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Old 01-18-2019, 06:06 PM   #1
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When was the cast upper distributor plate changed to the stamped plate? Is there any value in saving the old cast plates?
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Old 01-18-2019, 06:14 PM   #2
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Which one(style) do you have?...........photo?
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Old 01-18-2019, 06:18 PM   #3
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The best thing is that the points block is part of the plate and can't get cocked or move . I sold a couple of used forged upper plates a few years ago . I probably should have kept them
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Old 01-18-2019, 07:38 PM   #4
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This is the style I have.
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Old 01-18-2019, 09:38 PM   #5
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Period restorers (i.e. Fine Point) may want the forged style. As competition at that level is rare and plates are relatively plentiful - your pricing will follow market demand.

I.e. probably not worth much beyond new repop - which follow pretty closely originals - to include the stamped "SP" and other original details.

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Old 01-19-2019, 10:29 AM   #6
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Per the "Restoration Guidelines", page 2-11, 2011 revisions: "The first distributor upper plate was forged, cadmium plated, and had a wide flat arm and riveted ball. After January 1928, the forged plate had a one piece arm with the integral ball end bent at a 45 degree angle. This plate was either cadmium or copper plated depending on supplier. The plate was changed to a cadmium plated steel stamping in late 1928."
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