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TIM-6 Basic Kit

 

For use with 6 volt batteries (or 4.8 minimum to 7 volts maximum) on any engine type. 

Kit contains: (1) TIP42C Transistor, (1) 2N2907A Transistor, (4) Resistors, (1) LED Timing Light, (1) 3 Amp. 40 volt reverse polarity protection diode, (1) Hall Effect Magnetic Sensor, (1) Rare Earth Magnet, (1) Drilled Printed Circuit Board, Complete assembly and installation instructions.. 

The circuit board is approximately 1.35" wide by 1.70" long. Just to the left of the circuit board is the Hall Effect sensor and the dot just above it is the rare earth magnet which is just 1/8" in diameter and 1/16" thick (3.2mm x 1.6mm).

Note: Due to component changes, some PCB holes may need to be drilled slightly larger. 

TIM-6 Deluxe Kit

Same as above, except also includes a PCB Screw Type Terminal Strip for ease of connecting or removing your battery, coil, and other wires.  Also available fully assembled and tested for $40.00.  Click the down-arrow in the order box below.

 



 
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Electronic Buzz Coil

  

What's a "buzz coil"?  It's very similar to the TIM-6 ignition module except that instead of generating one spark for each power stroke, the buzz coil can generate dozens for each power stroke (200 per second - duration depends on the "dwell angle").  This greatly improves combustion for slower hit-and-miss or older engines that may not have much compression.   The new PCB is slightly larger than Jerry's original and displays part outlines and labels for easier assembly.  Also included are wire terminal blocks to make wire hookup much easier.

The "Buzz Coil" is so named because old units (i.e. Ford's Model T) were mechanical that also incorporated the coil, and they "buzzed" when they were activated.  Our "Buzz Coil" replaces the mechanical relay of the old units.  A separate coil is still required.

For use with 6 to 12 volt batteries and coils.

Kit contains: (1) NTE2312 Transistor or equivalent, (1) NTE24 Transistor,  (2) 2N2907A Transistors, (12) Resistors, (1) LED Timing Light, (1) LM555CN Timer IC or equivalent, (3) Capacitors, (1) Drilled Printed Circuit Board, (2) Screw Terminal Blocks, Complete assembly and installation instructions. 

The circuit board is approximately 1-1/2" wide by 2-1/2" long.  Since many builders connect these to their "points" system, the kit does NOT include a Hall sensor or magnet as these may not be needed.  However, if you are not using "points", be sure to order a Hall and magnet from the "Ignition Systems" menu.  Order an extra Hall sensor and magnet if you wish to use the "spark saver" option.

For hit & miss engines, order an extra Hall sensor and magnet if you wish to use the "spark saver" option.  This feature prevents the ignition from firing while the engine is "coasting", greatly increasing the life of your battery (details included in the accompanying instructions).

Also available assembled and tested for $55.00.  Click on down-arrow in order box below.


 
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"My engine is now running and wow what a difference, like a different engine, runs smoothly and never miss fires as it did with the old system and stop, really impressed with this Hall system and many thanks for all your help and answering my questions and supplying the parts so I could fit one." - Ian


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