Electronic Ignition kit for Ford Kent 1600

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Electronic Ignition kit for Ford Kent 1600

Postby Forwardloop on Mon Oct 20, 2014 11:45 pm

Hi all

Can anyone recommend where to get an electronic ignition kit for a 1600 Ford Kent? What is a good option to consider and its related price. I know people suggestion Illumination or Ignitor kits, but who sells them in SA?

Don't feel like the hassle of points especially as I'm running dual webers :roll: . And while the car is naked, I might as well do the conversion.

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Re: Electronic Ignition kit for Ford Kent 1600

Postby Wynand on Tue Oct 28, 2014 5:47 am

Try "Distributor Remanufactures" They have what you are looking for. Tel (011) 615-6666. Address 2 Valonia street, Wynchwood (corner N3 highway)
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Re: Electronic Ignition kit for Ford Kent 1600

Postby Forwardloop on Sat Nov 01, 2014 4:51 pm

Thanks Wynand. Gave them a ring, and they can modify the existing distributor to electronic. But for a near similar price, I can get a new electronic distributor, HT leads and coil from the UK (http://www.simonbbc.com/bundle-deals/hi ... ri-Cortina).

Seems like electronic ignition and Ford Kent parts in general are starting to becoming limited in SA. Well at least in Cape Town area.
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Re: Electronic Ignition kit for Ford Kent 1600

Postby wacky wayne on Sat Nov 01, 2014 5:02 pm

hi why dont you convert a vw golf distributor , i had one in my nissan 1400 motor it was a pretty straight fwd mod to carry out , or you could fit the guts of the golf unit into youre dizzy ,
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Re: Electronic Ignition kit for Ford Kent 1600

Postby BradW on Sat Nov 01, 2014 5:56 pm

Forwardloop wrote:Thanks Wynand. Gave them a ring, and they can modify the existing distributor to electronic. But for a near similar price, I can get a new electronic distributor, HT leads and coil from the UK (http://www.simonbbc.com/bundle-deals/hi ... ri-Cortina).

Seems like electronic ignition and Ford Kent parts in general are starting to becoming limited in SA. Well at least in Cape Town area.


Hi Phil

We are looking at bringing some of these X Flow bundle deals in with our next shipment, drop me an email or keep an eye on the website for pricing in the next week or so.
Our next UK shipment will be here in the next two weeks.

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Re: Electronic Ignition kit for Ford Kent 1600

Postby Gabe on Tue Nov 04, 2014 7:42 am

I receintly rebuilded my Kent X Flow, parts are scarce in SA, in the UK, you can buy almost anything related to a X Flow, ( if you have the moollah) Stick to Brad, as soon as his bundle of goodies arrive you will be surprised at what you can get for your X Flow. Cheers Gabe
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Re: Electronic Ignition kit for Ford Kent 1600

Postby BradW on Fri Nov 14, 2014 9:46 am

Hi

I will have the Powerspark units for Ford XFlow before the end of the month, I'm only bringing a few in so best to put your name on one early if you are interested
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Ford X Flow Crossflow performance HT leads 10mm Red Escort Fiesta Capri Cortina

Developed to replace the troublesome points system with a modern magnetic pick-up giving you a more reliable and effective ignition system. This distributor comes with our signature performance module specifically designed tested and built in our UK workshop to ensure your engine performs at it's peak.

The all new Powercor 10mm race leads with exclusive metallic inductance EMI suppressed conductor and stainless steel windings fully exposed (for metal to metal contact) precisely spaced at 200 turns per inch over ferromagnetic core.

High voltage and low resistance gives a much more powerful and accurate spark and therefore is ideal for high energy requirements. Equivalent = Lucas DLB198.
•Complete POWERSPARK ™ Electronic distributor
•Matching high energy Coil
•10mm Red Powercor HT leads
•Fitted with the POWERMAX ™ red rotor arm
•Instructions
•1 Year Warranty

Price will be R 3,495 inc VAT

Brad
PS for those with calculators and Exchange rates, don't forget 20% import duty, VAT and Shipping and Finance charges :-)
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Re: Electronic Ignition kit for Ford Kent 1600

Postby Forwardloop on Sat Nov 22, 2014 3:19 pm

Thanks for the post Brad, but my impatience got the better of me. Had a friend coming out from the UK at the time of my initial post, so got him to bring me the kit (same one as you are bringing out).

Nice looking piece of kit, so just need to wait now till the engine is back in the car to try it. Hopefully it will make the difference everyone says it does.

One thing to note though, the one HT lead had a dodgy crimp on my kit so be sure to check all those things thoroughly first before installation.
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