Rover V8 Distributor for Rover V8 Engines Pre 1976 (replaces Lucas 35D V8)
This Powerspark 35D V8 Distributor is a direct replacement for the Lucas 35D or 35DLM8 V8 Distributor. We offer this for all types of Rover V8 engine, see below for details.
It is a brand new casting complete and pre-fitted with Powerspark Electronic Ignition for 'plug and play' fitment.
Comes complete with a Powermax rotor arm, improved over the original by using a moulded design instead of a rivet.
The Lucas 35D V8 was used for many years in vehicles that used the Rover V8 engine. Your Rover V8 engine is either classed as early or late, which dictates which drive gear the distributor utilises
We offer two different distributors for the Rover V8 engine depending on if it is Early or Late:
Rover V8 Distributors for Early Rover V8 Pre 1976:
SKU D29 - Powerspark Lucas 35D V8 distributor electronic with Powerspark Ignition Module
SKU D29M11 - Powerspark Lucas 35D V8 distributor electronic with Genuine Lucas Ignition Module
Rover V8 Distributors for Late Rover V8 Post 1976:
SKU D2 - Powerspark Lucas 35D V8 distributor electronic with Powerspark Ignition Module
SKU D2911 - Powerspark Lucas 35D V8 distributor electronic with Genuine Lucas Ignition Module
EARLY ROVER V8 ENGINES - Pre 1976
1967–1973 Rover P5B
1968–1976 Rover P6B
1968–1990 Morgan Plus 8
1970–1989 Range Rover Classic
1973–1976 MGB GT V8
1976–1987 Rover SD1
1972–1978 Land Rover 101 Forward Control military vehicle
LATE ROVER V8 ENGINES - Post 1976
1979–1981/2 Triumph TR8
1978–1985 Land Rover Series III "Stage One"
1980–1990 TVR 350i
1989–2004 Land Rover Discovery
1983–1994 Land Rover 90/110/Defender
1990–2004 Morgan Plus 8
1991–1995 Ginetta G33
1992–1996 MG RV8
1986–1993 TVR S Series
1989–1995 Range Rover 3.9
1994–1998 Land Rover Defender
1986–1991 Sisu NA-140 BT all-terrain transport vehicle
As many engines have been swapped or have been converted to the later front cover, it is not always easy to identify whether a Rover V8 is early or late.
This can be done from the engine number, so if you aren't sure, please call us.
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