From: Dave Edge
Date: Fri, 30 Oct 1998 15:51:08 PST
Subject: [imps] Lumenition

Does anyone have any experience of fitting a lumenition kit to an imp, this would surely do away with all my problems with non std eqpt in my engine bay area.

Tim, I couldn't agree more about the solex carbs. I wouldn't trust them to fuel a lawnmower.

I had an idea about engine jacks, perhaps it will be a bit precarious but I am removing my engine again tomorrow (Yes anyone in the Bristol area is welcome to give me a hand) to fit my brand new Borg and Beck clutch. The idea being that I could bolt a plank to my trolley jack through the hole in the cup and lash the engine onto it.

All bets are welcome on the following predictions for engine removal:
  1. Job will take 30% longer than anticipated (4 hours)
  2. I will sustain bruising to two fingers and three knuckles
  3. Ten individual cuts will appear on my hands as a whole.
  4. Nearly forgot this one, I will discover two other things that I really should do with the engine out but @#$%! it, I will just put it back anyway.


Date: Sat, 31 Oct 1998 08:18:32 EST
Subject: [imps] Re: Lumenition

> Does anyone have any experience of fitting a lumenition kit to an imp

yes i do , i ran one on my IMP from 1973 to 1997 same unit !
I ran another in my clan from 1987 to 1996
it works ok , however the only advantage is that it does away with points , it's not a high power system .
don't try to run a high power coil with it , you will blow the switching transistor , just a normal coil or a Lumenition coil ..( 4 - 5 amps ) some coils today are 30 + amps !

one disadvantage i found , if the battery voltage drops down to around 11 volts it won't start !

They are very reliable as they only contain 5 components inside ....
or should i say used to be , as i guess the current ones are redesigned inside...
Nick ...

From: Paul Williams
Date: Sat, 31 Oct 1998 13:48:41 -0000
Subject: [imps] Re: Lumenition

I normally back the car into the garage, rest the engine on a selection of axle stands/scissor jacks and then roll the car back out onto the drive.
This then lets me work on the engine in relative comfort. All you have to do then is roll the car back onto the engine when you've finished. It also makes it a one-man job.

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