Source for distributor gear?

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#1 Source for distributor gear?

Post by ManniB » Tue Jan 31, 2017 6:23 pm

Hi,

does anyone know where I might order a replacement gear for my distributor? (36DE12)
Thank you, Manfred

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#2 Re: Source for distributor gear?

Post by Heuer » Tue Jan 31, 2017 7:33 pm

Our 'Go to' resource: http://www.distributordoctor.com/
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#3 Re: Source for distributor gear?

Post by ManniB » Wed Feb 01, 2017 10:07 am

Thank you for the pointer to the distributor doctor. Unfortunately, they replied that they don't have the distributor gear avalable.

I am a bit astonished that such a "common" item is unobtainable. Since it is made from bronze, it is made to fail before any damage is done to the driving gear in the block. Is there any alternative beside buying a used or switching to an aftermarket distributor?

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#4 Re: Source for distributor gear?

Post by Gfhug » Wed Feb 01, 2017 10:38 am

Manfred, is it a part that is in the engine or the distributor?
If it's part of the engine then some breakers may have them. Have you got the part number?
Try Ken Jenkins: http://www.ukjag.co.uk/stock/ or Chris Forbes +44 1676 541917

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#5 Re: Source for distributor gear?

Post by ManniB » Wed Feb 01, 2017 12:22 pm

Unfortunately, the parts manual doesn't list a part number for the gear. I will try Jenkins first.

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#6 Re: Source for distributor gear?

Post by Dave123m » Wed Feb 01, 2017 9:29 pm

Hi Manfred,

Whilst there is no guarantee I would suggest also looking at E-Bay for any Lucas XJS HE or Non HE V12 Distributor & then remove the Gear Drive from this & fit it to your distributor as whilst the Distributor components are different (& won't work in an E-Type) but I believe the gear drive is the same for all.

The complete Lucas HE V12 Distributor definitely meshes with the E-Type Camshaft Gear (as it is what I was running in mine) so hopefully the gear it is interchangeable in isolation.

You would need to confirm postage to Germany but there is currently a distributor on E-Bay UK for £45:00 + Postage that might sort out your problem?

Hope this helps, good luck.

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#7 Re: Source for distributor gear?

Post by abowie » Tue Feb 21, 2017 8:51 am

Did you find one?
Andrew.
881824, 1E21538. 889457..oops. Jezza the V12 XJS race car.
http://www.projectetype.com/index.php/the-blog.html
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