In message <d409c$42431b02$c1c042c1$18395@ZOO.CO.UK>
"Diogenes" <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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 !
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
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