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Bedford K Restoration 10 Sep 2021 17:06 #225662

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Not sure if you buy a new cap for an old Land Rover Model 1 or a TEA Fergy tractor if they make the small screw in caps any more. I found that the small brass discs that the HT wire fits to and is bent over are even harder to find but obviously they can be made.
If you have a sample of the screw in cap part then they can be scanned and printed out on a 3D printer using the appropriate filler.
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Bedford K Restoration 10 Sep 2021 17:44 #225665

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I know you can still buy screw in type land rover leads so I'd imagine the cap should still be available.
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Bedford K Restoration 10 Sep 2021 18:32 #225668

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Thanks 600Dodge & cobbadog, will try those options for the distributor cap & leads.

Success this afternoon with #1 Ignition Switch, I gave it a good flush out with "WD40 Specialist Fast Drying Contact Cleaner" which I had lying around & that freed up the key tumblers & the side lights. Gotta be "Specialist" to get the results I guess - ha ha :)
Everything now working OK & the Ignition & Oil lights are behaving.
So I reasonable Friday after all. :cheer:

Getting that ignition sorted & the rear brakes will be the next tasks

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Bedford K Restoration 10 Sep 2021 20:21 #225674

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Have a look at "green spark" via e-bay. They have helped me in the past with old bits and pieces re leads and ends. They are in England from memory but never seemed a hassle. The other one try , probably first and definitely easier.
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Bedford K Restoration 10 Sep 2021 21:33 #225676

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I looked and found a new old stock distibutor cap on FleaBay for the David Brown Cropmaster and did come with the screw in button style cap but no buttons. Once I new the Lucas part number a few options came up and I did find mine here in Oz and quite a few in England. So if you can find the part number you might get lucky.
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Bedford K Restoration 11 Sep 2021 09:29 #225685

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Pierre Any old-style Auto Electrician should have all the parts you want. You can buy High Tension cable by the metre and fit any ends you want. I prefer the old-style copper core lead as the carbon stuff does not appear to be as reliable.
In the good old Pre Covid days, you could get all these parts easily at any large swapmeet, maybe we will live long enough to see swapmeets again. In the meantime those vendors will be trying to sell on the internet or anywhere they can.
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Bedford K Restoration 11 Sep 2021 12:07 #225689

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Bare Co list a distributor cap complete with screw in terminals and the little brass discs, as well as a lead set with screw on terminals and nice plug ends, for Ferguson/Massey Ferguson tractors.

Obviously the cap would be of no use to you, and you would need to buy 2 sets of either as those tractors are only 4 cylinder, but if the screw in terminal threads match your cap you might be able to make up a neat set of what you need. You may even manage a set of 6 leads out of 8 by discarding the shortest 2 leads.
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Bedford K Restoration 11 Sep 2021 21:28 #225718

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There was a bloke in Echuca that specialised in old wiring and leads, I dint need (well I did but didn't bother) new spark plug leads for my O, just the lister. If it's just the leads, that should be an easy get. On a dark night carting hay no headlights, the bed looked like so thing from back to future, mini lightening strikes all over the motor.

Bruce Bparro. may know the Echuck blokes details.
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Bedford K Restoration 11 Sep 2021 22:06 #225726

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John Humphries of Rustic Spares sells all the HT leads you want even the coloured fibre looking ones and the connections for the ends. All are copper core HT leads. He has a websire and can post so maybe an option for ou. Also a very good and helpful bloke.
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Bedford K Restoration 13 Sep 2021 10:39 #225758

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I think it it Jim Robinson at Riverlec in Echuca. He has been an Auto Electrician since before he left Melboring some forty years ago.
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