Texas T dist part numbers.

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Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Matthew David Maiers on Monday, January 07, 2013 - 03:23 pm:

so i need to do a tune up on my distributor, points condenser cap and rotor.

the problem is the distributor is a very weird model from some euro only car and ive had a hard time finding replacements.

id just like to be able to go down to the parts store and buy replacements without ordering them form texas t.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Jack Daron - Brownsburg IN on Monday, January 07, 2013 - 04:38 pm:

Costs a lot less to make a phone call than to drive all over searching for them.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Matthew David Maiers on Monday, January 07, 2013 - 05:32 pm:

well, just talked to Dave at Chaffins garage. texas T parts changed their distributor to a different part number. the points are a mirror image of standard vw points, but the dist is drilled for standard points. so im going to try installing regular points and retiming.

other than that cap rotor and condenser are standard bosch 009.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Ken Kopsky, Lytle TX on Tuesday, January 08, 2013 - 12:40 am:


quote:

other than that cap rotor and condenser are standard bosch 009.




Then it's not an 009. Probably a 010 or 019.
Is there a Bosch number on the side?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Matthew David Maiers on Tuesday, January 08, 2013 - 12:45 am:

Nope. no numbers on it what so ever. texas t call it VW07.

ive just got to get it to limp along till i get the magneto and coils installed on my car.

till i get my truck tranny rebuilt my T will be my only form of transport.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By James Baker on Tuesday, January 08, 2013 - 12:59 am:

Matthew this is a pic of my 009 on my dune buggy.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Terry Woods, Katy, Texas on Tuesday, January 08, 2013 - 01:07 am:

If you're running 12 volts, why not convert it to pointless distributor. Texas T Parts has the conversion kit for 12 volt and may have it for 6 volt, also. I'm converting one of mine at this time.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Matthew David Maiers on Tuesday, January 08, 2013 - 01:14 am:

ill check again for number tomarow but i couldnt find any anywhere on it. the distributor are not made byt bosch, theyre made in china.

if i had to keep this for longer i probably would convert it or put a mallory unit on it, but i will be restoring the stock set up in a few months and need it to hold out for a bit longer till i get the truck on the road again.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mark Gregush Portland Oregon on Tuesday, January 08, 2013 - 01:37 am:

What is wrong with the points? How bad is cap and rotor? Clean the contacts in cap and the rotor and file the contacts in the points make sure the point are clean when done. Unless you have a bad condenser you should be ok.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Royce in Dallas TX on Tuesday, January 08, 2013 - 06:47 am:

The Texas T parts VW07 distributor is a Chinese copy of the VW009 Bosch unit. I think Bosch points, cap, condenser and rotor are the same. Ask for parts that fit 1952 - 1969 Volkswagen at any major auto part store.

You ought to carry a spare coil under your seat. The coils fail very often on tour. One fellow on the Texas T party tour lost two of them on the 2011 tour and two on the 2012 tour.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By John Cassara Long Island, NY on Tuesday, January 08, 2013 - 07:45 am:

Multiple coil fails?? Are they running ballast resistors?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Royce in Dallas TX on Tuesday, January 08, 2013 - 08:38 am:

John,

The car in question has no ballast resistor, but the coils say "no ballast resistor required" right on the side of the coil! I agree that a ballast resistor would likely solve the problem.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By James A. Golden on Tuesday, January 08, 2013 - 12:30 pm:

I have seen several Ts with the distributor close to the exhaust manifold and none have reported a problem without the ballast resistor. All were using 6 volt batteries though.

Here is a photo of one example.

Distributor


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By James A. Golden on Tuesday, January 08, 2013 - 12:32 pm:

Correction please! That note should have read Texas T Distributor Coil.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Erich Bruckner, Vancouver, WA on Tuesday, January 08, 2013 - 12:38 pm:

It would make me nervous having the coil so near the exhaust manifold heat. Seems there would be much better location to mount it.....(not saying out loud the best answer, on the barn wall)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Matthew David Maiers on Tuesday, January 08, 2013 - 01:00 pm:

well the cap and rotor are burnt to the point that i have spark from the coil, but no spark to the plugs.

i used to have a new 12v coil and battery with no generator. it burned up points, then i swithched to an old 6v coil with generator, burned points, now ive switched coils and added a resistor and the cap and rotor are burnt up.

the points are essentially a mirror image of standard 009 points.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Ricks - Surf City on Tuesday, January 08, 2013 - 01:00 pm:

Mine has been mounted here, including in the worst kinds of weather, for near 14 years without fail.



The socket is for hooking up the automatic batt charger whenever the picup is in the garage.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Ken Kopsky, Lytle TX on Tuesday, January 08, 2013 - 01:14 pm:

Of course it won't fail there. It isn't hooked up! Should ride there another 14 years. :-)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Ricks - Surf City on Tuesday, January 08, 2013 - 01:26 pm:

It's so well hidden, Ken, I had to take the pic when the rad was off.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Ken Kopsky, Lytle TX on Tuesday, January 08, 2013 - 02:46 pm:

This is straight from Texas T-Parts documentation.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Matthew David Maiers on Tuesday, January 08, 2013 - 02:59 pm:

Thank you Ken! im going to print that out for future reference.

i ended up converting my distributor over to the standard vw points,

i also found a 009 tune up kit at the local buggy store for 23 dollars! points condenser cap and rotor.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Doug Money - Braidwood, IL on Tuesday, January 08, 2013 - 04:02 pm:

Cap and rotor are burned up from too many miles or too much secondary resistance. This high resistance will also burn out coils.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Matthew David Maiers on Tuesday, January 08, 2013 - 04:05 pm:

secondary resistance?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By ex trooper on Tuesday, January 08, 2013 - 05:14 pm:

Ive got a Texas performance T distributor. They are out of business but maybe these numbers will help. Chaffins was good enough to provide me with the last gear known to man! Thanks Glenn. The body is a Bosch BTW... troop

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Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Terry Woods, Katy, Texas on Tuesday, January 08, 2013 - 10:20 pm:

BTW, so no one gets confused, Texas T (and A) Parts is Ben Hardeman's business and is still very much in business. Texas Performance T Parts, was the late Ralph Reeder's business. There was a guy who made a lot of parts and did machining for Ralph (but I can't remember his name) that had his own business name.


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