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07-23-2014, 08:23 AM
I have a 1946 M5 with the 169 Champion engine. Is there another distributor that is compatible? Prefer one that has the vacuum advance inside the distributor. Thanks for any help anyone can give me.

07-23-2014, 10:39 AM
Probably any Champion distributor could be made to work, but none I know of have the vacuum advance "inside" the distributor, but they did change the advance can mounting from the distributor anchor plate to the side of the body, in the early '50's, I think. A '53 or '54 Champion distributor might be a good choice.