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Old 01-14-2020, 08:23 PM   #21
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Default Re: "B" Distributor timing with an "A" front cover

I have heard they work.
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Old 01-15-2020, 07:12 PM   #22
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I have an A engine that im running a B distributor in. to me it was simple. the spaceing on the cover is 1/2" farther where the pin would go in for the B so, I found the hole and set it up correct for the A, and simply rotated the engine enough to move the timeing gear 1/2" farther. I then set the distributor with the neurex tool and was done
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Old 01-16-2020, 11:11 AM   #23
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Default Re: "B" Distributor timing with an "A" front cover

I run Mallory dual point distributors in two of our model A's with very good results . Though it isn't automatic advance , I would rather run the original model A distributor than the model B distributor . I can at least set the spark on the model A distributor where I want it .
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Old 01-16-2020, 11:26 AM   #24
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Front pin is never needed on A or B....I set mine by taking out side screw and then plate will rotate same as a Model A..start motor and adjust timing by rotating plate to where it sounds good..may have to adjust rotor as there is not much adjustment room on side screw..make sure weights are free and oiled..if you see a little kick back when you start then adjust side screw a little and or rotor..was easy on my rig..if you think its over heating a bit then advance the rotor a pinch..and so on ..not as easy as Model A dist but do able..sc
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Old 01-17-2020, 02:42 PM   #25
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Default Re: "B" Distributor timing with an "A" front cover

just to where it " sounds good"?
id rather like to be closer than that
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Old 01-17-2020, 04:24 PM   #26
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just to where it " sounds good"?
id rather like to be closer than that
I set mine just to where it sounds and runs good.
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