This summer at VTR auto-cross my '65 Spitfire began to misfire really bad.
Didn't have time to fix anything then so just ran the auto-cross the best I
could. Later that day after finding nothing amiss I went to the TRF sales
room and bought a new rotor and distributor cap. After replacing both it ran
fine! Did not keep the old pieces so I don't know for sure but this sounds
suspiciously like the same failure!!
'65 Spitfire MKII
'72 Spitfire MLIV
'80 TR8 DHC
From: Bruce T. Clough <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: email@example.com <firstname.lastname@example.org>; email@example.com
Date: Monday, January 12, 1998 6:51 AM
Subject: Re: Lucas Rotor Failure
>Similar failure? You bet. Last year on a club run one of our TR4 owners
>had a similar experience. After playing around with everything we finally
>replaced the rotor - fired up the first try. Seemed that the BRAND NEW
>Lucas rotor's dielectric failed. Kent`s still is using the 25 year old
>rotor we gave him, and has the offending unit on a wall plaque!
>We were wondering if there were any more out there!