D23 - Powerspark Lucas 43D Electronic Distributor Non Vac High Energy Top Entry
The Lucas 43D distributor is a non vacuum version of the popular Lucas 45D distributor.
The Lucas 45D is one of the most widely used distributors on any British classic car, and this non-vacuum advance version is often used in classic racing cars.
A vacuum advance brings many advantages to a road car, allowing the ignition of the engine to retard based on the position of the throttle. This gives better idling, better economy, better low down torque and better running overall through the breadth of the rev range.
Running a distributor with no vacuum advance loses all of those benefits, however with racing cars, the variance in operating conditions are less - performance is generally required when the throttle is wide open, so there is no real requirement for a vacuum advance.
With racing cars, optimum performance of the engine at high revs is more important than fuel economy or running while cold and under very little load, which is why a non-vac distributor is used. Without the vacuum components and weights, a non-vac distributor is less complicated to maintain and easier to time.
This distributor can be used in place of a 45D.
We offer the Lucas 43D non vacuum Distributor as follows:
Lucas 43D Non Vac Points Distributor Non Vac (D24P)
Lucas 43D Non Vac Electronic Distributor Non Vac (D24)
Lucas 43D Non Vac Electronic Distributor Non Vac High Energy (D23)
Lucas 43D Non Vac Electronic Distributor Non Vac Positive Earth (D24PP)
Fitment of the Lucas 45D (vacuum version of the 43D) includes and is not limited to the following cars:
Austin Mini 850, 998, 1098, 1275, 1298
Austin Allegro 1.5, 1.7
Austin Maxi 1.5, 1.7 1969-1973
Austin A60 Cambridge 1967-1969
Austin 1100 / 1300 1967-1974
Austin 1800 MKI / II / III
Austin Healey Sprite
Hillman Minx V
Land Rover 90 / 110 2494cc
MG Magnette 1489cc, 1622cc
MG A 1489cc, 1588cc, 1622cc,
MG Midget 1.1, 1.3, 1.5
Morgan 4/4 Series IV/V
Morris Oxford 1.5, 1.7
Reliant Rebel 700, 750
Reliant Kestrel 1100
Riley Elf MK II / III
Rover 2000-3500 1994c, 2350cc
Triumph 1300 1269cc
Triumph 1500 1493cc
Triumph Dolomite 1296cc, 1493c
Triumph Toledo 1296cc
Triumph TR2 1991cc
Triumph TR4A 2138cc
Wolseley 16/60 1622cc, 1798c
About Points, Electronic, High Energy and Positive Earth Distributors from Powerspark Ignition:
Traditional Points Distributors:
The traditional ignition system used in most cars up until the 1980s.
- To be used with a Standard or Sports ignition coil, resistance reading above 1.4ohms. OK to use copper HT Leads
Standard Electronic Ignition Distributors (often known as Sports Electronic):
Looks like an original points distributor but contains an electronic ignition module
- To be used with a Standard or Sports ignition coil, resistance reading above 1.4ohms. Not suitable for use with copper HT Leads
- Available as Negative Earth or Positive Earth for most of our distributors and ignition kits.
(If the product does not state whether it is Positive or Negative Earth in the listing then is Negative Earth.)
High Energy Electronic Ignition Distributors:
Looks like an original points distributor but contains an electronic ignition module capable of 3x the spark of standard electronic ignition.
- To be used with a Standard or Sports ignition coil, resistance reading less than 1.4ohm. Not suitable for use with copper HT Leads