[I guess I could go into a long story at this point, but I’ll save that 'til later for now, my current problem … ]
I have a '72 (V-12), and the distributor from hell. First, one of the
mounting brackets on the outside of the housing where the screw goes
through broke. Vicarage rummaged up a new housing, and then after a
couple of years of working on other cars, I finally got back to the
jag, whereupon yet another part, this one plastic (I think it is the
pick up) and brittle with age, it also cracked where the screw goes
in. More time passes…
This part, Lucas part 54419381, seems to no longer exist anywhere.
(I called SICP (nice), Welsh (semi-rude), Terry’s (nice), wrote
Vicarage). The fellow at Terry’s said it was discontinued. Does
anyone know anyone who rebuilds distributors who might have this part?
Somehow I find it very disturbing a crucial element of my car is NLA.
Soooooo… I can probably glue something together, there is no
way I’m going to buy a rebuilt one when I’m one tiny piece of plastic
away from success and for the money I’d go electric. Somehow, gluing
parts of my car together also disturbs me.
I might consider electric ignition, after all the bantering about,
what is recommended for the V-12 engine for ease of use and dependability?
I have an allison system in my volvo which works fine, and was
installed before I bought the car, so I really don’t know much about
them. Obviously, many people think highly of them, and the one
recently mentioned. Would that work in my car (or is it even
Jennifer Joy SBC Technology Resources Austin,TX
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