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What distributor should I use?

When setting up any engine making sure you are getting the best possible spark is an important factor. For this reason we always upgrade either an original electronic distributor with our below mentioned RPi power amplfiier or use it in conjunction with a brand new aftermarket copy distributor.

These distributors uses the conventional magnetic trigger and as standard have a amplifier mounted to the side of the body. One main limitation of this system is the standard amplifier that only outputs approx. 60% charge time to the coil. This can be improved by upgrading to one of our RPi Power Amps which along with other functions will give you 100% output.

Our amplifier can be used on all standard Rover distributors (except the early Lucas Opus with integral amplifier).

Remanufactured Land Rover Dizzy
RPi Dual Timing Power Amplifier

With an improved or brand new distributor in place it is imperative to upgrade other ignition areas also. With increased voltage being conducted by the ignition (HT) leads standard ones are just not up to the job. A simple upgrade to Magnecor HT leads will ensure that all that extra energy gets to your spark plugs. Plug gap should also be increased to 0.8/0.9mm with this increased spark.

RPi Power Amp : Designed for fuel injected and carburetted engines there are two versions available. A single timing version for increased ignition output on engines just running with one fuel type, or a dual timing version designed to run two ignition timings (mainly used with LPG conversions). Suitable for all standard Rover distributors (apart from the early Lucas Opus with it's integral amplifier). Compatible with the Mallory Unalite when the dual timing function is required and also an upgrade to the Mallory Dual Point as this unit will remove the electrical load from the points.

Some related useful links
Our eBay shop - Ignition section
Magnecor Plug leads
RPi Power Amp

 

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