NOTE: Pickup with shorter wires is our "B-type" pickup for the Jaguar V12 where amplifier is mounted between the cylinder heads. REOPUS H is suitable for 1971-1982 Jaguar V12 engines including: Jaguar XJ12, Daimler Double Six, E-type SIII, Jaguar XJ-S. Also... Aston Martin Vantage/Volante 5.3 litre 1977-79, DBS V8 1976-79. Plus various Rolls-Royce, Bentley, and several Race-car applications (e.g. Cosworth DFV engines)
It is now over 6 years since we first produced “REOPUS” amplifiers. The REOPUS v.3 and v.4 have been our best performers and have done a great job of overcoming the limitations of the original system. However, pickups for the OPUS system are becoming very difficult to find and expensive. On top of that, their quality is such that it is rare to have two working to the same performance... even "hard-to-get"new ones! These availability problems and output variations mean the pickup is now the weakest point.
We knew the REOPUS amplifier would work even better if we could manufacture a modern purpose-designed pickup. We have now addressed this problem with the new REOPUS “Hall Effect” pickup and matching REOPUS H ("H" for Hall Effect) amplifier circuit board.
As our testimonials page shows, the earlier versions of REOPUS amplifier gave significant improvements in starting and smooth running, etc. With the new REOPUS H circuit board and pickup, the result is a “Double-Whammy” compared to what we had before!
A quote from REOPUS designer/manufacturer, "In 2010 I began to develop a REOPUS Hall Effect pickup. I have run development versions of the new setup in my car and thoroughly tested them on our various rigs. I am now confident that the REOPUS H will provide our customers with the results they expect. The further improvement in engine starting, and smoothness is quite amazing… plus the built-in reliability factor."
REASONS to fit a REOPUS:-
The original OPUS heat problems were due to amplifier components and the pickup changing specification... the weakness of the OPUS ignition system. It had a narrow window of operation. Just a few thousandths change in the pickup gap caused problems. The REOPUS H amplifier has a much wider window of operation and is very stable at all normal operating temperatures under the bonnet of your car.
PLEASE NOTE: Our new pickup can only be used with a REOPUS H or suitably modified REOPUS v.3 or v.4 amplifier. It is NOT to be used with an original Lucas OPUS amplifier. That is not a “Hall Effect” system.
THE REOPUS H amplifier.
REOPUS H circuit board. Board installed in casing
The Three REOPUS H Pickups.
Pickup installed in distributor.
There are 2 pickups for the Jaguar V12, the "B Type" and "C Type". The "A type" pickup is for the Aston Martin V8, Cosworth and other Lucas OPUS AB3 systems.
The Two Pickup Types for the Jaguar V12.
The Jaguar V12 use the REOPUS H "B Type" or "C type" pickup they are supplied complete with wiring, rubber grommet and correct 3 pin connector. The REOPUS H pickup is installed in the original mount in the distributor and uses the original rotor and 3 pin amplifier connector.
REOPUS H “B Type” pickup for the original Black wire installations.
REOPUS H “C Type” pickup for Red, Yellow, Black wire installations.
"C type" pickup.
The REOPUS H "A Type " pickup is for Aston Martin V8 and other cars fitted with the Lucas OPUS AB3 ignition system.The " A Type" pickup is connected to the original OPUS pickup wiring and mounted onto the original pickup mount in the distributor. The original timing rotor is used. Detailed instructions are provided with the pickup.
"A type" pickup.
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5+ Year Warranty.
The manufacturer warrants, for a period of 5+ years from the date of purchase, that the REOPUS H circuit board and Pickup is free from defects in material and workmanship.
The manufacturer’s obligations under this warranty are limited to the REOPUS H circuit board and Pickup only when it is used as a replacement for the Lucas Opus Type AB3 ignition trigger amplifier together with the original car manufacturer’s ballast resistor, REOPUS H pickup sensor and an appropriate coil.
All warranty claims will require examination at our manufacturing facility, transportation charges pre-paid, and if after examination, the unit is found to be defective we will either repair or replace it at our discretion.
The warranty shall not apply to any units which have been damaged by poor installation methods, repaired or altered except by the manufacturer, or which have been subjected to abuse/misuse.
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