Allen Scythe 25C Electronic Ignition

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    raymondclark0
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    Hello I have an Allen Scythe with a Villiers 25C engine (the two stroke version). The condenser and points need replacing, but instead I’m considering upgrading it to electronic ignition. I saw another post where someone mentioned they upgraded one and managed to somehow retain the speed governor – does anyone have any further information on this please? Thanks in advance. Ray.

    #34958

    andyfrost
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    I can’t fathom out how that is possible , if you just need it as a working machine , it won’t come to any harm , with CAREFUL use , to use it without the electronic govenor.

    Andy.

    #34959

    wristpin
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    That post was mine and referred to a conversion that my late business partner and I did in the early 80s. Having done a straight forward conversion we found the revs somewhat difficult to control. After a bit of head scratching we repurposed the existing points to act as a switch in the feed from the electronic module. The passage of time doesn’t help with remembering exactly What we did but as far as I can remember we considered it to be successful.

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    raymondclark0
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    Ahh I thought it might be something along those lines, I’ll have a look into it. Thanks.

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