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Old 05-22-2020, 08:01 AM   #1
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Is a conventional or modern style distributor cap only available from the Model A parts suppliers?
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Old 05-22-2020, 08:08 AM   #2
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You can find them on EzPay at times.
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Old 05-22-2020, 03:36 PM   #4
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Does it fit anything else besides a Model A and B distributor?
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Old 05-23-2020, 01:03 AM   #5
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I use the standard distributor cap, but have converted it to use modern plug wires as I have also converted to a 12 volt system. I use the modernized internal components as well with the modern points and condenser that provided greater reliability. Henry was not wrong, but l need more assurance to get to work on any given dayl
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Old 05-23-2020, 05:44 AM   #6
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I use the standard distributor cap, but have converted it to use modern plug wires as I have also converted to a 12 volt system. I use the modernized internal components as well with the modern points and condenser that provided greater reliability. Henry was not wrong, but l need more assurance to get to work on any given dayl

How did you convert the standard cap to use modern wires?
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Old 05-23-2020, 01:06 PM   #7
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https://brillman.com/rajah-terminals/
Something like the first one could be used at both ends if you wanted to stay with original style body.
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Thank you.
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Old 05-28-2020, 09:07 AM   #9
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Is a conventional or modern style distributor cap only available from the Model A parts suppliers?

I believe that NAPA can get both original and conventional distributor caps plus most other mechanical parts for the model A . My experience has been that model A parts are much less expensive when purchased from model A parts vendors .
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