Author Topic: Norton Electra Electronic Ignition  (Read 252 times)

Offline ramwing7

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Norton Electra Electronic Ignition
« on: November 08, 2021, 02:11:15 PM »
I recently purchased a Wassel electronic ignition for my 1963 Norton Electra.  To make a long story short, it doesn't fit.

 The mounting holes on the Wassel stator are 2 1/4" center to center.  The mounting holes on the Electra are 2 5/8".  Didn't expect that.

Question is has anyone installed an electronic ignition on an Electra and if so, which one? 
The NOC lists a Boyer ignition for the Electra.  Anybody used that?

If not too inconvenient, could someone measure the distance between the mounting holes on their Electra to see if they are the same as mine?

Thanks.

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Re: Norton Electra Electronic Ignition
« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2021, 04:01:40 PM »
It would be easy enough to make up a bracket. TBH I wouldn't expect a generic ignition module to fit anything without some work.

Wassell stuff doesn't have the best reputation although I used one of their voltage regulators with no problems.
Ian
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Re: Norton Electra Electronic Ignition
« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2021, 05:16:54 PM »
if I'm reading it right the PCD of the original and Wassell stators are considerably different. I don't see any easy way out of that conundrum ???
« Last Edit: November 08, 2021, 10:38:25 PM by Rex »

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Re: Norton Electra Electronic Ignition
« Reply #3 on: November 08, 2021, 09:16:41 PM »
Have you run this problem past Wassell ?

I see that Pazon offer their SureFire ignitions for various models,
and the Norton lightweights kit has a different number to other kits.
So some at least are aware of the differences.