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  1. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    Hi all, I took the plunge and decided to try an electronic ignition module to replace my points on 1600DP with SVDA and 34PICT3. (not for performance just convenience purposes!) Not had much luck so far, fitted it as per instructions and not sure if i'm doing something wrong. Can't get the...
  2. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    The distributor on my 1300 Twinport Beetle is playing up, and I need to get a new one. But I can't decide which one to get. Im going to fit electronic ignition to it (swap my current electronic ignition over). Anyone got any opinions on this? Thanks!
  3. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    Can anyone help me with testing my electronic ignition. I do not have a spark at the plug, so started to test the L.T side as described in this link http://www.nls.net/mp/volks/htm/spark.htm I get Batt Voltage at the + side of the coil so thats ok, but i get the same reading at the Neg side of...
  4. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    Hi all, I'm popping up north to do some work on my van (it's in storage about 100 miles from where I live) and as well as some welding, I'd like to get to the bottom of a distributor problem I have. years ago the engine cut out as I was driving, called the AA and between us we discovered that...
  5. Chat/Discussion
    By that I mean, why does anyone still use points in their ignition? Modern electronic systems are very reliable, so the "so I can fix it by the side of the road" excuse doesn't cut it. For about £50 it has to be the best mod for any car, let alone a VW. So tell me, why the points? Do you have a...
  6. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    Just rebuilt my engine and it wont start. Just turns over then back fires. I have methodically worked through things and there is no spark when I earth plud 1 & 3. I have new leads arm and cap. I burnt out the old points so fitted electronic ignition prior to the engine letting go. All I can see...
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