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r1lark
11-21-2006, 04:01 PM
Hi everyone,

I have a couple of sets of points that I got with a bunch of other Studebaker parts, but I am not sure if they are Studebaker or not. They are P&D Mfg Company part number AU 18-28-H. They are packaged two (2) sets to a box, so they may very well be for a dual point application.

If anyone can tell me what these fit, and/or cross these to a Standard or other company's part number, I would very much appreciate it.

Paul

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Blue 15G
11-22-2006, 08:01 AM
P & D ignition was marketed by Bendix. They got out of this part of the parts business in approximately 1980. Too bad, it was a good brand. I still have a P & D catalog and when I get home tonight I will dig it out and see what I can find out for you.

Blue 15G
11-22-2006, 07:31 PM
I found my P&D passenger car and light truck ignition catalog dated July, 1965 and I'm sorry to report that the number AU 18-28-H doesn't appear anywhere in the catalog. Not under Studebaker, or under any other make, nor in the numerical buyers guide.

All I can guess is that it is a number that they used at one time and discontinued. For the 62(?) and 63 Avanti, and all '64 models with IBS distributor, they list part number XAU-19-30V, for dual point distributors.

You could try to have your FLAPS cross the number for you. I know that NAPA still has cross references for older numbers. Failing that, you could just try to install the points in your car. If they don't fit, you know they're wrong! Sorry I couldn't help you.

Blue 15G
11-22-2006, 08:02 PM
Another thought that comes to mind is that maybe sometime between 1965 and P&D's eventual demise, they had additional part numbers added for things like dual point sets. Maybe a high performance line of some sort? It doesn't ring a bell with me though. I was in the auto parts business for over 22 years and I sold a lot of P&D ignition back in the 70s, and I don't recall any such performance line from them. Then too, after 22 years in the auto parts business my brain is not the best anymore, as you can see.

r1lark
11-22-2006, 09:20 PM
quote:Originally posted by Blue 15G

I found my P&D passenger car and light truck ignition catalog dated July, 1965 and I'm sorry to report that the number AU 18-28-H doesn't appear anywhere in the catalog. Not under Studebaker, or under any other make, nor in the numerical buyers guide.

All I can guess is that it is a number that they used at one time and discontinued. For the 62(?) and 63 Avanti, and all '64 models with IBS distributor, they list part number XAU-19-30V, for dual point distributors.

You could try to have your FLAPS cross the number for you. I know that NAPA still has cross references for older numbers. Failing that, you could just try to install the points in your car. If they don't fit, you know they're wrong! Sorry I couldn't help you.


Thanks for checking Blue! I have a number of old catalogs and interchanges (altho no P&D) and could not find this number in any of the interchanges I have (Standard, Filko, GP, etc).

Hopefully someone else will have an older P&D catalog, or an older interchange.

Paul

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