Started by houstonlayne, April 19, 2015, 09:39:13 AM
Quote from: m-mmanSince my 1929 341B has a dual point distributor so that each set of points can operate just 4 cylinders on each bank of the V-8 the use of a pertronix system is out.
Quote from: m-mmanNo in 1929 there was just 1 coil but 2 points with just 4 operating lobes in the distributor. Timing is achieved by moving and synchronizing the points then moving the cam on the distributor shaft after lining up the timing marks on the flywheel..Some cars like the 38-40 V-16 used 2 distributors and coils (and 2 carburetors) all functioning like 2 straight 8s joined at the crankshaft. I think some of this craziness had more to do with learning the best way to design a system. An engine with one distributor using a cam lobe for each cylinder and having the timing set by twisting the distributor ended up being the best method only after a lot of experimentation.
Quote from: "Cadillac Kid" Greg Surfas 15364 on April 19, 2015, 11:34:17 AM... after a couple of significant downpours where water on the road was great enough to get into the distributor and cause problems.
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