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jack in san diego 05-20-2011 09:43 PM

Crab type cap on 59-A distributor
 

Can you put a crab type cap on a 59-A distributor. It is the 2bolt type with the 2 piece cap, it is very hard to feed the wires through this cap and get it back together. Do you change the rotor, and what about the spring wire that swings over to hold the cap in place. Do you keep this wire, or is there something else that holds the crab cap on? Thanks, Jack

bbrocksr 05-20-2011 09:50 PM

Re: Crab type cap on 59-A distributor
 

Yes, I got the cap, rotor and clips from Mac Van Pelt. Just finished it today.
Bill

Mac VP 05-21-2011 08:10 AM

Re: Crab type cap on 59-A distributor
 

As Bill says, just change the cap and the retaining clips:

21A-12106 cap (with brass contacts)........... $22.50
21A-12144S clip & pin kit........................... $ 6.00
21A-12200 rotor..................................... $ 9.50

We keep them in stock.

Walt Dupont--Me. 05-21-2011 08:31 AM

Re: Crab type cap on 59-A distributor
 

You must change the rotor also to go with the crab cap. Walt

Russ/40 05-21-2011 12:04 PM

Re: Crab type cap on 59-A distributor
 

Jack, I'm going to PM you my phone number. I live around the corner from you in Santee. Give me a call and we can chat.


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