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Pint Size Projects — The Distributor

While we are on the subject of Lucas electrics, let’s take a look at some of the components. A vital, but often neglected item is the distributor. This hard working gadget often performs faultlessly for decades, but may very well be in need of servicing. The distributor is a fairly simple mechanical device that has…

Austin Healey Distributor Timing
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Distributor Timing

Many of you have heard one of my favorite expressions “Timing, … timing is everything!” Well, this month that’s just what I want to talk about. And, maybe a few things more. How many of you BJ8 owners have rebuilt your engine? A few probably. When you put the distributor back in after the rebuild,…

Tech Q&A: Fall 2006

By Kelvin Dodd Sorting Out Distributors Q. There seems to be a lot of different options on the market for electronic ignition conversions and distributors, and it gets pretty confusing. Can you break it down to basics? A. The Lucas 25D type distributor was made obsolete by Lucas in 1974; from then on the new 45D type unit was…

Mallory Dual-Point Distributor Conversion

There are a number of good reasons why you should consider replacing your Lucas distributor with a Mallory Dual-Point distributor. First, accurate ignition timing is often one of the most overlooked areas of engine performance and tuning, and your car’s original Lucas distributor might just not be up to the task anymore. MG T series…

Tech Tip – Distributor Breaker Points

From Moss Motoring 1984 Function: The function of the points is to make and break the electrical circuit to the coil. Each time the points open, the circuit is broken, causing the magnetic field around the ignition coil to collapse. When this field collapses, a high voltage spark is created that fires the spark plug….

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