Because we see so many questions here asking which coil do i need for my ballasted ignition system, or my SPI ? I have compiled a list of the popular fitments with alternate O.E Part number where available.
Coil Types & Distributors
Standard Ignition 12v DLB101
Original mini coil GCL216 fitted to all cars up to the introduction of the ballast type in 1984 3.5 ohmn
BALLAST IGNITION 83-ON DLB102
Ballast type coil fitted from 1984 up until 1989 998cc cars,
DLB 102 original equipment and GCL217 was the aftermarket replacement 1.5ohmn
O.E Electronic Ignition 89-on DLB198
SPI also used the CGL 143 Coil
Lucas Sports Coil
DLB 105 Suits all 12v systems with points or aftermarket electronic modules 3.5 ohms
The Lucas DLB 105 has been dropped from the MiniSpares Catalogue due to Failures and Warranty Issues---- Use MSC 105 Gold by Intermotor which they stock
Standard 12v Coils
Early engines up to 1974 used the 23D (no vacuum advance S Fitment) and 25D (with vacuum advance Mainstream).
1974 - 45D Red Points and wire through grommet in body
1980 A+ 59D Blue Points units have a wire that passes through a rubber grommet in a round hole lower down in the alloy body
65D4M - 1990-1993 1990-1993 Carb 1275s
Edited by KernowCooper, 08 March 2015 - 11:42 PM.