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Dan Cluley

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« on: November 11, 2008, 09:41:08 PM »

Last summer when I pulled the heads from an 85 5th Ave (318)  I also grabbed the distributor.
 
Recently, while cleaning up the garage for winter, I realised that this distributor doesn't have any vacuum advance, just a plate blocking off that hole.
 
Am I correct that this is because the car had the Lean burn system?
Is this distributor otherwise the same as what's on my '74?
Is there any sort of market for Lean Burn parts?
 
Basically, should I keep the thing for parts, sell it, or chuck it?
 
 
 
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« Reply #1 on: November 12, 2008, 12:37:27 AM »

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Basically, should I keep the thing for parts, sell it, or chuck it?
 
Keep it.  They have a multitude of handy uses such as door stops and paperweights.

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« Reply #2 on: November 12, 2008, 04:02:28 AM »

Yeh - the Lean Burn distributor had no vac advance OR centirfugal
advance - he computer was responsible for varying spark timing...
theoretically. It didn't always work out that way!!  Seems like
most were converted to std Mopar Electronic Igntion, including a
regular disty.

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« Reply #3 on: November 12, 2008, 02:20:35 PM »

Chuck it.
As Firedome said,most LeanBurn systems have been converted since it never really worked right since day one.
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« Reply #4 on: November 13, 2008, 10:18:30 AM »

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Chuck it.
 
Seems like a waste, but I must agree.  I've not known of anyone who has ever wanted one of those distributors.  I kept the one from my Cordoba because I needed to re-install it when I sold the car - California Smog Law required it.
 
A sidebar: Do you think these will ever be sought after for the "Factory correct" look?  If so, they should be held on to.  Who ever thoguht that guys would be looking for air pumps for their late '60s Chevys, but they are. 
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« Reply #5 on: November 13, 2008, 10:51:44 AM »

Snotty,like all of us who have  the ....Mopar disease--hoarding parts-there is a limit,LOL!
 
The real problem is not the dizzy--it would be locating a NOS or reproduction pooter to run the ignition.
They are very expensive and hard to locate.
Hardly feasible for a system that never worked right in the first place,IMO.
Used pooters may run,but have nooo advance,or not run at all.
There are soooo many variations that most pooter numbers are non-existent.Install an incorrect pooter and the motor may not run or run terrible.
 
 
Chuck it
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Dan Cluley

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« Reply #6 on: November 13, 2008, 06:56:26 PM »

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Nah,  It's not heavy enough for a doorstop, and without the vacuum advance theres' nothing to keep it from rolling off the desk.  The cylinder heads would work much better.
 
I suspect I'll take it apart, just to see how it's done, then chuck the pieces.
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« Reply #7 on: November 13, 2008, 09:04:09 PM »

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I don't know, but have seen posting somewhere (Moparts maybe?) by somebody who's an expert in making the seat belt interlock systems work properly, so anythings possible.
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« Reply #8 on: November 14, 2008, 10:49:22 AM »

Your door is ajar.
 

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« Reply #9 on: January 31, 2011, 04:33:38 PM »

hi. can i please get some help from anyone in here? i need some stuff online. my friend recommended these distributor & accesories from jcwhitney.. you think i should go for it? thanks.





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« Reply #10 on: January 31, 2011, 05:35:44 PM »


LOL!!
Welcome adambullet.
What vehicle do you have??
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