Lucas 45D Distributor for Ford OHV Kent, Crossflow and Twin Cam engines
At Powerspark, we offer a range of distributors for classic Fords whether yours is standard or performance. We offer these in traditional points, electronic, electronic positive earth and electronic high energy in both vac and non vac form for road and track use.
Not sure what distributor your classic Ford needs? Don't worry, just give us a call on 01527 889 453 or take a look at our explanation to try and help
Our Distributors and the Ford Crossflow / PreCrossflow / Kent Engine:
These engines used different distributors, and determining which one is in your car is not an exact science.
Variations for our Lucas distributors for Ford OHV Kent, Twin Cam and Crossflow distributors are as follows:
Lucas 23D Distributors for Ford and Lotus Twin Cam with Top Entry Cap NON VAC ADVANCE:
Ford Capri Mk2 1.3 1.6 3.0, Cortina 1970-76 1600, Escort Mk3 1.3,
Lucas 23D Distributor Points with Top Entry Cap (D73PDG1)
Lucas 23D Distributor Electronic with Top Entry Cap (D73DG1)
Lucas 25D Distributors for Ford Engines AND Lotus Twin Cam Engines with Top Entry Cap:
Ford 105E and Cortina GT
Lucas 25D Distributor Points with Top Entry Cap (D33P)
Lucas 25D Distributor Electronic with Top Entry Cap (D33)
Lucas 25D Distributor Electronic Positive Earth with Top Entry Cap (D33PP)
Lucas 45D Distributors for Ford Engines with Top Entry Cap:
Lotus Elan (1962-74), Lotus Cortina (1963-66), Ford Escort Twin Cam (1968-70), Lotus Europa Type 74 (1975), Caterham Super 7 (1973-74), Morgan 4/4
Lucas 45D Distributor Points with Top Entry Cap (D74P)
Lucas 45D Distributor Electronic with Top Entry Cap (D74)
Lucas 45D Distributor Electronic High Energy with Top Entry Cap (D75)
Lucas 45D Distributors for Ford Engines with Side Entry Cap NON VAC ADVANCE:
Ford Capri MK2 1.3, 1.6, 2.0, Cortina 1970-75 1600, Escort M3 1.3
Lucas 45D Distributor Non Vac Electronic with Top Entry Cap (D14M4)
Lucas 45D Distributor Non Vac Electronic High Energy with Top Entry Cap (D14)
About Points, Electronic and High Energy 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 1.4 ohms. OK to use copper HT Leads.
Sports Electronic Ignition Distributors:
Looks like an original points distributor but contains an electronic ignition module that uses a magnetic pickup instead of contact breaker points.
- To be used with a Standard or Sports ignition coil, resistance reading above 1.4 ohms. Not suitable for use with copper HT Leads
High Energy Electronic Ignition Distributors:
Looks like an original points distributor but contains an electronic ignition module capable of 3x the spark of sports electronic ignition.
- To be used with a High Energy ignition coil, resistance reading below 1.4 ohms. Not suitable for use with copper HT Leads
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Kent - 450 45D type D74
Bought this for my 105e Anglia as I was having problem with the points closing. Removed old and replaced with this after setting the static timing and apart from having the extend the BLACK wire to reach my Coil it statred first time. Took it out for a run and not only did it run smother, no juddering, it also went faster!!! not hit 60mph for ages!!!
What a great company to deal with. Staff very helpful and knowledge of the products they are selling is outstanding. Any queries are answered promptly where it be via email or over the phone. I have purchased two products from them the last one being a distributor for an old Ford Cross Flow engine, excellent product, very competitive price and ex stock delivery. I would throughly recommend this company and there products.
Arrived quickly, was well packed, fitted and worked perfectly.
Kent 45D electronic distributor
This distributor has made the world of difference to my Mk1 Capri. Starts and runs faultlessly from cold and is a lot smoother to drive. Wished I'd junked the old one years ago!
Montage facile, démarrage au premier coup de clé. Super produit, mon Kent 1500 GT tourne comme une horloge, merci. Très bon accueil par mail sur le site, bravo.
Product and Service
The distributor, although different in make, was a straight and easy swap in my Mk1 Escort, despite it having a ballast ignition system. In addition, the customer service from the team was outstanding, with quick responses to questions. Thank you.
Works at first time!!!
I purchased this distributor for a 1973 Cortina MK 3 car with an OHV 1600 CC cross flow engine. I was tired of cleaning and replacing the contact points and wanted an upgrade. Went with the D74 electronic distributor. Observation: I find the electric spark between the spark plug points are much wider (about 3 mm) and denser with the electronic ignition distributor than with the distributor with contact points for the same ignition coil. Installation: Very simple: Red wire to positive terminal of the coil and black wire to negative terminal on coil. Make sure to set the ignition timing with an timing torch.