Since getting this car, it has given me an annoyance…
This annoyance has either been a constant misfire when on the original engine.
Or, on the new engine, a reluctance to pull at full throttle.
To be honest it drove OK on light to mid throttle albeit with a bit of spluttering.
After the carb rebuild I decided to check through the ignition system – even going to the point of ordering a new (simplified) system from Motorsport Electronics called Nodiz.
Today I decided to check through the old ignition system (Megajolt) and fit the first batch of parts supplied as part of the kit from Motorsport Electronics.
I worked through all of the wiring to and from the Ford EDIS unit – and although not particularly pretty – it was all good. Note: Nodiz does away with the EDIS and reduces wiring and complexity – but removes the (handy, but who cares) limp-home capability of EDIS.
I then fitted the very nice thick new Plug leads – hand made by a nice fella from eBay, and the nice beefy coil pack from Motorsport Electronics. The old coil pack had cracked around 2 of the mounting holes.
After fitting and some plug fettling and terminal tightening – I took the car for a spin… WOW!!! it’s so awesome.
I can honestly say – it has not been right since the day I collected it – but it flaming well is now. Not a hint of a splutter, misfire, or hesitation at any throttle angle at any speed in the rev range. And it pulls like a steam train.
It has made me so so excited for the summer and a trip to Le Mans.
Water Pump (Noisy since new Alternator).
Thermostat Housing (leaking – Standard).
Gear Selector Saddle (Tighten Gear Change).
Reverse Switch (Not working).
Remove all Carpet and make something new.
Brake Fluid Change.