Been awhile since I've been on here. So here is my latest attempt at my DYI electronic ignition system: Now I got a new issue, the car runs great but is a sometimes hard to start. Meaning I can crank and yet at times I seem to have no spark when cranking. This battery is almost 10 years old. I've decided when this battery dies I'm going to convert it to a 12 volt system to do away with all the work arounds I've done just to run certain circuits that have to run on 12 volts. I've got most of what I need. Right now I have a battery charger hooked up and so far the engine will fire within 1 second. The last several times I've cranked it over. I'm wondering if the battery is starting to loose it's CCAs it doesn't have enough balls to spin the engine over fast enough. It doesn't sound like it's struggling to turn over though. Since I've done away with the retard mechanism and run a fixed 4mm BTDC, like the EBZA system, I've heard the purpose of the retard system using points is to make the engine easier to start like with a weak battery. I'm not sure what's up. The engine runs fine otherwise. I had it up to 110 kph with no missfires. Pull into my garage, shut the engine off and it won't start until I hook a battery charger to it. When I check for spark using a timing light I don't seem to have any spark unless I hook a battery charger to the battery.