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SIII Points confusion (novice)

Hi all,

Just tried changing the points on my SIII 21/4.

The vertical post on the base plate has a pillar about 5mm tall onto which
the 'moving' side of the points is supposed to fit (the other end going to
where the condensor/LT leads fit). When I do this they keep jumping off.
Seems that the pillar is too short.

The set I took off has an 'extension pillar' built in (but are knackered so
I'd rather change them).

Am I trying to fit the wrong points ???

Sorry for being such a novice !

Andrew




 
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 03-24-05, 02:01 PM
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Re: SIII Points confusion (novice)

Bit of a long shot this one; but I once tried fitting points before
realizing ( after being told ) that there were two versions left hand &
right hand !!!

Have you the correct ones to fit ? Mine was an AC Delco distributor


"Diogenes" <amgreenway@enterprise.net> wrote in message
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> Hi all,
>
> Just tried changing the points on my SIII 21/4.
>
> The vertical post on the base plate has a pillar about 5mm tall onto which
> the 'moving' side of the points is supposed to fit (the other end going to
> where the condensor/LT leads fit). When I do this they keep jumping off.
> Seems that the pillar is too short.
>
> The set I took off has an 'extension pillar' built in (but are knackered

so
> I'd rather change them).
>
> Am I trying to fit the wrong points ???
>
> Sorry for being such a novice !
>
> Andrew
>
>



 
post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 03-25-05, 01:01 AM
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Re: SIII Points confusion (novice)

In message <d409c$42431b02$c1c042c1$18395@ZOO.CO.UK>
"Diogenes" <amgreenway@enterprise.net> wrote:

> Hi all,
>
> Just tried changing the points on my SIII 21/4.
>
> The vertical post on the base plate has a pillar about 5mm tall onto which
> the 'moving' side of the points is supposed to fit (the other end going to
> where the condensor/LT leads fit). When I do this they keep jumping off.
> Seems that the pillar is too short.
>
> The set I took off has an 'extension pillar' built in (but are knackered so
> I'd rather change them).
>
> Am I trying to fit the wrong points ???
>
> Sorry for being such a novice !
>
> Andrew
>
>


There are four possible types of points, three Lucas type
and the Ducellier type....

Unless the distributor has been changed, for a SIII you
are willl need the later Lucas type or Ducellier. As a
rule of thumb, if the distributor cap is brown then it is
a Ducellier, otherwise Lucas.

The actual maker of the distributor does not affect the
above.

Richard
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