My 50 Studebaker had a bad Engine. I got a rebuilt engine from Cathcart. When I went to install my old distributor I could not time the engine. The vacuum advance would hit the block when I turned it to the left and could not time it all the way. Cathcart sent me a 51 distributor and it did ok. After I got the engine to run,it ran good, except when I took it out on the road.It would make alot of noise.I remove or disconected the advance and it drove fine.I tryed to make the spacers adjustment on the vacuum advance but could not get I right. Qus.is. Is it ok to drive without the advance? If not what is the proper way adjust the advance? Do you just keep adding or taking away the spacers?,then driving it untill it sounds ok? I took the old advance off the old distributor and used it on the new distributor,but that didn't work.
1950 Champion business coupe