It's in very good condition and appears to have been overhauled with a new cap, points, rotor, condenser.
I bought it sight unseen for my speedster project (it's auto advance) and I was surprized when it turned up with the Argentinian labels attached.
I'm keen to hear what you can tell me about it. Vintage? Reproduction? source?
As I understand, parts were very scarce in the 80's. So someone in Argentina started making parts. I have an Argentine Moochi carb. It is made like a nh only not with the same metal. I had to rework the jet as there was still bits in it from machining. I use it to test as now it is a reliable carb.
Again, as I understand, the Argentine parts were of poor quality but were about the only thing available at the time.
Looks and interesting find. If you decide not to use it I'll pop down from Lithgow and try it myself. My car has a Lucas distributor in a VERY, difficult position.
Hard to tell from just the one photo. Centrifugal advance? Might be good design but would need to see internal parts. From the one photo however, even tho' it seems to be painted in some sort of hammertone finish, it appears to be pot metal of which I am not a fan.
I'm not sure ref the quality of Argentine parts in general, but I will say that their INSA tires were pretty darn good quality nylon casing tires.
Ooops,.....sorry Rob; I didn't read carefully enough as you DID say"auto advance",.....sorry,.....harold
Thanks for your answers gents.
We used one all the time here at the shop in Spokane to start up rebuilt engines. A great little dizzy. Wish they were still made.
That would be a great distributor for the 13 RHD speedster that I did the engine and rear end for. He made the choice to run without magnets and coil ring.
The exhaust manifold on my '24 says "Made in Argentina", Don.