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PostPost by: LaikaTheDog » Fri May 17, 2019 1:34 pm

hi
the world is advancing...just came across this: a bluetooth enabled distributor so you can control timing from your smartphone...and add a PIN to your car for security !!

https://123ignitionusa.com/bt-tune-for- ... aspirated/

Although my link goes to the USA they are actually a company based in the netherlands:

http://www.123ignition.nl/products.phtml
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PostPost by: Davidb » Fri May 17, 2019 3:27 pm

I played with one of these in a friends XK150. It was very easy to adjust the timing from a cell phone while he was driving.
However, having just had a Pertronix distributor quit totally while on an event I have to wonder just how much can go wrong with something with this much complexity?
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PostPost by: Slowtus » Fri May 17, 2019 4:13 pm

LaikaTheDog wrote:hi
the world is advancing...just came across this: a bluetooth enabled distributor so you can control timing from your smartphone...and add a PIN to your car for security !!

https://123ignitionusa.com/bt-tune-for- ... aspirated/

Although my link goes to the USA they are actually a company based in the netherlands:

http://www.123ignition.nl/products.phtml


$509?

I paid less than that for TWO Mk1 Lotus Cortinas back in the day. :D
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PostPost by: richardcox_lotus » Fri May 17, 2019 4:42 pm

123 have been around a while - search the forum for issues and / or performance reviews.

A good option if you’re looking for a new distributor, but as you say, not that cheap !
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PostPost by: Mazzini » Fri May 17, 2019 4:51 pm

I have a couple of these, one fitted to my S3 the other on my Sprint. They've been in operation for over a year and have performed flawlessly.

I take my cars to Bogg Brothers rolling road, Mr. Bogg is eighty-three years old and as sharp as a man half his age. He was ever so tickled when I showed him how to change the timing on my phone.
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PostPost by: Elanman68 » Sat May 18, 2019 4:39 pm

I like the idea. Whereabouts or from whom did you source your distributors, here in UK?
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PostPost by: Mazzini » Sat May 18, 2019 5:03 pm

I bought them straight off the Dutch website.

Forgot to mention that the distributors have an anti theft feature making it impossible to start the car until the feature is disabled.
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PostPost by: Elanman68 » Sat May 18, 2019 5:28 pm

Ok, that's great thanks. I saw the anti theft feature and the soft rev limiter. I'll add one to the 'to do' list. :D
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