I just bought the distributor pictured below. Unfortunately, it is missing the points, rotor, cap, and the condenser is most likely shot (removed in seller's picture above). Does anyone know if there are any reproductions of these parts available? Is there anybody who specializes in rebuilding original early Bosch distributors?
Do you have the camshaft gear for it?
The condenser is easy to substitute (get one that matches the coil you plan to use). If you are going 12 volt, realize that most 12 volt point ignitions don't actually work on 12 volts. There is a "ballast resistor " in the circuit, so get the one that matches the coil you use
Camshaft gear is there and good.
I just checked Lang's and Chaffin's and neither one carries the correct cap, rotor, and points (unless I can use the newer VW cap, points, and rotor).
I'm still trying to figure out the best coil to use and will match the condenser accordingly.
Am I correct in presuming that it is an automatic advance unit?
Looks like auto advance I do not see the tab for rod but it could be broke off. No on the VW parts, no fit. Did the seller take out the points and mounting plate? Or do you have the cup with them installed? All the Model 600 type vintage Bosch type distributors should use the same cap, points and rotor.
Call 417-864-7348. He should have everything you need. I have one on my T and He has the parts I need also the Dist.
The points mounting plate is there with the vertical pivot shaft, but the points themselves are gone.
Thank you for the model number. Now I know what to google. Glad I'm not the only one who can't find the tab.
Clyde, I will give him a call tomorrow.
I have everything for this dist too. All NOS 402-359-5762 or firstname.lastname@example.org
I called. He doesn't know what a Model 600 even is.
Just spoke with Tom. He has all NOS and it may bankrupt me.
If anyone has any used parts, let me know.
You are far better off to clean this up, paint it nicely and screw it to your shed wall. Then go and dish out the cash for one of the new front drive distributors with the new(er) VW gizzards. If you get keen, you can then buy a new-fangled pointsless electronic kit for that and you are set for trouble-free motoring.
The old stuff is past it. They stopped makin bits for them 60/70years ago. I have boxes of them - Bosch, Kent, Atwater, Briggs and others, all the same issue.