All Ford show, St.Paul OR part 3

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  1. beerbelly

    beerbelly In Maximum Overdrive SILVER MEMBER

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    Anyone ever seen a distributor setup like this? It looks like it's chain or belt driven off the crank pulley:

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  2. Garbageman

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    Thanks for the pics. Nice rides.
     
  3. handy_andy_cv64

    handy_andy_cv64 In Maximum Overdrive SILVER MEMBER

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    One time, a looooong time ago. I can't even remember what it was on, but it's a bit like the GM Opti-Spark, except Opti-Spark's driven off the camshaft.
     
  4. pmrphil

    pmrphil In Maximum Overdrive GOLD MEMBER

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    That's a Mallory, but MSD also makes one with several different mounting brackets for many engines. Never saw one with such a wide belt, though. Normally it's only 1/4" wide, as usually there's a crank trigger involved and the only thing it spins is the rotor. That one looks like a regular timing belt.
     
  5. Kiwirancher

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    That cap looks like a flathead crab style one . Never seen one used like that . Is that a thermostat housing on the radiator hose ?
    Denis.
     
  6. Jeff B

    Jeff B In Maximum Overdrive BRONZE MEMBER

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    Nice pics, thanks for posting.
     
  7. handy_andy_cv64

    handy_andy_cv64 In Maximum Overdrive SILVER MEMBER

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    Yes it is. It looks like, in order to accommodate that monstrosity of a distributor, the hot water outflow comes out of the casting hole in the end of the cylinder head, and I bet the intake has been plated shut to accommodate coolant flowing past.
     

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