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Hi Folks, I have a 69 Gt 1900 not sure if it's correct or not but it has a Bosch distributor with 1230591003 on the cap and Bosch 01227022008 electronic ignition
The rotor appears slack and worn and has no part number on it. has anybody got a Bosch Rotor Part number please ?
I have done a search but failed to come up with anything apart from the electronic ignition reference.
Thanks in advance
 

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Have you checked your local auto parts store or Opel GT source. If you go the auto supply route, advance auto has them. Opel GT source sells the cap and rotor as a unit and specifies an early style 69-70 or late style 1971-73 for 19.00.
 

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Over in the UK, auto parts stores here can't supply anything apart from air fresheners and polish.
I'm not aware if this is the correct early cap / late cap or other at this stage Will I. and can't find any reference that I trust. I've emailed a couple of distributor specialist in the UK and await a response however I thought might just get lucky and someone says " Bosch 1230591003 ? sure you need a 4103 rotor ! " etc etc........
 

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Try the supplier above in Germany they specialize in Opel Parts. I also looked an one that I recently purchased to have as a back up and it looks like the ones pictured on the internet - orange in color and made in Italy and had 512 stamped on the underside. Hope that helps.
 

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Appreciate the info Will I, Issue we have in UK at the moment is a thing called BREXIT as well as COVID which makes ordering from Europe border line impossible

I am aware of Splendid parts and they use to ship to UK owners club but isn't quite so good now and could take 2-3 months if they are prepared to do it at all. What I need is someone who can identify what rotor goes with the distributor I have and I can source here.
 

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If the distributor has centrifugal advance it probably is from a Manta or a Rekord with a 20S or 20E engine, so you could try asking for a rotor for a -83 up Manta GT/E or Rekord with a 20S or E engine.
 

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If you have photos of the rotor, that would help.

A 1969 GT came with points and condenser, not electronic ignition. So it sounds like a later electronic ignition was retrofitted.
 
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While Opel GT's were not officially imported into England, the Manta/Ascona certainly were, and the slightly later Vauxhall's are Opels in every sense of the word, and even the ones built in England after ~1978 were exactly the same as German Opels. Except for the steering wheel position, of course ;)

There are a number of UK Opel/Vauxhall groups on Facebook and they don't seem to have any difficulty sourcing things like tune up parts on your side of the Channel.
 

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I have a 1969 engine in my '71 GT, and I have a somewhat used but serviceable rotor and cap that I can send you if you like. The Opel part # is 1784226 and the part # for the rotor & cap together from Opel GT Source (that is now in my car) is 6041-69. This may all be moot with respect to your car, as the later model distributors used a different cap & rotor.

One of my very painful memories from when I owned from new my 1970 GT was getting the proper condenser, as there were at least two different numbers for the 1970 model.
 

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I have a 1969 engine in my '71 GT, and I have a somewhat used but serviceable rotor and cap that I can send you if you like. The Opel part # is 1784226 and the part # for the rotor & cap together from Opel GT Source (that is now in my car) is 6041-69. This may all be moot with respect to your car, as the later model distributors used a different cap & rotor.

One of my very painful memories from when I owned from new my 1970 GT was getting the proper condenser, as there were at least two different numbers for the 1970 model.
Thank you very much for your generous offer Michael but hopefully ( fingers crossed ) that we have sourced the required Rotor which is part number 123433 2215 R5 04004. Time will tell if its correct and I will be certain to update this post as soon as I know.
 
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