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Vacuum advance for Delco distributer

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  • Vacuum advance for Delco distributer

    I have a warmed over 1957 Commander 259 in an M-5 truck. I converted the Delco distributer to electronic ignition using a Mallory kit for an Olds/Delco distributer. It works fine and has for a couple of years but now the 48-year old factory vacuum advance has failed. The factory warrenty doesn't seem to be any good any more, the parts store laugh at me and Studebaker vendors say change to a custom distributer for around $300.00. Any ideas?

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    Try again at NAPA. Tell them you want an Echlin #VC395 vacuum control unit. The number may have been superceded, but that's what you are looking for.


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    • #3
      The Echlin VC395 vacuum advance number originally for my Delco distributer now is for a 1978 Toyota. NAPA says it was never superceded and basically told me where to go (NAPA has been going downhill in my area for several years). I tried several other stores with similar, but friendlier results. Any other ideas?

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      • #4
        Napa has always had the best, I think the Auto Zone and O'Riley's are a difficult problem for NAPA , the price difference.

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        • #5
          Hey JJ
          I've been trying to find somebody with a Stude V/8 in a M-Series truck. Would you happen to know how much it weighs?? I'm thinking about V/8ing one for the dragstrip. I think it will be lighter than my 63 Lark sedan.

          Thanks
          Gordon

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          • #6
            I too, had VC395 as the number for that vacuum modifier unit on the early Delcos. I also had VC725 for the window Delco distributor.

            Well, this thread prompted me to stop at the local NAPA on a trip to town today. Fella checked the computer and I checked the big catalog that has illustrations of what each part looks like.
            VC395 & VC725 are NO LONGER listed in the inventory of NAPA. Not locally or in the warehouse system!
            The closest thing I could find was a superceded # for the Chevybaker window distrbutor's vacuum unit. But that's not gonna help you with the earlier Delco.
            I'd bet a buck to a cop's donut that one of our vendors will have a unit tho.

            Miscreant at large.

            1957 Transtar 1/2ton
            1960 Larkvertible V8
            1958 Provincial wagon
            1953 Commander coupe
            1957 President 2-dr
            1955 President State
            1951 Champion Biz cpe
            1963 Daytona project FS
            No deceptive flags to prove I'm patriotic - no biblical BS to impress - just ME and Studebakers - as it should be.

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            • #7
              quote:Originally posted by laughinlark

              Hey JJ
              I've been trying to find somebody with a Stude V/8 in a M-Series truck. Would you happen to know how much it weighs?? I'm thinking about V/8ing one for the dragstrip. I think it will be lighter than my 63 Lark sedan.

              Thanks
              Gordon

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              • #8
                I don't know what the truck weighs, but with the 259, an R-1/2 cam, a little headwork (1.86 intake valves, etc.), and an Edelbrock AFB clone, it scats pretty good.

                jj

                quote:Originally posted by laughinlark

                Hey JJ
                I've been trying to find somebody with a Stude V/8 in a M-Series truck. Would you happen to know how much it weighs?? I'm thinking about V/8ing one for the dragstrip. I think it will be lighter than my 63 Lark sedan.

                Thanks
                Gordon

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