Rover V8 Distributor to fit Rover V8's Post 1976


Brand New Distributor suitable for almost all Rover V8s.

(At last a suitable replacement for the Rover V8 Distributor, available at a reasonable price indeed,£250.00 cheaper.)

Add Magnecor wires and our unique A&R Amp. Then you have the best ignition output ever, increased fuel economy better idle and maximum torque availability guaranteed.

What is this listing for?

A complete brand new distributor with 3 pin pre-amp / ignition module and vacuum advance unit, new drive gear, new cap, new rotor indeed the inclusions offered with this item add up to over £250.00.

Will it fit your vehicle?

Suitable as a direct replacement for all Rover V8 distributors (post 1976 and pre serpentine) that have the integral 3 pin ignition module. However if your distributor has the remote 2 pin module you will just require a linking lead which can be purchased from as little as £25.00.

If you do not have one of the above style distributors do not fear!!

If you are using a Lucas 'Limb' system 35DM8 (noticeable as it has two wires coming out from the side and an original amplifier mounted under or near to the coil) and you have a post 1976 and pre serpentine engine then you can still use this distributor.

How? By upgrading this distributor to run with our exclusive RPi Power Amp (Available in dual timing for LPG engines) which is mounted remotely from the distributor and is available in the ignition section of our eBay shop. Partsrange Ignition section..

Not sure if your engine is Serpentine or not?

No problem... The simplest way to describe this is by the type of fan belt your engine has. All pre-serpentine engines had what is called v-belts fitted, they are called v-belts because if you were to cut through the belt (take a sectional view) you get a V. On the later Serpentine engines the belts were wider and flat.

This distributor comes complete with the following items:
  • Drive gear suitable for post 1976 and pre serpentine engines.
  • New drive gear system
  • Distributor Cap and Rotor Arm.
  • 3 Pin pre amp.
  • New Vacuum advance unit.
  • Indeed all you see in the pictures included n this listing.
  • We also offer this distributor upgrade with A&R amp Magnecor wires Etc. elsewhere in our eBay listings

Please Note - This Distributor includes a brand new replacement drive gear attached, however we recommend to always use your original gear drive gear as it will at least be mated with the surface of your original driveshaft. Please enquire for further information.

We also supply and offer from stock Mallory Dual Point, Magnetic and Unalite Distributors for all Rover V8's and we stock all service parts too, from a new rotor arm to a brand new body.


  • Here you can see a library picture of a previously sold distributor, however the one we have available matches in terms of quality and specification.

  • Second picture shows the distributor drive gear already fitted.

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