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#16 Ethel

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Posted 02 June 2016 - 07:33 PM

I'd have a look at the 65 that's fitted. It's a better unit and quite well sealed, so looks could be deceptive. The correct coil is GCL143 or equivalent (1 ohm)

 

 

Good call on the water pump pulley and it looks like you'll also need a dipstick.



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Posted 02 June 2016 - 08:20 PM

Thanks Ethel. Are you both referring to the 4.2" pulley or the super small 3.8" pulley?

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Posted 02 June 2016 - 08:36 PM

4.2 as per Minispares but used items can be found on ebay with relative ease. They're a top hat shape opposed to a cone shape if you struggle to find the right one. Also I can't remember seeing a top radiator bracket being mentioned to suit orientation of the thermostat housing on the 1275 (12g940 head). Part number is 12g617 when using minispares.

Edited by CAU998, 02 June 2016 - 08:38 PM.


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Posted 02 June 2016 - 09:26 PM

If the engine is standard in terms of head and cam, I'd suggest one of these dissys;-

 

http://minispares.co...|Back to search

 

They do also have them available with the electronic module.

 

Though if tuned, Mini Spares do have a range that may suit.

 

I've tested a number of 'new' distributors in recent years, most are not really what they say they are for. I've tested a few now of those from Mini Spares and found every one bang on. I also recon they are well priced too.



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Posted 02 June 2016 - 10:01 PM

Personally I'd stick with the electronic dizzy on the 1275 (if it cleans up and works) and use the correct 12v GCL143. I might also have a few spare small 'top hat' water pump pulley spare if you get desperate for one.


Edited by 1984mini25, 02 June 2016 - 10:14 PM.


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Posted 02 June 2016 - 10:07 PM

Hi 1984Mini25, might take you up on that offer if a water pump pulley. Had a quick look on eBay and it seems easier to get hold of the larger 4.75" pulley.

Thanks everyone for the help.

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Posted 02 June 2016 - 10:44 PM

Struggling to get hold of the wiring loom for this distributor. I know minispares stock these (https://www.minispar...|Back to search) but seems quite extortionate at £20 and can't seem to find anything on eBay. Any ideas?

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Posted 03 June 2016 - 06:24 AM

You can make something up, as it's essentially just two wires. The difficulty is the plug, years ago you could just cut it out of a metro loom at your local scrapyard but obviously now availability is an issue. I still think it's your best option though to be honest.

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Posted 03 June 2016 - 09:41 AM

It looks like it's a 3 pin "Junior Power Timer" connector; you could try one off another car.



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Posted 03 June 2016 - 06:38 PM

Struggling to get hold of the wiring loom for this distributor. I know minispares stock these (https://www.minispar...|Back to search) but seems quite extortionate at £20 and can't seem to find anything on eBay. Any ideas?

 

You can pick them up on eBay, simonbbc springs to mind.



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Posted 03 June 2016 - 08:11 PM

Cheers, I just discovered that this evening.

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Posted 05 June 2016 - 10:57 AM

Anyone know what fan belt I'll need to suit a 4.2inch pulley on my 1275?

813mm or 825mm ??

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Posted 10 June 2016 - 10:27 PM

Hi there.

3 way junior timer connectors can be found on RS / Farnell etc and quite a few old fords / rovers in scrap yards.

Tyco and bosch make these connectors and terminals.

Just type in "3 way junior power timer connector" into google

 

The application of wires seals and the rubber boot make these connectors waterproof



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Posted 19 June 2016 - 07:13 PM

Anyone know if the engine mounts are same, if I'm doing this swap? Or are they different?

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Posted 20 June 2016 - 07:42 AM

Anyone know if the engine mounts are same, if I'm doing this swap? Or are they different?

all the same

 

http://www.minispare...ounts.aspx|Back to shop

 

worth buying the nuts and welding them to the new mounts, this makes things a lot easier







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