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Sunbeam-mike

United Kingdom
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Posted - 21 Jun 2022 :  13:04:27  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi,

Lucas 23D4 distributor on a Holbay

I suspect my distributor's advance mechanism is faulty. The timing is all over the place.

When I manually turn the rotor it doesn't spring back.

Does anyone know where I might get a replacement set of springs?

Thanks

Mike Hooper

Panky

United Kingdom
69 Posts

Posted - 21 Jun 2022 :  13:50:11  Show Profile  Visit Panky's Homepage  Send Panky an AOL message  Reply with Quote
You could try the Distributer Doctor

http://www.distributordoctor.com/

It's more likely to be the spring that attached the top plate to the dizzy body that has failed.

Edited by - Panky on 21 Jun 2022 13:52:28
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Sunbeam-mike

United Kingdom
147 Posts

Posted - 22 Jun 2022 :  08:47:15  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi Panky,

Thanks, I found the doctor via Google. He offered a full rebuild, which seemed a little over the top if I just need new springs.

But then again, the dizzy is 54 years old, maybe a complete rebuild is warranted.

I wondered what was usual practice.

Mike Hooper
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Panky

United Kingdom
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Posted - 22 Jun 2022 :  14:29:31  Show Profile  Visit Panky's Homepage  Send Panky an AOL message  Reply with Quote
He's not cheap that's for sure but I thought he sold spares too. If it's just the return spring failed then you should be able to source one of an old Lucas dizzy I don't think that particular spring will be unique to the Holbay set up. It may of even just come un-hooked.

Edited by - Panky on 22 Jun 2022 14:30:33
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