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Old 10-24-2019, 11:38 AM   #16
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Default Re: 55 272 Distributor

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Originally Posted by tommyleea View Post
Well, I reinstalled the dist with new points, condenser, rotor, cap, wires, and plugs. Started right up, and purrs like a kitten. I am afraid all it will do for now is purr. Still contemplating the distributor issue. Thanks for all the help.
I forgot to mention this before... in case you do decide on a newer distributor.

An oem '57+ distributor with mechanical timing advance usually works pretty well on an engine that still has an older style carburetor. You can leave the vacuum line from the carb plugged since the lower vacuum from an unmodified older carb won't help the distributor anyway.
You may lose a bit of MPG. It's my understanding that's where the (correct) vacuum timing advance setup helps out.
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