ever you may read, you cannot gain any extra power by changing your distributor,
ignition leads, coil, or spark plugs. You can help the engine to run smoother
and more efficiently, though. Your choice of distributors is limited to your
stock unit, the Bosch 009 or 050 in either a standard configuration or with a
Lumenition Optronic system or other electronic pack. These electronic units will
help your engine run smoothly and with a more accurate spark, but remember to
take a set of point with you on any long trips just in case they pack up,
otherwise you're knackered, they cannot be fixed. If you change your carbs for a
dual system you will need a purely centrifugal advance distributor. The 009 and
050 are of this type. The difference between the 009 and the 050 is the advance
rate, the 050 gets to full advance faster rate than the 009, meaning it gets to
its full advance at a lower engine speed, this is not a good idea for a lower
powered engine (under 100BHP) as it will put more of a demand on the engine
before it is really ready to give it.
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