pre48-list-digest Saturday, April 17 1999 Volume 02 : Number 035



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FTE Pre48 - Distributor timing
Re: FTE Pre48 - Distributor timing

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Date: Fri, 16 Apr 1999 22:35:38 EDT
From: Brechtjohn aol.com
Subject: FTE Pre48 - Distributor timing

I have a '40 pickup with a stock distributor. The only way to accurately
time those is to do it on a machine. I have tried several different methods
of timing mine on the engine but there is no way to guarantee the accuracy.
Does anyone know of a service that times early flathead distributors. Or,
does anyone know where I can obtain a distributor machine at a resonable
price?

Thank you,
John Brecht
Aiken, SC
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Date: Fri, 16 Apr 1999 23:02:05 -0400
From: "John Lawson"
Subject: Re: FTE Pre48 - Distributor timing

Hi John,

It may be a simple matter of semantics, but the actual "timing" of the
distributor is done on the engine. "Timing" in this case would be defined as
coordinating the firing of the coil(spark plugs) with the requirements of
the engine. Off engine adjustments such as dwell angle and advance curve
may be what you are referring to. In my opinion, it is worthwhile to
consider changing to a modern breakerless distributor. They are available
for your stock 6 volt positive ground system and far surpass the performance
and reliability of the stock units. One advertiser of these products is
REMUND IGNITIONS. Phone 619-460-3620

Good luck with your truck. JWL
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From: Brechtjohn aol.com
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Date: Friday, April 16, 1999 10:36 PM
Subject: FTE Pre48 - Distributor timing


>I have a '40 pickup with a stock distributor. The only way to accurately
>time those is to do it on a machine. I have tried several different
methods
>of timing mine on the engine but there is no way to guarantee the accuracy.
>Does anyone know of a service that times early flathead distributors. Or,
>does anyone know where I can obtain a distributor machine at a resonable
>price?
>
>Thank you,
>John Brecht
>Aiken, SC
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>

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