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Jim B

Missing Distributor

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I am building the Revell 1969 Dodge Charger, and I have built both engines in the kit (stock & Hemi), because why not.  However, I have a problem: one of the distributors launch out of the clamp I was using to hold it for painting, bounced off my forehead, and sailed across the room.  Would anyone have a spare distributor from the Revell 1968 or 1969 Dodge Charger?  If not, at least the story is worth a few laughs! :D

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Would have been funnier if it hit you in the eye, scratched your cornea (BTDT), and made you spill your beer on the decal sheet.

But I am sadistic that way. :D

If nobody here comes up with one, consider a MAD Modeling prewired distributor as a replacement. 

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It is funny how something SO small can fly SO far. You'd think these small parts are jet powered. Sorry I don't have one.

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I had the same thing happen and it's amazing how hard they are to find.  Or they drop on the floor right below you and end up across the room. LOL

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I have a batch of kit distributors because I make my own units.  Problem is I have no idea what a '69 distributor looks like as compared to others.

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It looks like this:

 

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I'll be happy to check my stash next week for you.

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Posted (edited)

If you were building a Ford I could probably help out.  I would imagine just about any MOPAR distributor would be a good substitute for the lost one.

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Edited by vamach1

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Thanks.  No rush.

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Just now, vamach1 said:

If you were build a Ford I could probably help out.  I would imagine just about any MOPAR distributor would be a good substitute for the lost one.

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Actually, the beige one in the upper left with the "radar dish" looks really similar.  What is that dish thing, anyway?

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Jimmy, got ya covered, I’ll dig one out for ya. The radar dish is the vacuum advance canister.

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Posted (edited)
18 minutes ago, tbill said:

Jimmy, got ya covered, I’ll dig one out for ya. The radar dish is the vacuum advance canister.

You are correct on the vacuum advance.  Maybe that's not just a Ford thing.

Edited by vamach1

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Most factory distributors used them back in the day.

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Posted (edited)
2 hours ago, tbill said:

Jimmy, got ya covered, I’ll dig one out for ya. The radar dish is the vacuum advance canister.

Thanks, Tom.  Just give me the word, & I'll stop by.  Actually, I should probably get a couple if you have them in case it decides to go airborne again.  I can always return it.

How the heck does a vacuum advance canister work on an electro/mechanical device? :blink:

Edited by Jim B

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