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Offline Churchwarden

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Electronic Ignition for a 1951 Mark V
« on: 15 Aug 2016 at 20:51 »
I have recently returned my Mark V to the road following 40 plus year of storage and am in the process of coming to terms with its foibles.   I suspect that my principal problem lies with the Magdyno as it is unreliable.   Should I have it completely refurbished as original or introduce electronic ignition?   I would be interested to hear of members experience and advice.   Of the manufacturers offering this facility I feel most comfortable with "Thorspark" as it actually illustrates the very Magdyno on the bike and I understand that the ignition kit is contained completely within the magneto end cap.
However, if I am going to take this route, I want to make sure that it is the best option available.

Offline eden1941

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Re: Electronic Ignition for a 1951 Mark V
« Reply #1 on: 19 Aug 2016 at 14:58 »
I fitted this system to my Mk5 and it works very well.It is easy to fit with no modifications needed[slight mod to plastic end cap for wire to exit]and you need to make a bracket to mount the coil.This system retains the manual adv/retard.

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Re: Electronic Ignition for a 1951 Mark V
« Reply #2 on: 25 Aug 2016 at 16:01 »
Thanks for your very helpful reply - I've just placed an order for it!

 

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