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Do they sell kits that include hardware, like clips to hold the weights in place?
I was going to rebuild mine, basically just clean it up, but it seems like it might be cheaper to just buy a new or rebuilt distributor.
What have you guys found is a better option? I am missing the clip that holds one of the magnets on the shaft.

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maybe a tiny little e-clip out of a kit full of different sizes?
wow - i've never seen a 21L slot. is that 16L on the other side?
what vehicle did this come out of?

personal opinion - both of those settings are way too much total timing for a passenger vehicle.
i'd get a new distributor, just for that reason alone.
 

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maybe a tiny little e-clip out of a kit full of different sizes?
wow - i've never seen a 21L slot. is that 16L on the other side?
what vehicle did this come out of?

personal opinion - both of those settings are way too much total timing for a passenger vehicle.
i'd get a new distributor, just for that reason alone.
It was in my 1975 Ranchero.
 

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using a 16L slot (32 degrees of centrifugal timing), you'd have to run something like 4-6 degrees base/initial timing in order to not get crazy at WOT.
that'd make your rig a dog off the line.

i'd be looking for something like:
10L slot with 15 or 16 degrees initial
12L slot with 12 to 14 degrees initial
etc.

then you just have to figure out how quicky/slowly to bring the timing in (ie- the spring tension).
 

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using a 16L slot (32 degrees of centrifugal timing), you'd have to run something like 4-6 degrees base/initial timing in order to not get crazy at WOT.
that'd make your rig a dog off the line.

i'd be looking for something like:
10L slot with 15 or 16 degrees initial
12L slot with 12 to 14 degrees initial
etc.

then you just have to figure out how quicky/slowly to bring the timing in (ie- the spring tension).
I think I'll just pickup a new distributor. The motor is coming out of the car anyways.
Thanks!
 
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