Announcement

Collapse

Get more Tips, Specs and Technical Data!

Did you know... this Forum is a service of the Studebaker Drivers Club? For more technical tips, specifications, history and tech data, visit the Tech Tips page at the SDC Homepage: www.studebakerdriversclub.com/tips.asp
See more
See less

Vacuum advance question

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Ignition: Vacuum advance question

    Please correct me if I'm wrong, but I shouldn't be able to pass air through the 'can' on my distributor, right? I should feel resistance with suction on the port and with enough, it should move the arm, right?
    The one off my '58 Champion's 185 allows air without any resistance in both directions and no arm movement. Talk about a vacuum leak!
    PerTronix says they don't make an Ignitor for my IAT-1402 Auto-Lite and along with an advance I think is kaput, does anyone have a spare distributor lying around (maybe a Delco?) with a good advance that I could buy?

    The deeper I dig, the more I find that needs attention! :-)

  • #2
    Originally posted by tomnoller View Post
    Please correct me if I'm wrong, but I shouldn't be able to pass air through the 'can' on my distributor, right? I should feel resistance with suction on the port and with enough, it should move the arm, right?
    The one off my '58 Champion's 185 allows air without any resistance in both directions and no arm movement. Talk about a vacuum leak!
    PerTronix says they don't make an Ignitor for my IAT-1402 Auto-Lite and along with an advance I think is kaput, does anyone have a spare distributor lying around (maybe a Delco?) with a good advance that I could buy?

    The deeper I dig, the more I find that needs attention! :-)

    Yes, Tom; the vacuum advance is bad.

    You need a new Studebaker Part #527341 spark modifier, as it is called. Check with SDC Parts Vendors.

    The NAPA/Echlin number for that was #VC175, but that's an old number. It has likely been superseded. BP
    We've got to quit saying, "How stupid can you be?" Too many people are taking it as a challenge.

    Ayn Rand:
    "You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality."

    G. K. Chesterton: This triangle of truisms, of father, mother, and child, cannot be destroyed; it can only destroy those civilizations which disregard it.

    Comment


    • #3
      Thanks, Robert!

      Comment


      • #4
        Tom, see your PM I just sent, I have told Posters here MANY times, do not believe ANYTHING you read on ANY Websites that sell Pertronix, INCLUDING THEIR OWN!

        They would not know the correct one if it BIT them somewhere !

        It seems that ONLY Studebaker Vendors know Parts that fit Studebakers! surprise!

        If you don't believe me, go to eBay and buy a Catalytic Converter for a Studebaker!
        Last edited by StudeRich; 08-24-2019, 09:47 PM.
        StudeRich
        Second Generation Stude Driver,
        Proud '54 Starliner Owner

        Comment


        • #5
          My kaput can is on the left and a VC-175 from Ebay is on the right. I don't think this will work...

          Comment


          • #6
            The mount looks like it's contoured right, but the vacuum input is a different connection style than original. I think the new one will fit, but you'd have to modify the vacuum line connection to work with the slide-on nipple rather than the original.

            Clark in San Diego | '63 Standard (F2) "Barney" | http://studeblogger.blogspot.com

            Comment


            • #7
              Best stick with a Studebaker parts supplier or it can be sent to Terrell Machine in DeLeon, TX and they'll rebuild it. Check with Phill Harris or Dave Thibault.

              Comment


              • #8
                If that Vacuum Advance would fit, it would still be the Wrong Vacuum setting for a Stude. Six!
                Brand X Parts do not work on Studebaker Distributors.
                StudeRich
                Second Generation Stude Driver,
                Proud '54 Starliner Owner

                Comment


                • #9
                  These looks better..

                  https://www.ebay.com/itm/143378493752
                  https://www.ebay.com/itm/133036856368
                  https://www.ebay.com/itm/382712183806

                  This looks good as well, but is 7.5deg, your Stude is 6 deg. The extra 1.5 deg may get you a bit more power
                  https://www.ebay.com/itm/113616206640

                  Comment

                  Working...
                  X