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I have a DM6A Lucas distributor and would like to replace the side loading original cap with a top loading cap. Someone (I think here?) mentioned that a Jaguar XJ6 distributor cap would work. However, I cannot find the post and I am not sure which cap to order. If XJ6, which year, series and etc.

Can anyone help? Thank you!

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Hmmm, my brain says Triumph TR6. Don't know why.

Quick Moss search shows the same part # for the XJ6 as well.
 

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Lin,
The push-in caps only fit the later distributors - D22 and D25 as are used on the TR6, BJ8, Jags of that era, etc.

Unfortunately only side-loader caps available for DM6A. I would love to be proved a liar on this.

Might want to check with Jeff Schlemmer at Advanced Distributors. If they're available, he'll have them.
 

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I purchased my Top loader and plug wires from Jeff at Advanced Distributor. He recommended a Top loader if your using a Pertronix.
 
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The switch to D25 occurred with the MK2. I have a MKI with a DM6A.

From what I have discovered so far, and with some confirmation from British Parts Northwest, the top loading distributor cap isnā€™t available for the DM6A, but it is for the D25 - Just as you pointed out, Steve

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A new(ish) top loading cap is installed on my BJ-7 DM6A distributor which replicates what was there when the Healey was acquired in the early 80s. On box Part No. XD57 "Distributor Cap" appears to be a Moss label# 872-802 GDC106. To make good HT contact, small brass washers are needed to retain the HT wire element when the end caps are screwed in and secured. Sort of a hassle. Perhaps there's a better way to retain HT leads in their respective holes. Hope this helps. GONZO.
 

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A new(ish) top loading cap is installed on my BJ-7 DM6A distributor which replicates what was there when the Healey was acquired in the early 80s. On box Part No. XD57 "Distributor Cap" appears to be a Moss label# 872-802 GDC106. To make good HT contact, small brass washers are needed to retain the HT wire element when the end caps are screwed in and secured. Sort of a hassle. Perhaps there's a better way to retain HT leads in their respective holes. Hope this helps. GONZO.

Box must be incorrect. Moss online shows 872-802 as normal generic side loader for DM6A.

Screw-in top entry caps per your description are shown for XK120-150 on P93 of the Moss XK catalog.

They use the flared copper wires and washer same as Healey 100s - not modern push-in wires suitable for Pertronix.
 

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Apologies for the confusion. Realized that this was the box for a side terminal cap which I happened to use to store the top terminal one that came with the car. I run points and 7mm ACCEL Super Stock wires with small portion of core exposed and flared under brass washer on each terminal.
 
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