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Post by Roger Pennington » Tue May 01, 2018 11:41 am

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You should be fine using the "new" non-ballast coil you've got and do away with the ballast as previously mentioned. If you're in any doubt, I'll see about popping in one evening?
Yes, if you've got a non-ballast coil, use that. That's what I did with the Yellow Peril - the ballast failed (on an almost 300 mile trip), and I couldn't buy another on the spot, but I could get a 12v coil, so I swapped the coil and carried on. Subsequently tidied up the wiring to suit the 12v coil, and it's been running non-ballasted ever since. :)


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Post by Tinker man » Tue May 01, 2018 12:55 pm

Thanks Phil, Roger.

i have done just that. 12v coil on swapped some leads, taken the ballast out of the picture completely and away she goes! and no need for the ignition bypass wire either. so great result. thanks for the offer Phil, but this time i managed to sort it. but i am sure there will be other occasions in the not too distant future. :lol:

tyres have arrived and need fitting. reversing lights still not playing, so need to get underneath to the switch.

brake lights also now both same brightness, seems sorting the earths for the hazards has done the trick. another result.

in terms of MOT stuff to do from the fail list the car came with, i am on the home stretch....

thanks again to those helping.

best regards, Ian.


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Post by philhoward » Tue May 01, 2018 1:04 pm

Nice work, Ian :D

I have a feeling it's the same switch that does both the inhibitor and reverse light functions on a C3?


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Post by Tinker man » Tue May 01, 2018 4:22 pm

Hi Phil,

yes from what i have read that seems to be the case. there is some voltage to the revering lights, but when under load it disappears completely. its definitely live and not earth problem as we have run leads to the bulbs to confirm. need to get underneath and start some waggling i think.. but that is for another day. off to France with work for 2 days now. tyres being fitted tomorrow hopefully for inspection on my return.

even treated the old girl to a vacuuming this afternoon. looks a lot better.

only real issue is the choke fittings. no takers on here so may have to bite the bullet and get a new carb, unless we can fashion some sort of linkage here at work.

will keep you posted and fingers crossed can get the MOT booked very soon.

best, Ian.


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Post by philhoward » Tue May 01, 2018 5:00 pm

If you’ve got some voltage with a DMM, then you stand a chance it’s just mucky connections (a bit of a theme!).


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Post by Tinker man » Wed May 02, 2018 11:48 am

well today is a good day.....

PASSED MOT..

enough said.

thanks for all your help on here. plenty more to come i guess but great news.


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Post by philhoward » Wed May 02, 2018 11:59 am

Well done, Ian :hurrah: :hurrah: :hurrah:


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Post by Roger Pennington » Wed May 02, 2018 12:35 pm

Well done, a great result! :D


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Post by Tinker man » Fri May 04, 2018 8:23 am

Morning all,

Slight issue. Maiden voyage home and all well for 10 miles. Then stutter, but mild. Coil is very hot. As above I have changed ballast and ballast coil set up for 12v coil and no ballast. Coil was from accuspark set up that I haven’t fitted. Any ideas? Is it wrong type 12v coil? I have new ballast and old coil I could swap back to to try.... just wondered if it’s likely I have a wire wrong or the wrong type of coil. Otherwise goes a treat!

Thanks in advance, ian


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Post by philhoward » Fri May 04, 2018 8:31 am

I didn't look closely at the coil, but sometimes coils are listed as 12V even if they're meant to be a ballast unit. I just had a quick look on the Accuspark site and a blue coil is a ballast (which they could have supplied if it's "fits Scimitar"), and a red one a non-ballast: http://www.accuspark.co.uk/coils.html - I think yours is blue?...


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Post by Tinker man » Fri May 04, 2018 11:43 am

:oops: :oops: :oops:

i am such an idiot... thanks Phil. i will put the new ballast on later and that should sort it.

idiot. me not you. :roll:

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Post by philhoward » Fri May 04, 2018 12:11 pm

Glad to be of help :wink:


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Post by Tinker man » Fri May 04, 2018 12:33 pm

and its very much appreciated. iPhone certainly improves the paint job...

in reality its filthy and multi coloured!


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Post by rebel alliance » Fri May 04, 2018 1:56 pm

But still a bargain 😊



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Post by scimjim » Fri May 04, 2018 4:10 pm

What engine’s in the ex-military series? Those pipes aren’t standard :D


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