Triumph Sports Cars

engine swaps and other performance upgrades, plus "factory" V8s (Stag and TR8)

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tr7v8mike
Michael Booth
Sydney, Australia
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Registered:
02/22/2015 10:26PM

Main British Car:
1981 TR7 Rover 4.6

Removing dizzy
Posted by: tr7v8mike
Date: May 15, 2020 09:42PM

Hi, I have a RR P38 engine and I am going to remove the dizzy and install electronic ignition (Megasquirt). Does anyone know where I can get a plug for the hole left by removal of the dizzy? Rimmer Bros don't have anything.

Thanks
Mike


88v8
Ivor Duarte
Gloucestershire UK
(802 posts)

Registered:
02/11/2010 04:29AM

Main British Car:
1974 Land Rover Lightweight V8

Re: Removing dizzy
Posted by: 88v8
Date: May 16, 2020 04:11AM

No, but I have happily used the Lumenition Optronic system on a number of cars, retains the dizzy.
Currently in my Land Rover with Rover V8, and my Rambler with factory 327.

Ivor


TR8Driver
Darrell Walker
Vancouver, WA, USA
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Registered:
08/23/2019 07:59PM

Main British Car:
1981 Triumph TR8, 1966 Triumph TR-4A 3.5 Rover V8, 2.1 wet liner 4 cyl with super charg

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Re: Removing dizzy
Posted by: TR8Driver
Date: May 16, 2020 12:00PM

Does that engine have a crank-driven oil pump? If not, you will need something to drive the oil pump. I saw, but can't find anymore, a place in the UK that will remove the top of the dizzy and put on a nice caps.


TR8Driver
Darrell Walker
Vancouver, WA, USA
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08/23/2019 07:59PM

Main British Car:
1981 Triumph TR8, 1966 Triumph TR-4A 3.5 Rover V8, 2.1 wet liner 4 cyl with super charg

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Re: Removing dizzy
Posted by: TR8Driver
Date: May 16, 2020 12:03PM

Check out the "dumpy dizzy":

[www.megasquirt-v8.co.uk]

If you still need to drive the oil pump, check out the "dinky dizzy":

[www.megasquirt-v8.co.uk]



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 05/16/2020 12:04PM by TR8Driver.


tr7v8mike
Michael Booth
Sydney, Australia
(16 posts)

Registered:
02/22/2015 10:26PM

Main British Car:
1981 TR7 Rover 4.6

Re: Removing dizzy
Posted by: tr7v8mike
Date: May 17, 2020 07:04PM

Thanks Darrell, perfect solution.


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