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Re: [Mgs] Installing a Crane XR 700 electronic ignition - tips?

Subject: Re: [Mgs] Installing a Crane XR 700 electronic ignition - tips?
From: David Ambrose <>
Date: Wed, 31 Mar 2010 10:08:33 -0700
On 3/31/2010 7:39 AM, Mark Wise wrote:
> Hi all...
> I have a 1980 MGB that I will be attempting to get back on the road
> after a rather long hiatus (more on that later).  One step in this
> process will be to install a Crane XR700 ignition system.  For those of
> you who have attempted this, any advice, tips, or warnings?  :-)
I installed mine with the existing cap and rotor. They were in good 
condition and recently replaced anyway. I do NOT miss screwing around 
with points.

The only unfortunate side effect of the electronic ignition is that the 
tach is off. There are some ways to fix that, but I can't remember what 
they are. Maybe somebody else knows?
> The installation instructions suggest that I also replace the coil,
> rotor and cap, spark plug wires, and spark plugs.  Any advice on the
> make for these (specifically the coil)?
I suspect this is to save them tech support calls. If your cap, coil and 
rotor are in good condition, you should be fine.

Dave Ambrose

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