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Distributor Doctor

PostPosted: Sat Jun 01, 2019 1:19 pm
by englishmaninwales
Following on from breaking the Lumenition chopper and my ‘Wanted’ post below:

viewtopic.php?f=4&t=44540

I started to think about getting the distributor refurbished, searching I came across ‘Distributor Doctor’ - Anyone used this service, or other UK agents, plus any general advice on refurbishment?

(It’s a 23D 40953A fitted to a standard tune Webber twin-cam with B cams).

Thanks
Malcolm

Re: Distributor Doctor

PostPosted: Sat Jun 01, 2019 2:12 pm
by Elanintheforest
First class service for distributor refurb, and his ignition components are the best available (condenser / rotor arm / points / distributor cap / leads / coil).

Re: Distributor Doctor

PostPosted: Sat Jun 01, 2019 2:23 pm
by Mazzini
Elanintheforest wrote:First class service for distributor refurb, and his ignition components are the best available (condenser / rotor arm / points / distributor cap / leads / coil).


Plus 1 to that but 123 Ignition distributors are superb, though not original.

Re: Distributor Doctor

PostPosted: Sat Jun 01, 2019 4:16 pm
by richardcox_lotus
Yes, very pleased with previous dealings with the Dr.

Re: Distributor Doctor

PostPosted: Sat Jun 01, 2019 6:42 pm
by DavidLB
Yes he is excellent has done three distributors for me. David

Re: Distributor Doctor

PostPosted: Sat Jun 01, 2019 10:19 pm
by englishmaninwales
Thank you for your responses, very helpful.
Malcolm

Re: Distributor Doctor

PostPosted: Sun Jun 02, 2019 9:03 am
by martinbrowning
Totally agree - I wouldn't go anywhere else for ignition related work; really good fella and so helpful.

Martin B

Re: Distributor Doctor

PostPosted: Sat Jun 08, 2019 5:01 am
by Andy8421
Another very positive vote for the good Doctor.

I have a 1932 Standard 12, and with the Doctor's help was able to completely rebuild the distributor with new or remanufactured parts he supplied.

Of interest to me was that the 1932 distributor - although cosmetically different - was functionally exactly the same as the distributor in my 71 Sprint (centrifugal advance, rotor arm mounted above the points, distributor cap on top).

No real progress had been made in 40 years.

Re: Distributor Doctor

PostPosted: Sat Jun 08, 2019 6:31 am
by el-saturn
andy - i suppose progress are these point-less dizzies: called aldon, lumenation etc... nowadays i reckon this is analog vs digital alpine sandy (50% scottish btw) yupeeee: it's elan weather today here in appenzell!

Re: Distributor Doctor

PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2019 8:54 am
by englishmaninwales
Dr D was very helpful, at the moment 3 options for me:
NOS genuine Lucas distributor (while stock lasts - that’s the end of them).
Re- manufactured, using good reproduction casting, built up by Dr D with genuine original Lucas internals.
Refurbishment of my existing distributor.

Malcolm

Re: Distributor Doctor

PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2019 2:14 pm
by SENC
englishmaninwales wrote:Dr D was very helpful, at the moment 3 options for me:
NOS genuine Lucas distributor (while stock lasts - that’s the end of them).
Re- manufactured, using good reproduction casting, built up by Dr D with genuine original Lucas internals.
Refurbishment of my existing distributor.

Malcolm


Malcolm - I had the same decision a few months ago. Ultimately decided to have him make up a new distributor based on his NOS and the model/version and curve correct for my engine (40953) and also to supply the bits so I could rebuild my existing distributor to the same spec for a backup for the boot.

Re: Distributor Doctor

PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2019 3:56 pm
by JonB
What are the typical prices for these three options?