My N13 1.6 carb cut out on my the other week going up a hill, I got towed home and checked the cap and arm and they were ruined (still original parts) I changed them, cranked it over and it spluttered into life and after about 4 minutes of idling it cut out and wouldn't start again.
The coil was only a couple of months old but was leaking the oil out, the resistance seemed okay (1.4ohms) I had 12v direct and 12v from the distributor on the LT side with the ignition on but when cranking over no pulsing. as a precaution I swapped the coil under warranty for a new one.
Cranked it over again and the same thing, ran for about 4 minutes then cut out, I checked with a bulb on the LT to see if it was pulsing when cranking over and it just stayed on with no pulsing.
With this information im guessing the ignition unit inside the distributor has gone, once it warms up a bit it disconnects or something im not sure.
The question is is how easy is this to fix, ive tried finding a new ignition unit and it costs like £150 for one tiny unit. can I make one myself, I work in an R&D dept with an electrical control unit engineer so could probably figure it out.
Alternatively is there a distributor that will fit onto a GA16S? like the GA16I or DE? that would be a lot easier lol! or a distributor with the same internal unit I could buy from the scrap yard and fit to mine?
Any help would be greatly appreciated I hate not having the car lol!
Im going to be taking the distributor off tonight and take it to work for testing and strip it down see it could be anything else but pretty sure its that.