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CraigGTV6

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GTV6 ignition module replacement
« on: July 14, 2019, 04:37:37 PM »
Hello guruís
Weíre taking the GTV6 from NE vic to the Bay to Birdwood this year, and although itís running well, Iíd like to take a few spares Ďjust in caseí....
My biggest worry is the ignition module which is the alloy box type, and is the same age as the car. After extensive searching I canít find a straight replacement. Most parts suppliers list the TIM 017 as the replacement but it looks nothing like the original, and has 7 pins not 6. Iím concerned that Ďon the side of the roadí I may not be able to wire it up, ie a different plug would be required etc.
My questions are:
Is this the correct replacement module?
If it is, How easy is it to swap in on the side of the road?
Should I do it beforehand?
Also, what are other blokes and ladies doing as an ignition upgrade as these old Italian mistresses age?
What other spares should I carry? I have hoses/fuel line, plugs, fuel pump,etc. wondering about coil, rotor etc.
Car is 1/85, 2.5L
Any help much appreciated; thanks in advance!!


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Re: GTV6 ignition module replacement
« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2019, 06:29:54 PM »
A TM117 is compatible with the original allow box you will need to purchase a 7 pin female connector to replace the original six pin connector or you can make a patch cable that will enable you to swap between the two modules by simply pulling from one module and connecting the other.
« Last Edit: July 15, 2019, 05:46:12 AM by sportiva »
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sportiva

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Re: GTV6 ignition module replacement
« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2019, 07:07:26 PM »
 This AlfaBB thread has a description on how to connect between the original six pin and the 7pin Bosch connectors it is a long winded 6-page argument about how the TM117 is the wrong Module that ends with a post by me. Post 10 shows how connect between the two modules
www.alfabb.com/bb/forums/alfetta-gtv6-1972-1986/508138-ignition-control-module-amplifier-spark-box-82-a.html
« Last Edit: July 14, 2019, 07:22:35 PM by sportiva »
3.0 GTV6 156JTS X2

75 2.5
2.0 Alfetta Sportiva #22
1.8 Alfetta
1.2 alfasud
2 75 parted out
15 alfettas parted
10 gtv parted
5 alfasuds parted

Car forums usually have more philosophers than practitioners

CraigGTV6

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Re: GTV6 ignition module replacement
« Reply #3 on: July 14, 2019, 09:11:23 PM »
Thanks, Sportiva, that sounds like what I want. I can see whatís going on there and the best bet would be to have it all done before I leave and it would be a simple removal of the patch cable and plug into the new module. Happy days.
I would need both a male ( for the patch lead ) and a female ( for the loom connection ) connector.
Are these a readily obtainable thing? I mean, is the 7 pin connector a common/universal part?
Anything else I should look at carefully before I leave? I need to be as self sufficient as possible as I donít think the RACV or SA equivalent would be any help, apart from towing...
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sportiva

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Re: GTV6 ignition module replacement
« Reply #4 on: July 15, 2019, 08:24:02 AM »
This company in Melbourne has then in stock for about $22 each
www.efihardware.com/products/c450/EFI-Connectors-with-7-Pins
You might consider a spare dual relay
3.0 GTV6 156JTS X2

75 2.5
2.0 Alfetta Sportiva #22
1.8 Alfetta
1.2 alfasud
2 75 parted out
15 alfettas parted
10 gtv parted
5 alfasuds parted

Car forums usually have more philosophers than practitioners

CraigGTV6

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Re: GTV6 ignition module replacement
« Reply #5 on: Today at 10:04:49 AM »
Thanks sportiva,
Ordered today!

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Re: GTV6 ignition module replacement
« Reply #6 on: Today at 12:14:08 PM »
If not already done, replace ALL ignition leads, replace distributor cap and replace distributor rotor.

A multimeter with fresh quality batteries, full set of fuses, assorted bits of wire, crimp lugs, crimpers, heat sink paste, and insulation tape.
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