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PostPosted: Tue Dec 13, 2016 12:08 pm    Post subject: Hello again Reply with quote
Hi everyone as previously mentioned not been on for a while so hello and apologies.
Hopefully a quick question, does anyone know anything about electronic points and if they are worth getting?

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 13, 2016 12:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Welcome AB88.
Electronic ignition is well worth having. No more points to reset, no condenser to fail at the most awkward time and ignition timing stays constant.
However there is some really cheap and nasty rubbish out there so be prepared to spend and get a well known make eg. Lumenition, Pertronix etc.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 13, 2016 1:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Hi Alan,

Thanks for that I was considering a set as she has a tendency to pink when accelerating but young mechanic I asked about pinking problem just looked at me with a blank face.

I will look at ordering a set.

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 13, 2016 4:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Hi again AB88.
Pinking is caused by the timing being too advanced. Best to fit to electronic ignition then check the timing which is not easy because there are no figures available.
I timed my engine with it running. If you're interested in trying I can PM the way I did it.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 14, 2016 5:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
Hi Alan,

That's great thanks much appreciated, also sorry to be a pain did you mean Ignition or points or are they the same thing? (lack of knowledge now shows ha ha)

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 14, 2016 7:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
Morning AB88.
Electronic ignition does away with the points replacing them with a switching device. You need to ensure that the rotor arm and distributor cap are OK. Don't buy the black plastic rotor arms but get a red one as they don't short out.
Will PM later re timing.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 14, 2016 9:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
Hi Alan,

thanks again really appreciate it.

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 14, 2016 10:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
Morning AB88.
Have sent you an PM on ignition timing.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 14, 2016 2:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Could you explain the comment about black and red rotor arms in a bit more detail?
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 14, 2016 5:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Evening Geoff2
Have posted a new topic on the rotor arms at Series 3 Discussions.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 16, 2016 5:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
Hi Alan,

thanks for the PM much appreciated.

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 16, 2016 7:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Evening again AB88.
Forgot to ask previously but what carburettor is fitted to your Land Rover?
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 17, 2016 4:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Good evening Alan,

Apologies I don't want to sound like a newby and you will need to forgive my lack of knowledge but how do I know which Carb I have?

Also I have not done small bore since I was sixteen! which I have to say was a long time ago ha ha. I would love to give it another go I used to use .22 rifle only, now I do clays as it was easier to get into locally, but such an amazing sport and community.

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 17, 2016 7:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Evening AB88.
Lack of knowledge is no problem on the forum. We all have to learn and what one person doesn't know another will. We all muck in and pool our knowledge to help each other so no apology needed for being a newby.
The standard carburettor fitted to Series 3s is a Zenith 36IV. This has "Zenith" on the float chamber side facing away from the engine. (Some have "Solex" like mine but they are identical).An alternative was a Weber which is considerably smaller. This was an aftermarket alternative when Zeniths became very expensive. Zeniths are no longer available except as cheap and nasty 50 copies and I speak from experience when I say they are rubbish. The Weber was supposed to be more economical but you had to drive with your foot to the floor to get anywhere.
I can't send amy photos as my computer knowledge is very limited. I can send emails post on this forum and look things up but I can't even connect my printer.
Best to compare your carburettor with photos in a manual if you can't identify it.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 19, 2016 6:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
Hi Alan,

Thanks for that I will have a look and try to identify it.

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