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Old 07-24-2013, 08:08 PM
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Sounds like the mechanical advance in the distributor, pull the plate out and check the springs.
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Old 07-24-2013, 11:46 PM
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Confirmed that the mechanical advance was not working. The timing never changed as I increased the engine speed and there was no movement of the rotor after taking the distributor cap off. Thanks for everyone’s help. I'll post results after replacing or fixing the distributor.
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Old 07-24-2013, 11:47 PM
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Confirmed that the mechanical advance was not working. The timing never changed as I increased the engine speed and there was no movement of the rotor after taking the distributor cap off. Thanks for everyone’s help. I'll post results after replacing or fixing the distributor.
Progress.

You will probably have a hard time finding advance parts. Most guys have been replacing the distributor.
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Old 07-25-2013, 12:18 PM
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I just threw this one in my '84 runs great! http://www.summitracing.com/parts/pnx-d231800
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Old 07-25-2013, 04:14 PM
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I just threw this one in my '84 runs great! http://www.summitracing.com/parts/pnx-d231800
That is the one I'm looking at too. Glad to know you had good luck with it.
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Old 07-25-2013, 08:33 PM
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This is the one I used, I needed adjustability http://www.summitracing.com/parts/maa-9-26501

Check ebay, points distributors http://www.ebay.com/itm/280937495742?redirect=mobile
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Old 07-25-2013, 09:32 PM
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This is the one I used, I needed adjustability http://www.summitracing.com/parts/maa-9-26501

Check ebay, points distributors http://www.ebay.com/itm/280937495742?redirect=mobile
A guy could have a points distributor, Pertronix Ignitor II and a Flamethrower II for $200.
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Old 07-25-2013, 09:51 PM
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Right, but by buying an old used points distributor you could easily run into the same problem with the worn/rusted springs. I'd rather pay a few more bucks and have a brand new dizzy.

j.mccreight, may I ask why you needed adjustability?
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Old 07-25-2013, 09:55 PM
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Right, but by buying an old used points distributor you could easily run into the same problem with the worn/rusted springs. I'd rather pay a few more bucks and have a brand new dizzy.

j.mccreight, may I ask why you needed adjustability?
j.mccreight's ebay link was for a new Prestolite points distributor.
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Old 07-25-2013, 10:12 PM
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the Pertronix II does come with adjustment springs and tips for all different timing settings.
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