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 Post subject: Distributor needed!
PostPosted: Mon Aug 13, 2018 9:27 pm 
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Good evening all, this is my first post and I’m a novice at forums so please be gentle lol!! I have recently come into the possession of a Robinhood S7 I know it’s not a triumph! However it has a dolomite sprint engine inside it, the previous owner took out the distributor and was going to convert it, however in the 15yrs of it sitting doing nothing the distributor is missing!! I was hoping that someone on here might have an idea of where I can look, Rimmer Bros do not have any in stock, I’ve also tried Ignition Car Parts uk which also drew a blank! If anyone can help I’d be ever so greatful, many thanks Karl


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 Post subject: Re: Distributor needed!
PostPosted: Mon Aug 13, 2018 11:18 pm 
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Hi Karl, welcome!

I may be able to find you a distributor, I definitely have a couple needing repair to the mounting points, but may also have an intact one too....


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 Post subject: Re: Distributor needed!
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I've moved your thread here because it is clearly a "wanted" thread. Which distributor do you need. Most Dollies had the Lucas except the 1850 which has a Delco.

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 Post subject: Re: Distributor needed!
PostPosted: Tue Aug 14, 2018 7:50 am 
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Wow, thank you for the replies, ok without sounding like too much of an idiot, I can only repeat what I’ve been told, the engine is a 1998cc 16v sprint engine circa 1977 as is on the V5, I hope that helps?


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 Post subject: Re: Distributor needed!
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You will need a Lucas 44D4 dizzy for the Sprint engine. This uses the same points and condesner as the Lucas 45D4 which was fitted to the 1300 & 1550 engined Dollies.

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Meetings take place on the 1st Wednesday of every month at The Hollies Sports & Social Club, 12 Hough Lane, Bramley, Leeds, LS13 3NE
1972 Dolomite 1850 auto (NYE 751L - The rolling restoration)
2008 Citroën C4 Grand Picasso 2.0 HDi Exclusive (MA08 WCL - the modern)
Former stable of SAY 414M (1974 Toledo), GRH 244D (1966 1300fwd), CDB 324L (1973 1500fwd), GGN 573J (1971 1500fwd), DCP 625S (1977 Dolomite 1300) & LCG 367N (1975 Dolomite Sprint) plus 5 Acclaims and that's just the Triumphs!

Check my blog at http://triumphtoledo.blogspot.com

"There is only one way to avoid criticsm: do nothing, say nothing and be nothing." Aristotle


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 Post subject: Re: Distributor needed!
PostPosted: Tue Aug 14, 2018 6:58 pm 
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Thanks again, well after further investigation, as most of you will probably know the dolomite sprint only went up to 1850cc, it was the Triumph TR7 that had the 1998cc engine in it!!!


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 Post subject: Re: Distributor needed!
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Dolly sprint engines are 1998 cc :) :)

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 Post subject: Re: Distributor needed!
PostPosted: Tue Aug 14, 2018 7:53 pm 
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Hi Karl,
Probably safest to take some under 'hood' :wink: pictures and post on here to determine the engine type before splashing any cash.
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 Post subject: Re: Distributor needed!
PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2018 5:38 am 
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This might help:

1850/TR7
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Sprint
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Meetings take place on the 1st Wednesday of every month at The Hollies Sports & Social Club, 12 Hough Lane, Bramley, Leeds, LS13 3NE
1972 Dolomite 1850 auto (NYE 751L - The rolling restoration)
2008 Citroën C4 Grand Picasso 2.0 HDi Exclusive (MA08 WCL - the modern)
Former stable of SAY 414M (1974 Toledo), GRH 244D (1966 1300fwd), CDB 324L (1973 1500fwd), GGN 573J (1971 1500fwd), DCP 625S (1977 Dolomite 1300) & LCG 367N (1975 Dolomite Sprint) plus 5 Acclaims and that's just the Triumphs!

Check my blog at http://triumphtoledo.blogspot.com

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 Post subject: Re: Distributor needed!
PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2018 11:29 am 
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Image I’ll need to take a better photo, this pic was already in my phone, I’ll update later, thanks for all your help and advice so far 👍🏼


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 Post subject: Re: Distributor needed!
PostPosted: Mon Sep 03, 2018 7:21 pm 
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Thank you all for your help, one Dizzy found and delivered, here’s hoping I can get her running 👍🏼


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 Post subject: Re: Distributor needed!
PostPosted: Mon Sep 03, 2018 9:01 pm 
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With Weber carbs and a tubular exhaust manifold, that is going to absolutely fly when you get it running properly. I wonder if the cam has been changed too.

I had one of these on order in 1989 and I had stripped an 1850 donor and painted up all the parts for it. Trouble was Robin Hood were inundated with orders, I got fed up waiting for the kit to arrive and asked for my deposit back. I sold some of the parts to a chap locally who had received his kit and the chassis was literally 2 x 1" box section bent in a vice, so I was quite pleased I gave up on mine. I understand that the later kits were much better.


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