MGB electronic ignition

MGB electronic ignition



Original Poster:

14 posts

33 months

Thursday 20th May
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Hi all

Reccomendations for a points replacement 'hall effect' type module for '78 MGB. I got one of these:

.. but it's hopeless. On the timing marks the car runs like a John Deere and only way to get it to run is to rorate right out of where it should be, but this then causes starting issues. Local garage, who know their classics, are as bemused as me.

Thought about getting a brand new 45D ( ) and sticking a module in. Apparently the electronic ones sold by the popular MGB suppliers are no good either - cheap copies??

I was put onto Distributor Doctor but the price is a bit steep. Sure they're great but it's a bit of a sledgehammer to crack a nut for a standard MGB.

Help please!

Edited by MSHolme13 on Thursday 20th May 16:29


1,827 posts

198 months

Wednesday 16th June
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Apologies for not replying earlier, I've been trying to remember what I had fitted. Which is probably a clue how faultless it has been. I'm using a 1-2-3 ignition distributor, once fitted and set that has been all it has needed and it looks original.


207 posts

124 months

Accuspark module, been using one for years and 10's of thousands of miles. Never a problem.