resistor? i don't remember of seeing it


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 04, 2016 11:34 pm 
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1984.
It'll be points.
My wife's Ghia was.

The balasdt resistor is a grey wire hidden underneath the expansion tank.
It will need to be removed and a little rewiring to get it all working.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 05, 2016 2:22 am 
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Jason wrote:
1984.
It'll be points.
My wife's Ghia was.

The balasdt resistor is a grey wire hidden underneath the expansion tank.
It will need to be removed and a little rewiring to get it all working.

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tomorrow i'll check in the wiring of the car


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 05, 2016 6:59 pm 
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You mean the grey wire that i have in the hand?
How do i rewire it?

edit: during the check i saw there's a single small black wire that connects negative of coil to distributor. so, new distributor hasn't this connection....where i connect the negative of coil???

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 05, 2016 11:19 pm 
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Yep.
That's the ballast resistor.

Here's how to wire it up.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 06, 2016 10:34 am 
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Jason wrote:
Yep.
That's the ballast resistor.


Do I remove this grey wire? what i must do then?


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 06, 2016 4:12 pm 
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Yes. Otherwise the coil doesn't get enough voltage and it runs pants.

You need to wire it up like the picture.
You will need to check your connections as your loom looks a little different to how I remember the one on my wife's Ghia.
I don't remember there being multiple wires going from each end of the connectors. Your loom may differ.
So check each end for continuity and voltage.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 06, 2016 7:06 pm 
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Jason wrote:
Yes. Otherwise the coil doesn't get enough voltage and it runs pants.

You need to wire it up like the picture.
You will need to check your connections as your loom looks a little different to how I remember the one on my wife's Ghia.
I don't remember there being multiple wires going from each end of the connectors. Your loom may differ.
So check each end for continuity and voltage.

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sorry, i don't want to make errors. Do i replace the grey wire (ballast resistor) with a normal cable?


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 06, 2016 8:15 pm 
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As I recall, you wire the dizzy plug into those two ends.
But as I said. You will have to check those wires out yourself.

I used the dizzy plug and wires for the coil from an xr2 loom I had spare.
As I recall, I used that into those two ends where the ballast resistor was and I used part of the xr2 loom plugged into the condenser plug. But I don't remember for sure.
If you look at the wiring, it is fairly obvious.

If you were closer, I could help more.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 06, 2016 8:26 pm 
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Just thought.

You don't "need" to use part of an xr2 loom. I used that as it is what I had to hand at the time.

I think I remember it now..
You can get a 3 pin mini timer socket. That is the plug for the distributor.
A small wiring change to the loom to break into the negative coil wire is all that is needed as I recall and wire the earth wire from the dizzy plug to the bulkhead.

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Yes you just remove the the larger section(ballast resist)from the cable(which reduces the power from 12v to 9v so you don't need this voltage reduction anymore and just extend this wire to the positive side of the new 12v coil this wire comes from the ign switch and is therefore live switched


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 11, 2016 11:43 pm 
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Checked the wiring on my missus Ghia.
The 12v ignition live wire on the 3 pin mini timer socket for the dizzy connects to BOTH ends of the wires where the grey ballast resistor was removed.

You can break into the coil negative wire and an earth or add your own.

But as I mentioned . please check it out before hand in case there are differences between our UK wiring and what you have. I wouldn't expect anything drastically different. But best to check. Just in case.

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