FAQ & HOW TO

Welcome to the Powerspark helper pages.

Below you should find links to everything you could ever need to know about our products, including fitting guides and 'how to' articles. 

If you aren't able to find what you're looking for, please do let us know, we'd love to ensure this knowledge database is complete!

WHICH ELECTRONIC IGNITION KIT DO I NEED?

How can I tell which electronic ignition kit I need for my Bosch distributor?

How to: Identify Your Bosch Distributor points and find an electronic replacement

 FITTING ELECTRONIC IGNITION

How do I fit Powerspark Electronic Ignition?

How to install a Powerspark Electronic Ignition Kit

How to install a Distributor

How to install a V8 Distributor 

FITTING GUIDES BY DISTRIBUTOR MODEL

Where can I find specific instructions for my distributor?

In depth distributor specific instructions for installing your Powerspark Electronic Ignition Kit

IDENTIFYING YOUR DISTRIBUTOR

How can I tell what distributor is fitted to my car?

How to: Identify Your Distributor

ROVER V8 - EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW

I have a car powered by a Rover V8, which distributor do I need?

How to: Identify Early and Late Rover V8 Distributors

I have a Rover V8 engine, which ignition kit do I need?

How to: Identify variants of the Rover V8 ignition kit

I have a TVR, is it powered by a Rover V8?

How to: Identify which engine powers your TVR

MINI A SERIES

I have a Mini but am not sure if it is A Series / A +, how can I find out?

How To: Tell the difference between Mini A Series / A + Engines

POSITIVE EARTH - GENERAL OVERVIEW

How do I fit Powerspark Positive Earth Electronic Ignition?

Powerspark Positive Earth PLUS Ignition Kit Installation Guide

How do I convert my car from positive to negative ignition?

How to: Convert a car from +ve / -ve Earth

BALLAST AND BALLAST RESISTORS

What if my car has a ballast resistor?

How to: Understand ballast resistors, what they do and why

I have an MGB think my car may have a ballast resistor, how can I tell?

How to: Understand ballast resistors and the MGB and find out if your car has one

TROUBLESHOOTING

I have no spark – what should I do?

No Spark – Guide for Negative Earth Distributors

How do I time my engine?

How to: Static time your ignition

How to: Use a Powerspark timing light

How can I diagnose problems with my spark?

How to: Diagnose faulty spark plugs

SPARKRITE SX4000

Where can I find instructions on the Sparkrite SX4000 Switchable Electronic Ignition Kit?

The Sparkrite SX4000 – What it does, and how to install it

DYNAMATOR - DYNAMO TO ALTERNATOR CONVERSION 

How do I know which model of dynamator I need for my vehicle?

How to: identify your required dynamator model

WHEEL SPACERS

How do I fit wheel spacers?

How to: Fit wheel spacers

How do I know which wheel spacers I need?

How to: Find wheel spacers or adapters to suit your car

JUMP STARTING

How do I jump start my car?

How to: Jump start your vehicle