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NEW DK4A Distributor for Austin 7 and Big 7 £129.95

DK4A Distributor for Austin 7 and Big 7 £129.95

Classic car electronic specialist
Powerspark Ignition has developed a new distributor that's been unavailable for more than 50 years.
Suitable for the Austin 7 and Big 7, the Powerspark D31 Electronic Distributor is a direct replacement for the original DK4A distributor, which was fitted to models built from 19341939, meaning owners of these cars can now buy an off the shelf electronic ignition system complete with the entire distributor.
it has a top entry cap and screw-in acorn connections, and an up to date electronic ignition kit to improve the reliability and consistency of the spark - and therefore starting and running.
www.simonbbc.com

Location: North London

Re: NEW DK4A Distributor for Austin 7 and Big 7 £129.95

seen have been on ebay for a little while now, so has anyone tried and got any feedback from useage?

Nice they have black tops.

Not cheaper direct though, seemingly, despite ebay fees? Perhaps forum discounts

Re: NEW DK4A Distributor for Austin 7 and Big 7 £129.95

See the minutes of the A7CA for april 2017.
Serious discount offered currently to members.

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Re: NEW DK4A Distributor for Austin 7 and Big 7 £129.95

well spotted Nick! (And well done Accuspark)

I note the minutes say 12V only, but accuspark website says 6V too.. which would seem silly if it weren't? Can anyone confirm?

Use accuspark website and the code from minutes if you are a club member....

I see they are involved in the dynamometer project too.

Re: NEW DK4A Distributor for Austin 7 and Big 7 £129.95

And if you do not want, or feel the need to to modify your car, Distributor Doctor can supply complete new original spec units, or the parts you need to rebuild you old one.

Location: NZ

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Re: NEW DK4A Distributor for Austin 7 and Big 7 £129.95

I fitted one of these that I ordered via eBay only a few weeks ago. So far all has been good. It is basically a straight swap and is available for both 6 & 12v cars (it's the same unit for both), slots in nicely and the car fired up first go. I've only done about 25miles since fitting but no complaints so far..

Location: Horsham

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Negative or positive earth?

Location: Rokeby, Victoria, Australia

Re: NEW DK4A Distributor for Austin 7 and Big 7 £129.95

Mine is negative earth although I think they supply for both, but would need to confirm

Location: Horsham

Re: NEW DK4A Distributor for Austin 7 and Big 7 £129.95

Quote: Robbie
Mine is negative earth although I think they supply for both, but would need to confirm



If you have a DK4A in current use on six volts it is easy and relatively inexpensive to convert to electronic using the base plate conversion supplied by Powerspark Ignition of Bromsgrove.
I am on positive earth and fitted their kit last October, costing £45.00 plus VAT. It works well -- great starting and smooth running. ( no, I'm not on commission!)

Charles

Location: Norfolk

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Re: NEW DK4A Distributor for Austin 7 and Big 7 £129.95

Quote: Nicholas Boorman
See the minutes of the A7CA for april 2017.
Serious discount offered currently to members.

Whilst looking for this item I note that the same beast seems to be available from both Accuspark and Powerspark, I also looked at the Association minutes to find a discount code without success, mind you I did only have a blokes look and might need pointing in the right direction by one of those chaps with bumps in their jumpers!
Would there be a preferred supplier and what discount please, if further info is available.
Thanks in anticipation

Location: damp Cotswolds

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Re: NEW DK4A Distributor for Austin 7 and Big 7 £129.95

Jack, I reproduce here the relevant para of the A7CA Business AGM minutes of April 2017 (page 4)

"The ‘Ruby’ distributor (12 volt version only will be available)
with an in-built 12v electronic unit installed within the cap that I showed at our last Meeting has been tested and works well. It is now in production with an initial supply of about 100 units.
The model is: DKY4 and retails at £129.95 incl VAT
. It will be available to Members at £89.95 on web Site:

www.accuspark.co.uk
using Discount Code: club7
(for next 3 months)
-
thanks to BB Classics for this helpful initiative"

Ian Mc.

Location: Shropshire

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Re: NEW DK4A Distributor for Austin 7 and Big 7 £129.95

I guess the other thing which is worth bringing up is the design in relation to the originals. Someone raised the lack of lubrication point in the generic Bosch-type 009 copies which have previously been being converted with a 7 cog, and are available pretty cheaply prior to conversion.

Does this unit address the deficiency?

I don't want to lose my original Lucas, but I don't presently have a spare... and I am curious at being able to compare the physical running characteristics of new and old systems.

Re: NEW DK4A Distributor for Austin 7 and Big 7 £129.95

This one does not have the little lubrication tube on it unfortunately. there is however a screw in about the same position as the lube tube that I'd think could be made to work. When I asked if lubrication was required (as it didn't have the lube tube) I was told you can remove this screw and squirt in a little oil... Shouldn't be too much of a problem to fit the tube and make it look fully authentic..

Location: Horsham

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Quote: Ian McGowan
Jack, I reproduce here the relevant para of the A7CA Business AGM minutes of April 2017 (page 4)

"The ‘Ruby’ distributor (12 volt version only will be available)
with an in-built 12v electronic unit installed within the cap that I showed at our last Meeting has been tested and works well. It is now in production with an initial supply of about 100 units.
The model is: DKY4 and retails at £129.95 incl VAT
. It will be available to Members at £89.95 on web Site:

www.accuspark.co.uk
using Discount Code: club7
(for next 3 months)
-
thanks to BB Classics for this helpful initiative"

Ian Mc.


Does this mean both companies will accept the discount code or just via Accuspark?

Thanks
Steve V.

Location: Polegate, East Sussex, United Kingdom

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Re: NEW DK4A Distributor for Austin 7 and Big 7 £129.95

No idea Stephen! I just knew where to find the info. which I reproduced here. It is of no personal interest to me.

Ian Mc.

Location: Shropshire

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Fair enough Ian.

Steve V

Location: Polegate, East Sussex, United Kingdom

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Re: NEW DK4A Distributor for Austin 7 and Big 7 £129.95

Quote: Ian McGowan
Jack, I reproduce here the relevant para of the A7CA Business AGM minutes of April 2017 (page 4)

"The ‘Ruby’ distributor (12 volt version only will be available)
with an in-built 12v electronic unit installed within the cap that I showed at our last Meeting has been tested and works well. It is now in production with an initial supply of about 100 units.
The model is: DKY4 and retails at £129.95 incl VAT
. It will be available to Members at £89.95 on web Site:

www.accuspark.co.uk
using Discount Code: club7
(for next 3 months)
-
thanks to BB Classics for this helpful initiative"

Ian Mc.

Thank you for the various replies, in particular thank you Ian, unit ordered, discount taken, seems like a cracking price Grommit!

Location: damp Cotswolds

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Re: NEW DK4A Distributor for Austin 7 and Big 7 £129.95

Good afternoon.
My distributor has just arrived sans any information. I am assuming the red wire goes to the coil and the black to earth.
What is the purpose of the large screw? It doesn't appear to do anything but would make an ideal entry point for the oiler.
Regards
Stuart

Location: Staffordshire, the creative county.

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Re: NEW DK4A Distributor for Austin 7 and Big 7 £129.95

Hi Stuart
There was a very basic wiring diagram with mine.. on mine both wires go to the coil, one to get the power for the unit and the other to feed the coil with the "pulse". trouble is I cant remember off the top of my head which colour went where..
The large screw is there for lubrication purposes and I intend on fitting the oiler tube there when I get around to it..
I'll see if I can dig out the wiring diagram I have and send you a copy
cheers
Robbie

Location: Horsham

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Re: NEW DK4A Distributor for Austin 7 and Big 7 £129.95

Many thanks Robbie and Jim, I found the red and black wires counter intuitive as I've a similar device on the MGB, and wouldn't have thought of connecting it across the coil.
Regards
Stuart

Location: Staffordshire, the creative county.

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Re: NEW DK4A Distributor for Austin 7 and Big 7 £129.95

Is there any reason why this shouldn't fit onto a 1930ish coil engine?