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  • Distributor restoration service?

    Anyone know of a reliable restoration service for my Delco window distributor? I was going to knock it apart and clean it up but discovered Studebaker did a little more permanent installation of the oil pump shaft and distributor gear than GM. I could get it apart and back together but rather than cobble it up I rather have it done correctly.

  • #2
    Try Dave Theibault. Maynard,MA. 978 - 897 - 3158
    Joseph R. Zeiger


    • #3
      Contact Bud on this forum also, he has a Sun Distributor Machine AND knows how to use it! Bud has done all of mine.

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        Bud just rebuilt a dual point distributor that I purchased on Ebay to replace the one that is presently in my car. I have yet to install the distributor but I can say that Harry's communication was extraordinary and professional! He told me exactly what was wrong with the distributor (bad vacuum, weights were shot, bushings were in good shape), he then sent me back all the bad parts and the repair cost was very reasonable.
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        • #5
          Forgive my ignorance but, "Bud" who? Thanks.


          • #6
            At the top of this page is a tab that says "Community". It drops down to "Member List".
            Search in the B's for Bud.
            You can email or PM from his profile page.
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            • #7
              I sent mine to Philbin in Portland, Oregon. They did a complete rebuild, and it was about $100 with fast turnaround. Remember that these parts are not getting easier to find, and if you want reliability, you need to do it right! Their site:


              • #8
                I'm Bud, You can contact me at Thanks, Bud