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  • #16
    The points in the distributor are subject to pitting, over time, when they break apart. With a six volt system they are manageable, needing reworking (dress or replace) every 12,000 to 20,000 miles. If the voltage is increased to 12 volts, they last about 1/4 of that time. If a resistor, cutting the voltage to the points down to 6 volts, is installed they last the normal length of time.

    So...a resistor is not needed in a six volt system.

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    Tom Bredehoft
    '53 Commander Coupe (since 1959)
    '55 President (6H Y6) State Sedan
    (Under Construction 617 hrs.)
    '05 Legacy Ltd Wagon
    All Indiana built cars

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    • #17
      quote:Originally posted by Tom B

      the 51 and 52 V8s had a two piece distributor drive, but have never seen one.
      Tom Bredehoft
      Tom,

      Dug out a '51/'52 distributor and snapped a pic:


      Paul
      Winston-Salem, NC
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      Paul
      Winston-Salem, NC
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      • #18
        Final question, I hope. Which coil terminal gets connected to the negative terminal on the battery, + or -. Logic tells me negative: just want to be sure.

        Andrew
        '49 2R5
        '59 Lark 2 door waggon
        '48 Chev 1 ton

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        • #19
          Hey Clove...you supply the gas, food, and lodging...I'll drive the 1,362 miles and help you run that thing.[8D]

          John Clary
          Greer, SC

          Life... is what happens as you are making plans.
          SDC member since 1975
          John Clary
          Greer, SC

          SDC member since 1975

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          • #20
            I think with the help I've had here it will go just fine. Thanks everyone.

            Andrew
            '49 2R5
            '59 Lark 2 door waggon
            '48 Chev 1 ton

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            • #21
              Thanks, Paul. I can't imagine engineering approving of that design. I hope all existing got swapped out for 'modern' ones.

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              Tom Bredehoft
              '53 Commander Coupe (since 1959)
              '55 President (6H Y6) State Sedan
              (Under Construction 617 hrs.)
              '05 Legacy Ltd Wagon
              All Indiana built cars

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