Press Release: Upgraded Ignition

Moss Motors is proud to offer the CSI-Optimized Distributor. The advantage of this distributor is that it offers a fully electronic ignition system built into the correct type of Lucas distributor housing to suit your car, keeping the original appearance in the engine bay. Gone are the points and condenser and mechanical advance mechanism, all replaced with a high quality electronic ignition system. These distributors are maintenance free (no points to adjust), and offer the benefits of, easier starting, smoother running, more torque and power, and reduced fuel consumption and emissions.

Click here to view CSI-Optimized Distributors for purchase.

Each CSI-Optimized Distributor features 16 easily switchable ignition curves to allow timing adjustment to suit your car’s engine and fuel specifications. Alternative advance curves can be selected to suit your engine’s state of tune making them ideal for both stock and modified engines. Curves are easily selected using a screwdriver in a rotary switch, with a bright flashing LED indicator to show the selected curve—all concealed underneath the distributor cap.

Since the CSI-Optimized Distributor uses the correct type of distributor body for the application it is a direct swap. Full instructions and ignition curve selection guidance is included. Requires a 3 ohm Coil such as our Intermotor Sport Coil (part number 143-201).

Founded in 1948, Moss Motors is the oldest and also the largest supplier of parts for classic British sports cars with warehouses on both the east and west coasts in the USA. Moss is a service driven company by virtue of its knowledgeable salespeople, responsive Customer Service Department, and available technical support. Moss products are supported by engineers, quality control, and R&D, and as a result, parts from Moss are backed by the best warranty in the business. Moss offers free printed catalogs for Austin-Healey, MG and Triumph vehicles. A Jaguar parts catalog is available online only. Shopping online is easy and convenient at For more information, visit the Moss Motors website or call 1-800-667-7872.

Moss Motors
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'Press Release: Upgraded Ignition' have 13 comments

  1. June 27, 2017 @ 9:17 am Bernasconi Luigi

    per MG TD 1953 è possibile avere un cabio revisato a nuovo e il prezzo?? grazie per la risposta,saluti Luigi.B


  2. June 27, 2017 @ 10:23 am Steve

    Where can I find the price??


    • June 29, 2017 @ 12:46 am Pat

      On the Price Tag!


      • December 28, 2017 @ 2:12 pm Ruben

        Please, be nice! Don’t be rude and give answers you do not want people to give you when you ask a question.


  3. June 28, 2017 @ 2:33 am Tom Sterry

    Is the mechanism magnetic or optical?


    • July 27, 2017 @ 6:29 am Wim

      Hello Tom,
      The CSI uses hall sensors and high temperature magnets,


  4. June 28, 2017 @ 6:59 am Beat

    Could you recommend a CSI-Optimized Distributor (with the relevant curve) for an MGB supercharged engine?


  5. June 28, 2017 @ 9:50 am Marco de la Barrera

    Can I use in an MG TD 1950?1950


    • July 27, 2017 @ 6:31 am Wim

      Yes, there is a special for the MG-T series


  6. October 16, 2017 @ 10:33 am bruce adornato

    is the moss electronic less sensitive to voltage fluctuations than the pertronix?
    i have burned through two pertronix sets and i keep a set of points in the trunk for emergencies.
    not sure what the problem was but seems stable now.


  7. December 28, 2017 @ 2:19 pm Ruben

    I owned an MGB back in 1975 while in the military in Germany and loved that car. I just bought another one, a 1980 model (MGB as well, 1.8 engine, convertible and I have it almost restored thanks to Moss Mottors! I would have never thoght there was an after market company still making parts for the MGB back to the 60s and 70s and 80s! Needless to say, I just got my car a new top, engine valve cover, and a lot of other parts. It is too bad that Wisconsin has such a terrible weather and my garage is being occupied by my snow removal vehivcle and now my MGB. Can’t wait until Spring gets here so I can jump start my new project! Thanks, Moss Mottors, you guys are the best!


  8. January 17, 2018 @ 2:50 pm John

    When will Moss Motors have the CSI distributor for a BN1 Austin Healey 100?


  9. January 8, 2019 @ 3:18 pm Rob Robertson

    Will Moss make available an electronic ignition for !961 MGA?


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