I got this distributor in a box when I got the car ,haven't seen one like it before , is this ok on a ford and how to connect ,It fits the cover to a t- its got Argentina written on it ,Thank you all Lorenzo
I think that is one of several variations of modern Volkswagen distributor modified to work on a model T Ford. Some people love them. Some people hate them. I have used them on a couple model Ts (although I do prefer the original type timer and coils).
One problem I did run into. Auto parts stores in this country have gotten to the point that most of them cannot get you a fan belt without filling out a questionnaire on their computer including year, make, model, air conditioning, wheel size, and type of headlamps. I needed a rotor to replace one that had failed and had a ##!! of a time finding a store that could identify it. I knew it was from a VW, but had no idea what year or model.
Whether you want to use it is up to you.
Drive carefully, and enjoy, W2
Not sure that is a V.W. head and getting replacement parts might be a challenge.
If it was a VW it would be Bosch and marked as such. If it has any numbers on the body try doing a google search and see if you get any hits. It could be from any number of 4 cylinder cars.
Those were sold during the late 60's and were made in Argentina. There were two styles the one pictured and another one that had a larger head with advance weights and springs. The larger one used the same points rotor and cap as a mid 50's Jeep (Autolite IAD). They were good distributors. I have one of the larger Jeep styles I have had on my 21 touring since 1969. I can get "tune up parts at the local NAPA store. I don't remember what the smaller one pictured was copied from.
Can anyone tell me how the gear with a keyway goes into the cam shaft .? how to modify
Thanks for the input -----Lorenzo
The cam gear looks similar to an Atwater Kent LA which utilizes a spacer (you will have to determine the length), a #3207 timer brush cap pin (perhaps slightly modified) then a standard # 3220 commutator lock nut.
For a key, I just use a timer retainer pin with the sides filed down. Once you get everything clamped together even without the pin the gear on the cam should not move.