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Help with 1959 F600 Distributor issues

To make this as short as possible, this is a grain truck. 292ci with a 2 bbl. The original carb was swapped out with a newer ford 2bbl and adapter plate because after the truck was up and running, it would start burning so rich there were clouds around it, new carb did the same. Figured out that the vacuum advance was shot and the distributor was sloppy. so, I go to order one and nobody has any knowledge of a F600 in 1959. I cannot find a distributor. I looked up the F350 and there are several. Here is the question, does anyone have an idea on which distributor will work on the F600? Are all of the 1959 y blocks the same?
 
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The original distributor does not have a vacuum advance. Look at the base of the distributor, just below the cap for the ID number, post what it is.

ID number could be similar to this: B9TF-12102-D
 
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No difference. I bought a supposedly rebuilt distributor from Autozone about 4yrs ago. No core charge. $60 Either Mexican or Chinese BRAND NEW in the box. Probably a 302 unit adapted to the Y Block opening cause it even had an O-Ring seal on the shaft. Fitted perfectly and still works today, although it came with points and I put a pertronix in it. Make sure your drawing your vacuum from the correct port on the carb also.
 
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If the carburetor was swapped from OEM type the Loadomatic type distributor can't be used. They work together as a unit because that distributor used what's known as Venturi vacuum.

Any dual type distributor (both mechanical and vacuum advance) for a 292 Y Block V8 should work fine, a lot better most likely. Watch out, here's the next problem, cores have dried up again and the rebuilders are sending out distributors with the wrong dimensions. Doh!

The # is 30-2808 in the parts houses. But like I said, dimensions are important. See this discussion:

http://forums.y-blocksforever.com/Topic133762.aspx
 
 
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