FITTING, 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!
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
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
> How do you wire the (Positive Earth) Powerspark kit?
OR just watch the video for negative earth:
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 ENGINE IDENTIFICATION
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
ROTOR ARMS AND POWERMAX TECHNOLOGY
> What is a Powermax Rotor Arm?
Where can I find instructions on the Sparkrite SX4000 Switchable Electronic Ignition Kit?
> The Sparkrite SX4000 – What it does, and how to install it
DYNALITE - DYNAMO TO ALTERNATOR CONVERSION
How do I know which model of dynalite I need for my vehicle?
> How to: identify your required Dynalite model
How do I fit wheel spacers?
How do I know which wheel spacers I need?
> How to: Find wheel spacers or adapters to suit your car
How do I jump start my car?