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Mcwicki51
06-15-2016, 04:11 PM
Hello, I am in need of a replacement vacuum canister for my single points prestolite distributor in my 63 cruiser 289 V8. I have only been able to find information on the Delco window distributor. Any part numbers (NAPA, etc) would be extremely helpful. Thanks, Steve

rstrasser
06-15-2016, 04:32 PM
My info for a 1963 Studebaker V8 is as follows
Prestolite Distributor P/N IBP-4108 (P44-58)
Vacuum Advance P/N IBP2023LE (P6-59 8 inches to start advance Full advance 13 inches Max Advance 8 degrrees
Information from AEA tune up chart July 1963
Ron

Mcwicki51
06-15-2016, 05:48 PM
My info for a 1963 Studebaker V8 is as follows
Prestolite Distributor P/N IBP-4108 (P44-58)
Vacuum Advance P/N IBP2023LE (P6-59 8 inches to start advance Full advance 13 inches Max Advance 8 degrrees
Information from AEA tune up chart July 1963
Ron

I wish that I could find an interchange part number for IBP2023LE. I keep seeing that the replacement is out of stock. Is there a work around or another way to get this part?

Are all of the connection/mounting tabs the same for all of the canisters? Am I just looking for on with a max advance of 8 degrees at 13" of vacuum? Has anyone used an adjustable can?

Thanks,
Steve

karterfred88
06-15-2016, 10:05 PM
Lots of sources for MOPAR Prestolite distributors find one on line with the post on the arm and mounting base that looks like yours including the cap locating tab. I'm sure there is a Standard Motor Parts unit that will work but don't have a number for you.I believe that all the MOPAR units are adjustable up to 15 degrees, by using an allen wrench 5/32 (?) inserted thru the vacuum port. I bought a wrong one without the pin by mistake, but SI had one for the dual point unit. https://www.google.com/search?q=mopar+vacuum+advance+canister&biw=1600&bih=731&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiAr_usxqvNAhWFMx4KHSt-A1IQsAQIQQ&dpr=1 try one for a 273 or 318 not a hemi dual point type.
Also this link is a big help in cross referencing parts http://www.northstarwheel.com/resources/interchange.pdf
You might call Studebakers West in Redwood City they show one online --a bit pricey though. http://www.studebakerswest.net/category.sc?categoryId=119

Mcwicki51
06-16-2016, 12:43 PM
I just received a great email from Dave Thibeault and I will be going with a rebuilt Prestolite to get everything firing smoothly. I guess a rebuilt one will out live me over the next 50 years.

I appreciate your help.

Thanks,
Steve

stude dude
06-16-2016, 04:37 PM
New Prestolite vacuum advances are available, and we stock N.O.S. R-series ones too (the replacement ones are junk).

Chris.

Mcwicki51
06-18-2016, 04:40 PM
It turns out that it actually works. I did not realize that Studebakers were ported vacuum. I did not see a difference when setting my timing at idle with or without vacuum. Newbie mistake. Once I discovered that, then all is well. I get a total advance at around 2500 rpm at 34*. Does that sound about right?

MSD box going in this weekend, now that I now that my dizzy is working reasonably well. I am going to still have Dave rebuild mine once I get to the point to let it sit for a week or so with out a distributor.

Thanks for all of your help.

Thanks,
Steve

Studebakercenteroforegon
06-19-2016, 01:55 AM
The Prestolite distributor in your car has been rebuilt. (By the former owner.)

Mcwicki51
06-19-2016, 12:20 PM
Thank you so much!

Mcwicki51
06-19-2016, 04:29 PM
The Prestolite distributor in your car has been rebuilt. (By the former owner.)

Do you know if Dave rebuilt it?

I would love to know what else has been done.

Thanks.

Studebakercenteroforegon
06-19-2016, 08:46 PM
Do you know if Dave rebuilt it?

I would love to know what else has been done.

Thanks.

I know that I rebuilt it. Distributors are not challenging if you have the parts.

Mcwicki51
06-20-2016, 04:31 PM
I know that I rebuilt it. Distributors are not challenging if you have the parts.

Awesome! I was confused and I thought that you were indicating that it was rebuilt by an owner previous to you.

I put in the MSD box and coil. Now she is smooth as butter at idle and there is improved acceleration!

4BBL conversion is next.

Thanks,
Steve