64 distributor cap

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#1 64 distributor cap

Post by valley7 » Tue Oct 30, 2018 12:27 am

Hey guys,

I was recently trying to tune my 64 XKE 3.8L... while I was adjusting the SU's, the engine stalled. I thought it was something I had done on the carbs so I put the settings back, to no avail. Eventually I found that it was not getting any spark and the culprit was the center post on my original Lucas distributor cap is no longer conducting. I ordered a new one from the internet since I didn't want to molest an original part (working or not). However the new one does not have a cut out for wire that feeds the points and I'm not sure it will just clip on even if I do that.

So, what should I do? Does anyone have any advice for a repair of the original, or know of an exact replacement I can purchase?

Thanks,
Stephen
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Parked since 1973 with 20k miles

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#2 Re: 64 distributor cap

Post by Heuer » Tue Oct 30, 2018 10:50 am

NOS caps regularly turn up on eBay. Here is one on sale at the moment: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/COVER-DISTRI ... rk:30:pf:0

The Lucas cap part number you want is 54414989
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#3 Re: 64 distributor cap

Post by abowie » Tue Oct 30, 2018 9:30 pm

Try the Distributor Doctor. I bought a number of original caps from him recently.
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