Ignition Amplifier relocation kit

az_max

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I went looking for the ignition amplifier relocation kit at British Pacific, only to find it's NLA. I did find another company that makes a slightly different version. Is there reason it was discontinued at AB/BP? Should I just replace my existing amp and wait for it to fail after 5 years?
 

luckyjoe

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The UK company that made the kits stopped making them. I installed one on my '95 LWB around 2016 and at the time you could source them from AB or the UK. IMO it's a necessary modification - all my IAM problems disappeared after a thorough ignition R&R, distributor rebuild, and this relocation kit.
 

Blueboy

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Apr 20, 2004
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The UK company that made the kits stopped making them. I installed one on my '95 LWB around 2016 and at the time you could source them from AB or the UK. IMO it's a necessary modification - all my IAM problems disappeared after a thorough ignition R&R, distributor rebuild, and this relocation kit.
Knocking on wood for luck as I write this. My entire ignition system was renewed in 2011 before shipping the ‘94 Rangie over to Switzerland. Drove it all over on and off road for 5 years there without any problems and shipped it back. It is now 2022 and still no issues with ignition amplifier module on the distributor. Hopefully next time I drive it all still will be ok!!
 

discostew

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Sep 14, 2010
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I went looking for the ignition amplifier relocation kit at British Pacific, only to find it's NLA. I did find another company that makes a slightly different version. Is there reason it was discontinued at AB/BP? Should I just replace my existing amp and wait for it to fail after 5 years?
Welcome to my world. It’s scary to take in old cars like this where I work because of what you just found out. If I take one in and spend several hours diagnosing the thing just to find out the part it needs is NLA. How do I charge a guy for saying this is what it needs and your still fucked.
Maybe Will Tillery can help you out with a used bracket and dummy module and harness. I’m sure you can get the amplifier.
 

discostew

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Your other option is to switch out the distributor with one made by TRW and there’s other manufacturers. I put a TRW unit in a Defender that was having issues. It worked great. But the problem with that is your going to spend way less time on the side of the road. So it’s going to take away from the Rover experience.
 
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