Author Topic: Ignition rotor? 280s  (Read 44 times)

Justin280s

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Ignition rotor? 280s
« on: 14 March 2019, 12:22 AM »
Hi Team.  I have something funny going on here.  I'm not sure if this is the correct  rotor button for my car?


After ordering a new one using vin# and engine #
I was sent this

 I am sort of feeling the one installed  could be for a 280se?
My car is a 76 280s

Here I go asking for help again.  I hope I can repay with you guys when I go to do the body work. I am a panel beater and spray painted with almost 30 years experience.
Cheers Justin.

w116john

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Re: Ignition rotor? 280s
« Reply #1 on: 14 March 2019, 01:12 AM »
hi

the old one is the rev limit version,  the new one is not but should work fine, more knowledgeable peeps will follow with better info

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Justin280s

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Re: Ignition rotor? 280s
« Reply #2 on: 14 March 2019, 01:40 AM »
Thanks John.

I am having trouble understanding  how a rotor button can be a Rev limiter.  But as a mechanic  I make a great automotive  painter.   ;D

Is the ignition  timing different between them?
« Last Edit: 14 March 2019, 01:47 AM by Justin280s »

w116john

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Re: Ignition rotor? 280s
« Reply #3 on: 14 March 2019, 02:26 AM »

hi justin my mechanical knowledge is basic, and what i do know i learned on here, but thats what it is a rev limiter rotor.

designed to protect engines from over revving maybe in a manual car if you missed a gear etc


subject to correction

all the best