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New Products :- Reopus V12 amplifier    Improved 6 cylinder thermostats

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REOPUS H HALL EFFECT PICKUP V12 OPUS IGNITION SYSTEMS. NEW REOPUS-H WITH HALL EFFECT PICK UP NOW AVAILABLE.


The Opus ignition system developed by Lucas over 40 years ago was an elegant & efficient development in its day. However, the heart of the system , the AMPLIFIER was always its weakest point and very susceptable to component failure.

Even when new , the amplifier was unable to fully control ignition timing between cylinders & as components deteriorated with age, this would become even more of a problem resulting in difficult starting, high fuel consumption & poor performance, particularly under load.

We have been for some years exclusive EU stockists of the  REOPUS AMPLIFIER units completely redesigned using hugely improved, more robust, modern electronic components. Following on from this very successful upgraded amplifier, the latest development from this is the new REOPUS-H amplifier which  now comes with an all new HALL EFFECT PICKUP.  

The uprated REOPUS-H board is built in to your original OPUS amplifier casing so that it is a simple matter to fit the uprated unit in minutes. Send us your original Opus amplifier & we will install the new REOPUS-H technology in to your unit & return it to you complete with a new Hall effect distributor pick-up. Turnaround time is usually 2 days.  

For overseas customers where the cost of postage is prohibitive we can provide the replacement electronic board with full instructions for DIY fitting. For this you will require a good quality soldering iron & a steady hand!

£250  (EXCLUDES VAT & SHIPPING)
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6 CYLINDER THERMOSTATS

IMPROVED BELLOWS THERMOSTATS 3.8 E-Type, MK2 3.4 & 3.8, XK150, 420, S-Type, MK9

AVAILABLE TO ORDER ONLY SERIES 1 4.2 E-TYPE, MKX & 420

We have for some time had problems with the available replacement for the original bellows thermostats. Although these are better than nothing, they are not as efficient as the originals in restricting the bypass flow when open & can result in overheating problems at high ambient temperatures.
Our new thermostat has a bypass sleeve with the same dimensions as the original type. 48mm diameter & 15mm depth. The currently available replacement is 47mm diameter & only 10mm deep.
The difference in diameter alone allows almost 35% less coolant to flow through the bypass than with the current replacement.












The conversion requires a modification to the thermostat housing cover. This can be done on an exchange basis, or we can modify your own housing & return it with the new thermostat , usually the same day.
SERIES 1 4.2 E-TYPE, MKX & 420 can only be made using your own housing.
COST (Excluding postage & VAT) £29.50
Refundable deposit on return of thermostat housing in re-usable condition £25.