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« on: October 21, 2019, 10:55:50 PM »

I've been giving some thought recently to the ignition side of the 2000 Beta motor I am so laboriously rebuilding, and was wondering if there is a fairly simple (plug and play would be lovely) alternative to the block-mounted distributor on the carb 2000 model. Ideally I would like a unit that provided the standard advance curve (or allowed it to be programmed in), with the option to modify it to a degree (pardon the pun).

It would obviously also need to provide the distributor function but would all be done in solid state, rather than using counterweights and springs. Does such a thing exist, and if so does anyone have any recommendations? It would also need to interface with the MSD Ignition box and coil I have and am intending to fit. My Beta is one of the later S2FL models with electronic ignition, but still uses the block-mounted dizzie.

I'm a complete dunce on these matters, so apologies if what I'm asking is painfully obvious...
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« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2019, 07:36:27 AM »

Do Eric Weston's mods involve a non block distributor? (Eric?)
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« Reply #2 on: October 22, 2019, 05:09:47 PM »

I think I would ask H & H Ignition services - they converted my dizzie to contactless while refurbing it and am sure they would do more high tech options, but yes, Eric is an invaluable source of course.

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« Reply #3 on: October 26, 2019, 06:18:29 PM »

I've contacted H&H ignition and they sound as if they can do exactly what is needed, even subtly tweaking the internal mechanism to take advantage of any engine mods I will have done. They say that the distributor will be returned to absolutely as new condition. Thanks for the heads-up! I'd still like to hear what Eric has to say on this, and be made aware of any programmable options, but at least I know I can return the distributor to as-new condition, with the option of some tweaks.
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1980 Lancia Beta Spider 2000 (S2FL)
2002 VW Transporter T4
2017 KTM Duke 690R
2008 Aprilia SL1000 Falco
1992 Ducati 888 SP3
1988 Honda VFR750F
1980 Yamaha RD350LC
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