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condenser for distributor 23D

PostPost by: lotusbzz » Thu Jan 23, 2020 8:27 am

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Hallo!
I do not see any condenser on my brand new distributor 23D.
do I have to wire and external one? where? I do not see any hole where screw the body of the condenser?
do I have to drill the body? :shock:
is this condenser built in? ... so I do not need any extra part?
ciao a tutti
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PostPost by: Lyn7 » Thu Jan 23, 2020 10:46 am

Hi Paolo. You only need a condenser if you are using points. It would be screwed to the base plate under the distributor cap next to the points/contact breaker. It is possible you have electronic ignition under the distributor cap and you will not then need points and condenser. Cheers, Lyn
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PostPost by: lotusbzz » Thu Jan 23, 2020 11:23 am

... it seems that there is a built-in condenser somewhere.
I have to check inside but it's not easy, that section is very crowded
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PostPost by: rgh0 » Fri Jan 24, 2020 10:27 am

just unclip the cap and the condenser if present is visible on the top plate under the cap for the standard distributor

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PostPost by: Quart Meg Miles » Fri Jan 24, 2020 9:05 pm

It's just a short cylinder bolted to the plate at one of its ends and a wire coming out of the other end joining the contact breaker spring on an insulator and the wire to the spade for the coil.
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PostPost by: lotusbzz » Fri Jan 24, 2020 9:48 pm

Found!
Officially I can tell you that my Lucas 23D fits its own condenser inside!
Have a nice week end
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PostPost by: Quart Meg Miles » Fri Jan 24, 2020 10:27 pm

lotusbzz wrote:Found!
Officially I can tell you that my Lucas 23D fits its own condenser inside!
Have a nice week end
Paolo

Thank you, Paolo, it's unusual for people to tell us the final result!
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