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Newtronic Electronic Ignition

Postby irco » 05 Oct 2021 22:56

My recently purchased TR7 V8 has Newtronic Electronic Ignition fitted. Anybody out there fitted the same unit & still have the original installation instructions/manual. If so a scanned copy would be much appreciated.
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Re: Newtronic Electronic Ignition

Postby CamGTS » 06 Oct 2021 09:10

does this help http://www.triumphspitfire.com/images/p ... Page_2.pdf
Used to be called Piranha so an internet search should find it
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Re: Newtronic Electronic Ignition

Postby irco » 06 Oct 2021 09:38

Thanks for that, much appreciated. Gives me a better idea of what's supposed to be connected to where. :D
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Re: Newtronic Electronic Ignition

Postby irco » 11 Oct 2021 08:05

A further question for any body able to help. Is the cover of the Newtronic Module removable? Looks like there are a couple of tight fitting push in blanking plugs which may or may not be able to be prised out to uncover fixing screws. See photo. ( Not my unit but a photo copied from the interweb for reference purposes) I've tried poking with a sharp implement but to no avail. Don't want to force the issue & break something.
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Re: Newtronic Electronic Ignition

Postby Beans » 11 Oct 2021 19:57

Why do you want to open it?

As for the wiring;
White wire goes to ignition switch;
Yellow to coil terminal that connects to distributor (remove wire between coil and dizzy);
Blue is earth wire.
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Re: Newtronic Electronic Ignition

Postby irco » 12 Oct 2021 08:58

Thanks for answer.
Reason for wanting to remove cover is I assume the unit is screwed to the bulkhead & I may want to remove it at some point, to reposition it or clean/paint panel behind it. Not an urgent requirement but I like to be prepared. There are no external fixing screws visible.
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Re: Newtronic Electronic Ignition

Postby Beans » 12 Oct 2021 18:11

Mine was fitted many moons ago, and came with a double sided adhesive foam tape to the back of the unit.
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1980 TR7 DHC (my first car, a.k.a. Kermette)
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Re: Newtronic Electronic Ignition

Postby irco » 13 Oct 2021 08:03

Ah, ok. Thanks for the reply.
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Re: Newtronic Electronic Ignition

Postby dursleyman » 14 Oct 2021 14:56

Early ones were screwed on with a couple of self tappers but all the later ones use the double sided tape.
I have the fitting and testing instructions if you need them:-

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1j21gq9 ... sp=sharing
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1MxhIeW ... sp=sharing
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Re: Newtronic Electronic Ignition

Postby irco » 15 Oct 2021 08:26

Thanks for that, much appreciated.
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