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    Rover V8 distributor, Anyone got one spare?

    Hi All

    Does anyone have a Rover V8 distributor lying about in the garage unneeded?

    Friend has a 4.6 V8 in his Land Rover and has a twin point Mallory ignition at the moment and it needs a service but the cost of points, Rotor arm, cap, Condensor Etc is silly!

    I suggested either converting it to an electronic unit, Replacing it with a later Range Rover unit with the side mounted module or using the coilpacks we already have and going distributorless. (ECU for that though isn't cheap)

    I have seem electronic modules on ebay for the Mallory distributor for £35, Too cheap? Any other thoughts?

    Cheers

    Craig.

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    hi craig,
    if he cant run to an MSD 6 what about a 2nd had lumenition kit? they come up every so often..
    neil

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    Oddly enough I have another Mallory distributor in the garage already fitted with a Lumenition sensor and rotor but I don't have the control box for it. Could be a good option though if I can find the right box to go with it.
    Thanks for reminding me what I have in the garage, I'd forgotten!!


    Trying to keep it fairly cheap if possible or at least in the cost of a new set of parts for the Mallory. I see there are brand new complete distributors on ebay for about £100. Seems quite good value?

    Craig.

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    is this any good to you craig:
    clear out

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    Quote Originally Posted by neil still building it View Post
    is this any good to you craig:
    clear out
    Erm ... that ad appeared to be dated April 2010 ? £10 would seem to be a major bargain, as would £35. I have a dual point Mallory distributor in as new condition (car still in build and hasn't yet run more than 1 mile) which I intend to swap for an electronic version which is more efficient and needs little or no maintenance. If the Mallory is only worth £35 though, I think I'll keep it as a known working spare. If I get any offers into three figures, I might consider selling ?

    Regards,

    Brian.

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    Quote Originally Posted by braincol View Post
    Erm ... that ad appeared to be dated April 2010 ? £10 would seem to be a major bargain, as would £35. I have a dual point Mallory distributor in as new condition (car still in build and hasn't yet run more than 1 mile) which I intend to swap for an electronic version which is more efficient and needs little or no maintenance. If the Mallory is only worth £35 though, I think I'll keep it as a known working spare. If I get any offers into three figures, I might consider selling ?

    Regards,

    Brian.

    Hmm .. Note to self - read the whole thing properly before posting !!! I was reading the chaps joining date rather than his posting date. remainder stands though.

    Brian

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