What are these cars?

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IIRC the Daimler 250 (mid-late 1960s vintage) was a V8 with a four-lobe distributor. Thus the distributor contained two sets of points to fire all 8 cylinders. Something in the back of my mind says it was a Lucas distributor as well!
 
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mysteryman

Yes, that was the same excellent engine, and the Lucas distributor in the SP250 [Dart] had an eight lobe cam with two sets of points as described above. It may have been redesigned by the mid-60s. My Daimler was registered in July '62, and the Saab 96 was from '66. The 4.5 litre V8 would also rev into the 6000 range.
 
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mysteryman

They're OK if installed properly, which I am sure yours is. Make sure it's got a black ignition transformer.
 
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