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Triumph with a distributor #703536
08/01/17 6:00 am
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A friend just acquired a 350 Triumph 1962 with a distributor and wants to know if he can install an electronic ignition. Is there a conversion made for this?

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Re: Triumph with a distributor [Re: SEATTLE GS] #703546
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Two options

Pazon make an adaptor


http://www.pazon.com/files/PDF/Eb-pos.pdf

Which uses the points in the distributor as a trigger

Or


http://www.electrexworld.co.uk/acatalog/STK-102D_-_Ignition_Alternator_Kit.html

Replaces everything electrical

Or buy the bits from a later bike and fit the points cover, and cam, then "standard" ei

Re: Triumph with a distributor [Re: SEATTLE GS] #703548
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I have a 1959 5Ta that has been changed to EI. The PO carried out this conversion so afraid I can't help with the finite details, but I know he had to blank off the distributor aperture and fit a later timing casing. Other than confirming it can be done, not much help I'm afraid

Re: Triumph with a distributor [Re: SEATTLE GS] #703566
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1957 6T Thunderbird 650
1968 T100R Daytona 500
1971 TR6R Tiger 650
1970 BSA A65F 650
1955 Tiger 100 - Project

Re: Triumph with a distributor [Re: SEATTLE GS] #703577
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I have a 1961 T100A with Boyer fitted to the 18D2 distributor. I got it from AO Services, they modified the Boyer, sent it to me along with instructions of where to machine/file if it didnt fit, which it did. Or apparently they can do all necessary distributor work. I can only go by my own experience, but in my case this was a much easier and quicker job than having the Pazon fitted to my 6T distributor by the firm mentioned above.

http://aoservices.co.uk/18d2.htm




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