Sorry that I don't have a picture, but worked on a car today that has an early Atwater Kent Distributor and the timing gear cover way different to standard and is one piece integral to the distributor shaft/housing.
The internal gears are shot...the top housing doesn't want to stay staked with a screw...the points are way different than later style (clip in)...it seems to only have 11 degrees of movement when right and I think it needs 22 degrees (?)...etc.,etc. In short, it's time for it to be retired permanently, and the owner does not want to convert it back to trembler coils!
So now my question...anyone familiar with this type of timing gear cover?
I would suspect that I can simply take the existing timing cover off...find a standard 3009D somewhere (it's a May of 1926 machine)...get a gasket and maybe a seal or two and be back in business in short order with a clip on Texas T distributor? Are there pitfalls that I should be aware of?
Thanks for any advice (and a lead on a 3009D timing cover as I don't have one spare)
Early Atwater ignition set-up.
Which style of fan arm does yours sport - separate arm or integral with the outlet ? I believe I could supply you either.
The distributor you mention is a good unit - easy to install.
The fan belt tensioner on the car is the eccentric water outlet type, so it would take the later timing gear cover?
I'll send you a PM on getting a cover for the conversion to a modern distributor.
Lang's sells these gears. Another way might be to convert a modern 4 cylinder distributor such as a Bosch 009 to be used with the gears shown above.
If you need it, I have the 26-27 style cover and a distrubtor that I will sell for $175.00