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    Default 404 Electronic Ignition Systems

    I am building a 2L motor with 5 speed transmission for my 404 project.
    Does anyone have experience with electronic ignition?
    I am thinking a system like 123 ignition with a bosch electronic coil.
    I want something simple and reliable.
    Vin

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    Quote Originally Posted by rhino View Post
    I am building a 2L motor with 5 speed transmission for my 404 project.
    Does anyone have experience with electronic ignition?
    I am thinking a system like 123 ignition with a bosch electronic coil.
    I want something simple and reliable.
    Vin
    The 505 SR had an electronic ignition system. They used a Ducellier inductive trigger dissy, high energy coil and a bosch **021(?) module.

    This will be the cheapest option. Check the dissy before you buy it- make sure the advance bellows are intact. Many fail and it's expensive to repair.

    I've heard nothing bad about the last 123 systems. Contact fellow frogger "hawk", Ted, who runs the Melbourne outlet for Ignition 123
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    I have a 123 Ignition unit on my early 2L 504.

    Simple and reliable is exactly what it is - I haven't needed to touch it (though I did fit a new rotor and cap before a trip as preventative maintenance). The engine starts first spin with a little choke from cold, unless it's been sitting long enough for the fuel to drain away.

    Luckily it was fitted before I bought the car - the initial purchase price seems to be the only thing against it. The previous owner raved about how it transformed the car.
    '96 Peugeot 405 SRDT Station Wagon

    '71 Peugeot 504 GL - gone

    '91 Peugeot 205si - gone

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    optospark on my moke 1310 - 1979 to date, one replacement under the warranty (no longer made I think)
    crane cams kit on my r8 bosch dissy - fine (fitted about 10 years ago)
    hot spark kit on my 4CV's 1.4 R5Alpine motor's ducellier - fine so far but only a year's experience
    about to fit a Pertronix kit on my Djet's SEV Marchal dissy (helpful email correspondence with the manufacturer)

    last two are "all in the dissy" assemblies; first two are external "black box". the latter promises better heat dissipation and thus reliability

    Finally, I'd be inclined to learn what coil characteristics (like internal veinstone) the knit works best with & get one. I'd choose a kit that has variable dwell (extended at high rpm). I'd also be inclined to get it set up by a dyno guy.

    cheers! Peter

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