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1955 circuit breaker swap for 1965 circuit breaker

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55suicidepan
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1955 circuit breaker swap for 1965 circuit breaker

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Post by 55suicidepan » Thu Jul 14, 2005 1:00 am

Hey guys, easy question. My 55 pan has the original distributor in it., and i think it may have something to do with the problem that i am having. So my question is : can i take a 65 pan distributor which i believe has automatic advance weights inside it and put it into my 55 pan. If so, what all do i have to do, to make it work?

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Cotten
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Re: Swap 1955 circuit breaker for 1965 circuit breaker

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Post by Cotten » Thu Jul 14, 2005 3:11 am

They are not 'distributors', (Indians had true distributors), but anyway,

Yes the '65 circuit breaker will drop right in, but be aware of the shortcomings that made it a one-year-only device. The slop between the cap and the housing changes the pointgap when the timing is adjusted, so you must chase your tail to strobe it in perfect. And many used units have distorted from being overtorqued.

There were minor differences from '66 to '69, but any of those circuitbreakers are far easier to deal with, and more common as well.

PS: Wouldn't it be easier to fix your original?

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