Hello, my S2 6-cylinder has a slight intermittent misfire so I decided it was time to replace the ignition wear items, because I don’t know when they had been replaced by the previous owner. I ordered new cap, rotor, points, condenser from SNG and of course the new cap has screw in terminals. I didn’t know my car has push in spark plug terminals until I went to replace the cap.
So do I convert the car back to screw in terminals or is there a quality cap with push in terminals? The cap on the car now came from somewhere so they must have been available at some time.
It’s your car so you should do whatever you want to do.
I like the look of the twist on wires so that is what I have, including the bow tie style twist on connectors for the spark plugs on my 1969 E-Type FHC.
I can go either way but I would stay with the push in just because I wouldn’t have to convert the plug leads. Although if it is a hassle to find the push in type cap I might as well go back to the original type screw in cap.
I still haven’t found a supplier for the push in type leads.
Given your handle this might be near & dear to the heart - order yourself a distributor cap for a TR6. It will have the push-in leads you’re looking for. That’s what I use and they’re easy to source - maybe even at your FLAPS.
Get with Mike Frank at CoolCat. I’ve used his 8mm push in wires for years with no problem. Mike is a good source for all things E Type. Go to his page and buy everything is offers. The distributor is available from all the usual’s.
Ah yes, I should have realized the same -or near enough- distributor was used by other cars. I’ve bought from Cool Cat previously when I replaced the ignition warning lamp relay with one of theirs.
A couple of my local club members have TR6s. I’ll get with them and see if anyone has a spare cap while I order one.
Thanks for the replies. You fellows are most helpful.
It never occurred to me to keep a particular style of cap, because of the way it looked: that said, I had to fiddle fart around with so many of those things, that if I never see another one on a car I have to deal with in my lifetime, I’m good!
Well my 1969 E-Type FHC had the twist on cap and wires when I bought it in 2002 and I have seen no reason to change the style in the past 21 years when I replaced the cap and wires over the years. If it ain’t broke then don’t mess with it.