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Old 07-25-2013, 10:12 PM
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j.mccreight's ebay link was for a new Prestolite points distributor.
Oh, snap! My apologies, I took a quick glance at the picture and thought it looked used.

This is really interesting for me... I did the electronic conversion last year and THEN found out I wasn't getting full advance. I don't really want to toss out the baby (electric conversion kit) with the bathwater (dist), so to speak.

I was going to buy an all new Pertronix electronic distributor, but maybe I can find a replacement Prestolite distributor to switch out. Thanks for pointing it out.
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Old 07-25-2013, 10:16 PM
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Here's a weird one, the EXACT same NOS distributor listed above for $495 (as opposed to $63.51!).

http://www.ebay.com/itm/NOS-Ford-Pre...-/230962566104
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Old 07-25-2013, 10:28 PM
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Oh, snap! My apologies, I took a quick glance at the picture and thought it looked used.

This is really interesting for me... I did the electronic conversion last year and THEN found out I wasn't getting full advance. I don't really want to toss out the baby (electric conversion kit) with the bathwater (dist), so to speak.

I was going to buy an all new Pertronix electronic distributor, but maybe I can find a replacement Prestolite distributor to switch out. Thanks for pointing it out.
Makes for an economical alternative and keeps the original look for those purists.
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Old 07-25-2013, 10:29 PM
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Here's a weird one, the EXACT same NOS distributor listed above for $495 (as opposed to $63.51!).

http://www.ebay.com/itm/NOS-Ford-Pre...-/230962566104
Someone is trying to make a killing.
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Old 07-25-2013, 10:38 PM
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Okay, well the one posted is an IBM-7020 (screw down cap, apparently). Mine is an IBM-7008 (clip down cap). Pertronix lists a different part number for both, so I may be out of luck moving my existing conversion kit over to the NOS distributor listed above.

However, if one is shopping for a new distributor this is a great deal.

$65.00 - NOS Prestolite listed above
$80.00 - Pertronix conversion kit (eBay)
$20.00 - New cap (Sierra 18-5352)
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$165.00 - Total

That's about $75 less than a new Pertronix electronic distributor so a substantial savings. Thanks!



EDIT: In the even that anyone in my position finds this thread in the future, I just stumbled upon this post.

http://www.fishtheclassic.net/forums...ion-Conversion

"The difference between the screw-down and clip-down caps is the shape of the grommet hole where the wires come out of the distributor body. I was told the kits are otherwise identical and that you could use Silicone sealant to fill the grommet voids, if any, when using the kit made for the opposite distributor. There is no change over the years or between cap types, in terms of the other mechanical dimensions of the guts of the distributors - except, because of cap clearance changes, the rotor shapes are different but kit installation does not change that."

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Old 07-25-2013, 11:07 PM
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Great distributor info.

Make sure to shop Amazon as well if you go the points conversion distributor and electronic conversion route.
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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?


I wanted to get the optimal advanced timing for my modified 351w, I went with mallory because I see to many threads about the petronix not operating properly, and in almost 25 years I've never had a mallory part fail, on my boats or drag cars...
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Old 07-26-2013, 12:41 AM
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Here's a weird one, the EXACT same NOS distributor listed above for $495 (as opposed to $63.51!).

http://www.ebay.com/itm/NOS-Ford-Pre...-/230962566104
The one marked at 500 is for a reverse rotation 351w.
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Old 07-26-2013, 07:35 AM
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The one marked at 500 is for a reverse rotation 351w.
The $500 and $65 distributor have the exact same part number.

On the listing for the $65 part, there is this:

Questions and answers about this item

Q: Is the for a standard rotation (same as a car) or reverse rotation? Thank you in advance for you help.
A: These are reverse rotation, for a specific Ford Marine Engine. Thank You


EDIT: Just pulled the trigger on that $65.13 distributor linked above. It seems like a great deal on a new dist. The caps can be found on Amazon/eBay for $20 and Pertronix seems to think that the plate should be interchangeable between the 1581 and 1582 (if you are switching between screw-down and clip-down distributors).

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I don't know what the differences are, however the ebay units match my LH STD rotation distributor tag exactly except for the date code. E5JL-12100-CA # 7020S If your needing springs this may be the way to go as I suspect those are the same for RH and LH rotation units. Perhaps I'll pick one up and compare it to my original.
Hard to make out but it's the same.
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