× 1-800-946-2642 Home My Account Social / Forum Articles Contact My Cart
Shop Now
Select Your Car Type Sale Items Clearance Items New Items
 

 Looking for some advice and parts

 Created by: 6464s
   Forum Width:     Forum Type: 

 Posted: Nov 7, 2022 05:46AM
Total posts: 318
Last post: Dec 5, 2022
Member since:Jan 25, 2017
Cars in Garage: 0
Photos: 0
WorkBench Posts: 0
I was able to buy the needed parts from someone in England. Disappointing I know but I went with the 65D Distributor with new cap and rotor for 70 pounds.

 Posted: Oct 29, 2022 12:42PM
 Edited:  Oct 29, 2022 12:43PM
Total posts: 9233
Last post: Dec 5, 2022
Member since:Aug 14, 2002
Cars in Garage: 0
Photos: 0
WorkBench Posts: 0
CA
Quote:
Originally Posted by 6464s
Dan, Thanks for your input for the 123. But WOW $800. 
Nah... not that much.  see attached screen shot
https://123ignitionusa.com/mini/

.

"Hang on a minute lads....I've got a great idea."

 Posted: Oct 29, 2022 12:16PM
Total posts: 169
Last post: Nov 28, 2022
Member since:Feb 27, 2007
Cars in Garage: 6
Photos: 20
WorkBench Posts: 0
OK, it looks like it may have been a Hitachi D4R83 or D4R85 from a Nissan N12 Pulsar (or Honda Civic). Swap out the drive dog with a Mini drive dog, 20 minutes work. I'll look for more info.
//datsun1200.com/modules/mediawiki/index.php?title=E15_Electronic_Distributor_Swap
M. 

"Nature Bats Last"
 Posted: Oct 29, 2022 11:36AM
Total posts: 169
Last post: Nov 28, 2022
Member since:Feb 27, 2007
Cars in Garage: 6
Photos: 20
WorkBench Posts: 0
Years ago (2008 maybe) there was a post on this forum that suggested taking an electronic dizzy off a 4-cylinder Japanese four cylinder engine that dropped right into the A series dizzy slot with only a small modification.
I did three of my Minis with this dizzy and they worked wonderfully.
I will go back through my notes to see what vehicle they came off.
I remember that I bought all three for about $60 from a scrappie in Boise.
M.

"Nature Bats Last"
 Posted: Oct 29, 2022 06:10AM
Total posts: 248
Last post: Dec 5, 2022
Member since:Feb 12, 2022
Cars in Garage: 0
Photos: 0
WorkBench Posts: 0
Jimmy Ding aka 6464s.. I have quit using electronic dissys.. nothing but trouble and ones I have used..  might last couple weeks at best.. I have gone back to using dissys with points.. only. I will email you my supplier offline..  cheers PHD..

 Posted: Oct 29, 2022 05:25AM
Total posts: 318
Last post: Dec 5, 2022
Member since:Jan 25, 2017
Cars in Garage: 0
Photos: 0
WorkBench Posts: 0
Dan, Thanks for your input for the 123. But WOW $800. 

 Posted: Oct 29, 2022 04:31AM
Total posts: 9233
Last post: Dec 5, 2022
Member since:Aug 14, 2002
Cars in Garage: 0
Photos: 0
WorkBench Posts: 0
CA
Jim,

I can't help with parts, but I strongly recommend the 123 electronic ignition system. It is made in both A- and A+ versions, with or without vacuum advance. I bought one many years ago - mine had 16 built-in advance curves and vacuum advance. Newer one are apparently fully progarmmable. They are very easy to install, look like a distributor and have no external parts except for the coil, of course. To set timing, you position the engine at TDC for No. 1 then turn the 123 until a LED lights up, then clamp it down. On mine, the only tricky part was choosing the right curve to suit my 1275 high compression engine. But as Marcel Chichak (who developed the Mini version) says, your engine will tell you which curve it likes best. I have not touched mine since I got it set. One nice feature is that it provides zero advance until the engine is turning at 500 rpm, then the curve gets turned on. This makes it very easy for the engine to get started, each and every time. On my car with the engine warmed up, it usually only takes a touch of the starter - not even a full revolution - for the engine to start.

.

"Hang on a minute lads....I've got a great idea."

 Posted: Oct 29, 2022 04:06AM
 Edited:  Oct 29, 2022 04:12AM
Total posts: 318
Last post: Dec 5, 2022
Member since:Jan 25, 2017
Cars in Garage: 0
Photos: 0
WorkBench Posts: 0
I just had a 1275 engine and tranny rebuilt. When I bought the lump, it was missing a few parts. It still is missing those parts. First, it needs a distributor. The A+ engine will be carbed.  What is the latest electronic distributor number? 

I am looking for the aluminum block and the steel lower mounting bracket and long bolts & nuts for the front of the engine. It is the part where the motor mounts bolt to.  Also the radiator "U" bracket, inner bush or sleeve and long bolt. And One piece rad shroud.

If anyone can help me out please call or text 631 566 4989 or email

Thanks Jim