Several days ago, I acquired from a waste skip outside a local high-dependency private medical facility (probably a private nursing home of some sort) which was shutting down, a new unused Lucas distributor cap (with integral Lucas label), for a 4-cylinder engine, in its original cardboard packaging, (marked DDB106 | MADE UK | 0393 | Barcoded 5 - 012665 - 005521). According to the package labelling, it is intended for various Ford, Rover Group & Talbot car models, including the 1972~74
Toledo and 1971~74 Triumph 1500 & 1500TC.
However, this distributor cap is different to that fitted to my 1974
Triumph Toledo 1300 (registered mid-November 1974); being dome-shaped with a cut-out at the bottom, which is shaped as a combination of a 23 mm x 4 mm rectangle surmounted by 13 mm x 10 mm half-oval. I suspect that this is intended for a Lucas 25D4 ignition distributor rather than my Toledo’s 45D4 ignition distributor.
I also found a pair of part-worn 215/65 R16C commercial-van tyres (mounted on Vauxhall Movano wheels), which I might use with Mercedes C-Class 7J x 16 inch alloy wheels, on my 1973 VW "1600" Type 2 campervan.
Nigel A. Skeet
Independent tutor of mathematics, physics, technology & engineering, for secondary, tertiary, further & higher education.
Upgraded 1974 Triumph Toledo 1300 (Toledo / Dolomite HL / Sprint hybrid)
Onetime member + magazine editor & technical editor of Volkswagen Type 2 Owners' Club