Last week going through a old shop building full of old parts i found this distributor plate. Says Bosch on the round brass tag. What is missing to make it usable? Is there any information on how to install this plate and distributor.
It's a Bosch front plate distributor. It is missing the distributor, but, fortunately, that part is available. Great find and a desirable piece!
Here is a link to what you need to make it complete:
It won't fit your early non-generator engine. I'll take it off your hands... .
All that's missing is the disturbutor. I have a similar Atwater-Kent front plate that I mounted a VW Bosch distubutor to, using the VW driven gear with offset woodruff key, so the disturbutor can be removed and replaced without affecting the timing.
OT - my two oldest brothers and my late Dad worked at building Camp White near Central Point early in the war. They made good money with all the overtime.
You can adapt a VW distributor to it easily.
Bill, Great find. We have a reprint of the original instructions and a drop in Distributor that will make it run like new.
OT Rick ,Camp White now is quite a place now.Serving thousands of vets.I get all my meds there.
The best deal on the Bosch plate it was Free.Just a lot of spiders, dirt, wild animal left overs and very little light. Much more to get but a lot of junk . Many parts are rust pitted after being locked up over 30 years.
Would this distributor set up be equal or better than coils? Bill
Looks to me like that pile includes some usable parts. Maybe even a few gems.
Distributors for a T are a controversial point. There's nothing like a good running T on coils, however, sometimes, a distributor is good. I have 2 speedsters with no magnets on the flywheels and running high RPMs (for a T)with 6V battery and coils for extended periods, the coil capacitors seemed to get tired and car starts to miss. Distributors remedied that without tearing everything apart to add the magnets back to run on mag. I have a Hack with no magnets that I use 12V and the coils perform OK, but, I drive it at T speeds! Everyone has their own opinion/experiences--this is mine!
Thanks for the comments. Just was wondering if down the road my mag gives up on me this would be the way to go with not a of money and time involved to fix the mag. Drop in a 12v battery run off it kind of a temporary fix.
Bill that is the solution. Well said. Just make it go 'till you can rebuild it as original.
Bill, is your engine post-1918 with generator pad? My offer still stands.
No junk visible there. All treasure.