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Hello All:

Thanks for reading. I'm a newbie and I have an 87 Classic (NAS). Can anyone share where I can find a quality ignition rotor? I have purchased 4 so far, and all have failed within 3 - 5 weeks of installing them. Each time I was suddenly stranded, I was able to get going by re-installing the old (and weathered) rotor that was in the Rover when I purchased it. I am afraid that at some point, the old rotor will itself fail. Any ideas? I have tried a well-known Stateside supplier, buying both the "aftermarket" and "OEM Lucas packaged" rotors they sell.

Any help would be very much appreciated.

Thank you,
Sking
 

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have you tried rovers north?, another option is to retrofit to later style distributor less ignition (dis) which uses coil banks. triggerwheels.com
is more affordable and comprehensive kit than others. I have purchased said kit for my 95 just have not had the time to install, is it in plan tho.
 

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I bought mine from this chap http://www.distributordoctor.com/

Had exactly the same problem as you, cut out suddenly and wouldn’t restart - right in the middle of the Mersey Tunnel during Friday night rush hour. Managed to bring Liverpool city centre to a standstill :shock:

Had spark to the dizzy but not the plugs so changed the rotor arm and she fired up straight away and been fine since. Always carry a spare though.
 

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I got mine at auto zone
Wow! I had no clue they sold them. I will give one a try (for $12). How many miles have you been able to put on it? As I've mentioned at the top of the thread, I've gone through 4 aftermarket and "so-called" OEM Lucas-packaged. Each time I was suddenly stranded (traffic turn lanes, while in the left lane of the highway, on a beach trail, etc..)
 

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I bought mine from this chap http://www.distributordoctor.com/

Had exactly the same problem as you, cut out suddenly and wouldn’t restart - right in the middle of the Mersey Tunnel during Friday night rush hour. Managed to bring Liverpool city centre to a standstill :shock:

Had spark to the dizzy but not the plugs so changed the rotor arm and she fired up straight away and been fine since. Always carry a spare though.
Thank you for your reply. No, it's not a good feeling being that guy in the Rover who is causing the tie up. I have a spare now in the cubby, but I would rather not have the old Lucas one installed, since it is the one that has not failed on me (knocking on wood).. Thank you again.
 

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have you tried rovers north?, another option is to retrofit to later style distributor less ignition (dis) which uses coil banks. triggerwheels.com
is more affordable and comprehensive kit than others. I have purchased said kit for my 95 just have not had the time to install, is it in plan tho.

Haven't tried Rovers North yet, but I will give them a try.
 

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You should expect it to last a year or so
To be realistic
But the price is right
My motor is a 3.9
 

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If I can get 1 year out of a rotor, I'd be extremely happy! Will definitely give AZ a try. Though it's just insane to me, that every one of the rotors I've purchased has failed within weeks of installing them. I've replaced the cap, wires and plugs when I initially replaced the rotor (arm) the first time - blue Lucas cap and all.
 

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That had to be embarrassing / frustrating / etc... Thanks for sharing your experience, BigJ!
 
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