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New HS45D4 Distributor

with 3LUC4-45D Electronic Ignition

Replaces Lucas 4-Cylinder 25D and 45D Distributors

 

HS45D4 Replacement Electronic Distributor for Lucas 25D4, 45D4, 48D4, 54D4 and 59D4 Distributors


(for 12-volt, negative ground electrical systems only)

 

Brand New Vacuum-advance HS45D4 Distributor Replaces Most 4-cylinder Vacuum-Advance, Points-Based Lucas Distributors

Includes 3LUC4-45D electronic ignition conversion kit already installed, ready to replace your worn-out Lucas 4-cylinder, vacuum-advance distributor – Just install distributor, connect the red wire to the coil's positive (+) terminal and the black wire to the coil's negative terminal ( – ), connect vacuum hose to carburetor/throttle body and set the timing - Simple!

Zero-maintenance 3LUC4-45D electronic ignition means you won't have to fool with points and timing again – always stays in perfect tune!

Distributor is a quality reproduction of the original vacuum-advance Lucas 45D4 vacuum-advance 41427 distributor. This distributor requires a vacuum source from the carburetor or throttle body (when used with fuel injection). Uses standard Lucas 45D4 distributor cap, rotor, etc. Perfect replacement for worn-out Lucas 25D4, 45D4, 48D4, 54D4 distributors.

The HS45D4 distributor is compatible with these standard Lucas parts:

Distributor: Lucas 41427, 45D4, 41630
Rotor: Lucas 54422803, DRB104C, (superior red rotor included with distributor)
Distributor Cap: Lucas 54427109, DDB108

Replaces 4-cylinder Lucas 23D4, 25D4, 45D4, 48D4 Vacuum-advance Distributors

We inspect each distributor thoroughly; everything is checked, adjusted, lubricated, etc. We then set and test the advance curve on a precision distributor testing machine.

 

Installing the HS45D4 Distributor
Rotate the engine until the rotor is pointing at No.1 Cylinder's spark plug wire. Remove each spark plug wire from the old distributor cap, one-at-a-time, and insert it into the new distributor cap in the same location and order (cylinders 1-3-4-2, counter- or anti-clockwise).

Remove the old distributor and remove its clamp. Coat the new distributor's shaft and O-Ring with motor oil before sliding it into its hole. Look down into the engine's distributor hole to see how the distributor drive slot is oriented and turn the distributor shaft to match it. You might need to tap the distributor's rim gently to get the O-Ring started into the hole. Work the shaft down all the way, turning the rotor gently, as needed, until the distributor shaft gear settles into its slot and the rotor will no longer turn.

Turn the distributor body until the rotor points to the spark plug wire of No. 1 Cylinder. Place the cap on the new distributor. Tighten the distributor clamp enough so that the distributor can't turn on its own, but you can still turn it by hand.

Timing the HS45D4 Distributor
Use a stroboscopic timing light. Timing should be set initially to about 24° BTDC at 3,500+ RPM, vacuum hose disconnected and plugged. Firing order is: 1-3-4-2, counter-clockwise (anti-clockwise). The ignition timing should be checked with the engine running, using a stroboscopic timing light, ensuring optimum engine performance and economy. Paint a small line of white paint on both the reference pointer and the appropriate mark on the timing scale to make them more easily seen. With the engine running at the specified speed, the appropriate timing mark should be in line with the reference pointer. Rotate the distributor body clockwise to advance the timing, or counter-clockwise to retard it. Tighten the distributor clamp. Reconnect the vacuum line to the distributor's vacuum canister port.

This distributor requires a 12-volt, negative ground electrical system.

Coil: A coil with 3.0 Ohms or more primary resistance must be used. The Beru Germany Blue Coil with 3.3 Ohms primary resistance is ideal for 4- and 6-cylinder ignition kits.

To measure primary resistance: Label and remove all wires to coil ( + or - ). Using a common digital multimeter in the 200 Ω mode, cross the red and black leads of the Ohmmeter. Allow 10 seconds or more for the reading to settle and write down the reading. Still in the 200 Ohm mode, measure between coil’s + and - terminals. Allow a few seconds for the reading to settle, until it stabilizes. Subtract the previous reading, taken with the leads crossed, to compensate for Ohmmeter’s inherent resistance. Do not use a low-resistance coil, such as the MSD or Accel coil; they don’t have enough primary resistance for this application.

Test the charging system's maximum voltage: If the charging system voltage, measured at the coil's positive terminal, is more than 14.2 volts at 2,500+ RPM, the voltage regulator likely needs replacing. Too much voltage can damage the ignition module and other electronic components.

 

HS45D4 Replacement Electronic Distributor for Lucas 25D4, 45D4, 48D4, 54D4 and 59D4 Distributors

 

Replaces 4-cylinder Lucas 25D4, 45D4, 48D4 Vacuum-advance Distributors:

 

Austin
1963-74 4-cyl all models - Lucas 25D4

Austin Healy
1958-71 4-cyl Sprite - Lucas 25D4

Austin Rover (Leyland) (See also Daimler, Jaguar, MG, Land Rover, Range Rover, Triumph)
Points-based Models:
1962-74 Lucas 25D4 4-cyl, CCW, centrifugal/vacuum-advance
1974-on Lucas 45D4, 54D4, 4-cyl CCW, centrifugal/vacuum-advance

Ford Europe
1956-63 4-cyl Consul - Lucas 25D4
1964-66 4-cyl Cortina Lotus - Lucas 23D4
1956-67 4-cyl Anglia - Lucas 25D4
1964-70 4-cyl Cortina - Lucas 25D4
1968-74 4-cyl Escort 1600cc - Lucas 25D4
All 4-cyl OHV, in-line Engines: (Crossflow, Kent, Valencia)
1967-80 Lucas 25D4 distributor, 4-cyl, CCW, centrifugal-advance

Hillman
1962-73 4-cyl all models - Lucas 25D4
1974-79 4-cyl all models - Lucas 45D4

Humber
1962-70 4-cyl Hawk, Sceptre - Lucas 25D4

IHC Truck
1957-64 4-cyl all models - Lucas

Innocenti (Italy)
1968-73 Mini/Minor/Mini Cooper - Lucas 25D4 distributor, 4-cyl, CCW, vacuum-advance
1974-on MkII & III, Mini 90, Miini 120 - Lucas 45D4 distributor, 4-cyl, CCW, vacuum-advance

Jensen
to 1974 Jensen Healey - Lucas 23D4 & 25D4 distributor, 4-cyl, CCW, vacuum-advance

Land Rover
1962-77 Lucas 25D4 distributor, 4-cyl, CCW, vacuum-advance
1977-89 Lucas 45D4 distributor, 4-cyl, CCW, vacuum-advance

Leyland-Freight Rover
1965-73 Mini Van - Lucas 25D4 distributors, 4-cyl, CCW, vacuum-advance & centrifugal-advance
Marina Van & Pickup, 440 & 575 Van & Pickup Sherpa, Metro Van & Pickup

Lotus
1967-79 Elan, Elan +2, Eclat, Elite, Esprit - Lucas 25D4 distributor, 4-cyl, CCW, all models

Lucas Distributors
25D4 4-cyl, CCW
45D4, 48D4, 54D4, 4-cyl, CCW

Matra (See Talbot)

MG
MGA, Magnette, Magnette, 1300, Midget, MGA (TC), MGB, MGB GT, MGC, MG Metro
1963-74 4-cyl MGB, Midget - Lucas 25D4
All 4-cyl all models - Lucas 45D4
1963-74 Lucas 25D4 distributor, 4-cyl, CCW, all models
1974-83 Lucas 45D4 distributors, 4-cyl, CCW, all models

Morgan
1963-66 Lucas 25D4 distributor, (one-piece points) 4-cyl, CCW, vacuum-advance
1969-75 Plus 8 - Lucas 35D8 distributor, (points-based) 8 CW vacuum-advance - 3LUC8-35D
1963-66 4-cyl Plus Four - Lucas 25D4

Morris (See Austin Rover)
1963-74 4-cyl all models - Lucas 25D4
1974-75 4-cyl all models - Lucas 45D4

Riley
1963-70 4-cyl 1.5-liter Elf, Saloon - Lucas 25D4
1967-70 4-cyl Kestrel 1100, 1300 - Lucas 25D4

Range Rover
1963-76 4-cyl 2-liter - Lucas 25D4
1977-79 4-cyl 2-liter - Lucas 45D4

Reliant
1964-66 Lucas 25D4 distributor, (one-piece points) 4-cyl, CCW, vacuum-advance
1969-74 Rebel, Regal, Robin - Lucas 25D4 distributor, 4-cyl, CCW, vacuum-advance
1974-on Fox, Kitten, Robin, Rialto - Lucas 45D4 distributor, 4-cyl, CCW, vacuum-advance

Singer
1962-63 4-cyl Vogue - Lucas 25D4

Sunbeam/Talbot
1966-68 4-cyl Sunbeam Alpine - Lucas 25D4
1966-73 4-cyl Sunbeam Rapier - Lucas 25D4
1969-73 Avenger, Hunter, Imp, Minx - Lucas 25D4 distributor, 4-cyl, CCW, vacuum-advance
1974-76 Sceptre, Rapier - Lucas 45D4 distributor, 4-cyl, CCW, vacuum-advance

Triumph
4-Cylinder Models:
1962-67 4-cyl all models - Lucas 25D4
1962-67 TR3A,TR4, TR4A - Lucas 25D4 distributor, 4-cyl, CCW
1969-73 Herald; 1200, 13/60 - Lucas 25D4 distributor, 4-cyl, CCW, vacuum-advance
1974-on Dolomite: 1300, 1500 Toledo, Spitfire 1500 - Lucas 45D4 distributor, 4-cyl, CCW, vacuum-advance

Vanden Plus
1965-68 4-cyl Princess 1100 - Lucas 25D4
1968-72 4-cyl Princess 1300 - Lucas 25D4
1975 4-cyl Princess 1500 - Lucas 45D4

Wolseley
1958-73 4-cyl all models - Lucas 25D4
1974-75 4-cyl all models - Lucas 45D4


 

 

4-cylinder Lucas (45D4, 48D4 and 54D4 distributors)

LUCAS 45D4 distributors:

Austin: Allegro 1100, 1000, Mini Van + Pickup 1100, Clubman 1000, 1300 GT, 1800 S, 850 Mini, 1000 Mini, 1100, Innocenti 1000/1001, Relian

BMC: Austin 850LC, 998 Mini, 850 Van + Pickup, Austin 1000 Mini, Austin 1800, Austin Maxi 1500, Austin Princess 1300/1800, Austin Allegro 1300HC, Austin 1300 France
Morris Marina 1.3/440/575/1.8GT+HL, Morris 1.3, 1800 MKIII, Mini 1275
Leyland Apache

Land Rover: 2.25

Leyland: Marina 1.8TC/II GT/HL 1.0, Midget 1500, Toledo 1500

Lotus: Elite, Eclat, Esprit

MG: 1300, Midget 1500, B18V

Wolseley: 18/22

Reliant: TW9 + E, Robin, Kitten

Rootes Group (Chrysler/Dodge/Hillman/Singer/Sunbeam/Talbot): Commer, Carier, Imp, Chamois, Imp Sport, Hunter 1.5/1.7, Rapier 1.7/H120, Alpine, Avenger 1250/1500/1600, Tiger II, Pay Kan 1.7, Vogue, Sceptre

Rover: 1800 HC

Triumph: Dolomite 1854, Spitfire 1500
 

4-cylinder Lucas (25D4)


LUCAS 25D4 distributor: (with vacuum-advance)

Austin: A40, A60 L/HC autom./Cambridge, 110, 1100, America, 1300 HC/LC, 1800 AC/LC/HC, Mini Traveler, FX4 Taxi

Austin-Healey: Sprite 1098, Sprite MKII

BMC: 848 Mini, 850 Mini, Mini Moke, A40, Midget, Sprite, 997 Mini Cooper LC, IV FG Trucks 2.2, WF Trucks 2.2, 998 Mini, 998 Mini Cooper LC/HC, Mini 1000 Saloon/Clubman/Estade, Mini Cooper S MKIII, 180 J4/190 J4/200 J4 Van + Pickup

Ford: Anglia, Anglia Super 1200, Cortina, Capri, Corsair LC

Jensen: Healey, Healey GT

Land Rover: II A, II B, III 2.6

Lotus: Cortina Twincam, Elan, Europa Special 1558 Twincam, Elite Eclat, Esprit

MG: A, Magnette MKIV 1.6L, 110 Sedan, B, GT, B 18 Mki-MKIII, Midget MKI-MKIV

Morgan: Four Four, 4-4 GT

Morris: Oxfod LC/autom./VI 1.6, Mini Minor, Minor 1000 LC, Marina 1.8 TC

Reliant: Sabre, Regal 3/25, Rebel

Riley: 7/42, Kestrel MKII + II 1.1, Elf, 4/72, Kestrel 1000

Rootes Group (Chrysler/Dodge/Hillman/Singer/Sunbeam/Talbot): Alpine + I-III, Imp 875, Minx + 1.7, Gazelle 1.5/1.7, Vogue MKIV, Hunter + 1.5/1.7, Chamois, Rapier + H12, Avenger 1.2/1.5

Rover: 2000 TC/SC, 2200 TC/SC

Talbot/Chrysler: Rapier IV, Alpine IV, Imp Sport, Chamois Sport, Stiletto

Triumph: Herald 1200, 12/50, TR4A, Herald 13/60, 1300, Toledo 1300, 1300 TC, Toledo 1500

Vanden Plus: Princess, Princess 1300

Wolseley: 1300, 1500, 16/60, Hornet, 18/25, 18/85


 

 

 

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HS45D4 Distributor

HS45D4 Distributor with 3LUC4-45D electronic ignition replaces most Lucas 4-cylinder  vacuum-advance distributors

HS45D4 Replacement Electronic Distributor for Lucas 25D4, 45D4, 48D4, 54D4 and 59D4 Distributors

Replaces most 4-cylinder, vacuum-advance, points-based Lucas 45D distributors

Replacement distributor for Lucas 4-cylinder vacuum-advance distributors. Replaces stock Lucas 4-cylinder distributor. Requires vacuum source from carburetor or throttle body. With 3LUC4-45D electronic ignition installed, instead of points/condenser. Everything you need included - no external ignition box required.

Timing Set At:

30-32° BTDC @ 3,500+ RPM (full advance), vacuum hose disconnected and plugged. Use stroboscopic timing light, no load on engine (car sitting still).

Application:

Replaces most 4-cylinder, vacuum-advance Lucas distributors. Requires available vacuum source on carburetor or throttle body.

For 12V negative ground electrical systems only.

Includes rotor, distributor cap, distributor clamp and everything you need - no external ignition box required.

 

Coil Required:

Stock Lucas 3+ Ohm points coil OK. Coil must have 3.0 Ohms or more internal primary resistance. HS34HEC high-energy coil recommended.

In stock:

Available:

 

Item Number: HS45D4
Price: US $119.99

Shipping: US $12.00, via USPS Priority Mail (2-3 business days) to anywhere in the USA, insured.

Shipping, via US Air Mail, to almost anywhere else in the world US $39.00; to Canada US $29.00

Replaces most 4-cylinder, vacuum-advance Lucas distributors.

Item Name: HS45D4 Distributor with 3LUC4-45D Electronic Ignition

We assemble each distributor; everything is checked, adjusted, lubricated, etc. We set and test the advance curve of each distributor on a Sun distributor testing machine for optimal performance with vehicles using 4-cylinder, vacuum-advance, points-based Lucas distributors.

Ready to install. Includes cap, rotor, distributor shaft O-Ring and everything you need - no external ignition box required. Includes heavy-duty 45D red rotor.

Price: US $119.99

Price with Shipping

 

 

BERU

Germany

 Blue Coil

BERU Germany

Blue Coil

3.3 Ohms primary resistance

Beru Germany Ignition Coil with 3.3 Ohms Primary Resistance. Ideal for 4-cylinder Hot Spark electronic ignition conversion kit or for use with breaker points. Produces strong, blue spark at the spark plugs.

3.3 Ohms primary resistance

 Ideal for Use with Hot-Spark 4- and 6-cyl Electronic Ignition Conversion Kits with red 3-series ignition module or for use with breaker points.

 

Heavy-duty coil with 3.3 Ohms primary resistance. Ideal for points or electronic ignition. Produces strong, blue spark at the plugs. Ideal for 4- and 6-cylinder distributors.

Application:

 

Ideal for 4- and 6-cylinder distributors. Provides plenty of primary resistance to protect from overheating due to high-voltage  environments. No external ballast resistor required.

Produces strong, blue spark when used with Hot-Spark red electronic ignition conversion kits  (red ignition module).

Also excellent for points-based distributors - high primary resistance helps reduce points burning, pitting.

 

 

Standard 56mm (2.2 in.) coil diameter - fits stock coil clamps.

In Stock:

 

Available:

 

Item Number: Beru Germany Blue Coil
Price: US $29.99

Shipping: US $10.00 shipping to anywhere in the USA, insured.

Item Name: Beru Germany Blue Coil

Price US $29.99

Price with Shipping

 

 

Foreign Orders: Shipping discount available if purchasing multiple items.

 

 

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