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    The shop manual indicates that the distributor in my 63 Hawk is a Prestolite, yet the distributor in the Hawk has a side window which to me indicates that it is a Delco-Remy. Anyway, the question is what are the part numbers for a set of points, condenser and rotor? The tag on the shaft reads: 1110981 Delco-Remy 7C2. Also, any ideas as to what year vehicle this came out of?


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    does the cap have a window in it, or no? When you say "has a window in the side" I assume you're referring to the cap. If so just ask for tune up parts for, say, a '73 Chevy pickup.

    BTW I haven't yet found a magic decoder ring for distributor part numbers like I've been working on for starters and generators, if anyone knows of one please let me know.

    If it is the delco "window" dist as it seems like it is, I believe that that is '61 Lark V-8 only.

    nate

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      Nate is correct. The tune-up parts (cap, rotor, points) are the same as used on Chevy V-8s through 1974 (and as far back as the late 50s).

      Nate- I have one of those huge Delco books that lists all the internal part numbers of Delco distributors, generators, starters, etc. However, the data are not presented in an easy-to-use form, as each distributor is treated separately on several pages. It would be a lot of work to code the data as you have for other items. That said, you can borrow the book any time you want. BTW, the book is about a foot thick and weighs about 25 pounds.

      Skip Lackie
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      • #4
        Delco numbers are D106P for the points, and if memory serves D204 for the condensor. Ask for a "Uniset" and get the points and condensor in a simple one piece replacement. Set the dwell though the window with an allen wrench at 30 degrees with the car running. The twisting motion of the allen wrench while setting the dwell will change the dwell reading while you're doing it so check it with your hands off the allen wrench and adjust as necessary.

        If you replace the cap and rotor buy the best quality available. I had a rotor that when tightened down rubbed against the advance weights causing them to stick and wreak havoc with the timing. After you tighten the rotor down grab it and turn it. It should move a little and snap back easily to its original position.


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        • #5
          Skip,

          I may take you up on that someday but not right now... I don't have the time for a serious research project and worse yet my computer is dead (using another computer right now) and I haven't posted an update on my web site in a few months. oops...

          nate

          (I knew I should have gotten an old computer up and running with Linux as a file server, just hadn't gotten around to it...)

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