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Old 12-27-2019, 05:07 PM   #1
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Default Unusual Model A breaker plate

Found this amongst my Model A parts stash - didn't know I had it and have never seen one like it before. Noticed it's quite different in construction than most stock breaker plates and reproductions. Seems to be a one-piece forging.
Anyone know the story about it?
Thanks for the feedback,
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Old 12-27-2019, 05:11 PM   #2
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RG&JS page 2-11 and 2-12 revised 2011, covers the three distributor plates. This is one of the three.

This is the 2nd plate, one piece forged plate which replaced the forged plate with riveted ball. It was used after January 1928 until late 1928 when the stamped steel plate was introduced.
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Old 12-27-2019, 05:24 PM   #3
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Pardon my ignorance, but what is RG&JS? Thanks for your reply!
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Old 12-27-2019, 05:31 PM   #4
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Restoration Guidelines and Judging Standards
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Old 12-27-2019, 05:32 PM   #5
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Thanks for the clarification!
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Old 12-27-2019, 05:40 PM   #6
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The pictured plate was used from January 1928 till the end of 1928.


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Old 12-27-2019, 07:39 PM   #7
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Thanks for the clarification!
If you look in the Guidelines spoken of, you will see pictures of all three used & the correct period of use..
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Old 12-27-2019, 08:25 PM   #8
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RG&JS page 2-11 and 2-12 revised 2011, covers the three distributor plates.

see the attached RG&JS page 2-11 lower LH paragraph and continued on page 2-12 upper LH paragraph.
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RG&JS (Restoration Guidelines & Judging Standards) available at the MAFCA (Model A Ford Club of America) web site

https://mafca.com/cart/index.php?productID=115
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Old 12-27-2019, 09:04 PM   #10
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I have the older one made up until January 28. I would like to rebuild a distributor using this plate but you can't get points for it. McGarrett you are going to have the same problem. I was told by one vendor that they are going to start making points to fit some time in 2020.
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