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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 07-21-05, 03:03 PM
AJG
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Lucas dizzy parts

Anybody know of a supplier of bob-weight springs for Lucas dizzies?
Surprisingly Lucas used to supply ... but now you mention ignition and
LSUK are struck dumb ... Mine are decidedly sloppy as are most things
after 30 years!

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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 07-21-05, 03:03 PM
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Re: Lucas dizzy parts

oh er !


"AJG" <ND@nospam.demon.co.uk> wrote in message
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> Anybody know of a supplier of bob-weight springs for Lucas dizzies?
> Surprisingly Lucas used to supply ... but now you mention ignition and
> LSUK are struck dumb ... Mine are decidedly sloppy as are most things
> after 30 years!
>
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post #3 of 12 (permalink) Old 07-21-05, 03:03 PM
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Re: Lucas dizzy parts

so AJG was, like...
> ... Mine are decidedly sloppy as are most things
> after 30 years!


30? Mate, you have no idea. :-)

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post #4 of 12 (permalink) Old 07-21-05, 04:02 PM
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Re: Lucas dizzy parts

In message <uVIyOdEA493CFwe5@shedcity.demon.co.uk>
AJG <ND@nospam.demon.co.uk> wrote:

>Anybody know of a supplier of bob-weight springs for Lucas dizzies?
>Surprisingly Lucas used to supply ... but now you mention ignition and
>LSUK are struck dumb ... Mine are decidedly sloppy as are most things
>after 30 years!
>

Have you tried http://www.magneto.co.uk/

or http://www.holden.co.uk/hvc-home.htm

Steve.



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post #5 of 12 (permalink) Old 07-22-05, 02:01 AM
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Re: Lucas dizzy parts

In message <uVIyOdEA493CFwe5@shedcity.demon.co.uk>
AJG <ND@nospam.demon.co.uk> wrote:

> Anybody know of a supplier of bob-weight springs for Lucas dizzies?
> Surprisingly Lucas used to supply ... but now you mention ignition and
> LSUK are struck dumb ... Mine are decidedly sloppy as are most things
> after 30 years!
>


Hich distributor? Do you have a part number - we can get most things.

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post #6 of 12 (permalink) Old 07-23-05, 05:01 AM
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"Stephen Hull" <Steve@127.0.0.1> wrote in message
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> In message <uVIyOdEA493CFwe5@shedcity.demon.co.uk>
> AJG <ND@nospam.demon.co.uk> wrote:
>
> >Anybody know of a supplier of bob-weight springs for Lucas dizzies?
> >Surprisingly Lucas used to supply ... but now you mention ignition and
> >LSUK are struck dumb ... Mine are decidedly sloppy as are most things
> >after 30 years!
> >

>

The stronger spring is meant to be loose on the posts, the weaker spring
comes in first as the revs increase, then the stronger spring operates after
some advance has happened. Decidedly sloppy might be OK

steve the grease


 
post #7 of 12 (permalink) Old 07-23-05, 06:01 AM
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In message <86785d8e4d%beamendsltd@btconnect.com>, beamendsltd
<beamendsltd@btconnect.com> writes
>In message <uVIyOdEA493CFwe5@shedcity.demon.co.uk>
> AJG <ND@nospam.demon.co.uk> wrote:
>
>> Anybody know of a supplier of bob-weight springs for Lucas dizzies?
>> Surprisingly Lucas used to supply ... but now you mention ignition and
>> LSUK are struck dumb ... Mine are decidedly sloppy as are most things
>> after 30 years!
>>

>
>Hich distributor? Do you have a part number - we can get most things.
>
>Richard

It's a 35D8, date 49 74 ... so it is 31 years old!
It's ref number is 41382 E

The exact spring match will be a bit vague as it's currently on a 3.5
high compression vitesse block with larger valve heads and an old timing
cover! However up until a few weeks ago it was running pretty well but
now I'm sure it isn't getting enough advance and I think at least the
heavy spring has given up as one turn is definitely mis-shapen, the
lighter one looks ok but is still quite sloppy so there will be
immediate advance at idle which I don't want.
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post #8 of 12 (permalink) Old 07-23-05, 06:01 AM
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Re: Lucas dizzy parts


"R L Driver" <steve(dot)tee@ntlworld.com> wrote in message
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>
> "Stephen Hull" <Steve@127.0.0.1> wrote in message
> news:e73d258e4d.Steve@btinternet.com...
> > In message <uVIyOdEA493CFwe5@shedcity.demon.co.uk>
> > AJG <ND@nospam.demon.co.uk> wrote:
> >
> > >Anybody know of a supplier of bob-weight springs for Lucas

dizzies?
> > >Surprisingly Lucas used to supply ... but now you mention

ignition and
> > >LSUK are struck dumb ... Mine are decidedly sloppy as are most

things
> > >after 30 years!
> > >

> >

> The stronger spring is meant to be loose on the posts, the weaker

spring
> comes in first as the revs increase, then the stronger spring

operates after
> some advance has happened. Decidedly sloppy might be OK
>
> steve the grease
>
>


Excellent discussion on the distributor internals here:

http://www.telusplanet.net/~chichm/tech/lucastuning.pdf

Turns out my Austin Healey 3000 dizzy is the same as the 6 pot 6
cylinder Series iiA apart from the cam and springs but haveing had a
6 pot years back I can assure you there's a big difference in
acceleration <GGGG>

AWEM


 
post #9 of 12 (permalink) Old 07-23-05, 06:01 AM
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Re: Lucas dizzy parts

Andrew Mawson wrote:

> Excellent discussion on the distributor internals here:
>
> http://www.telusplanet.net/~chichm/tech/lucastuning.pdf
>
> AWEM


A replacement for the incorrect/broken link to "Lucas Distributor Data":

http://www.telusplanet.net/~chichm/tech/lucas.pdf
 
post #10 of 12 (permalink) Old 07-23-05, 10:01 AM
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In message <zaSdnYTSGtXwpX_fRVnyjA@eclipse.net.uk>, Dougal
<DougalAThiskennel.free-online.co.uk@?.?.invalid> writes
>Andrew Mawson wrote:
>
>> Excellent discussion on the distributor internals here:
>> http://www.telusplanet.net/~chichm/tech/lucastuning.pdf
>> AWEM

>
>A replacement for the incorrect/broken link to "Lucas Distributor Data":
>
>http://www.telusplanet.net/~chichm/tech/lucas.pdf

Excellent link (I think) ... now I've just got to interpret all the data
:-)
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