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I want one.......

Post by TonyB » Tue Feb 12, 2019 2:41 pm

I was looking thru the instructions on how to post pictures and found this.
Now that would be GREAT on the front of the Speedster, I want one
There are a couple of things about it that look a little odd. It seems to have an eight cylinder distributor, a water pump and an oil pump. Wow that would be fun but would the water pump get me banned from various speedster run? 😊😊
Accessory front cover plate.
Accessory front cover plate.
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Re: I want one.......

Post by RajoRacer » Tue Feb 12, 2019 3:50 pm

I run a similar odd 8 plug distributor ! ZOOM - ZOOM !

When is the tour, Tony ?
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Re: I want one.......

Post by walber » Tue Feb 12, 2019 5:41 pm

Tony, You would need to check with the event organizer or the posted rules for any of the speedster events. Some have been strict about no post '27 equipment in the past but may be more flexible now. Rules do vary some between the various groups as is their privilege. At one time in at least one group that distributor would not have been permitted but the water pump would have been as that appears to be an appropriate T era accessory front cover.

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Re: I want one.......

Post by walber » Tue Feb 12, 2019 5:44 pm

On second observation, the distributor on your photo might actually be early enough to qualify. My first look had me thinking it was a Nissan part like Steve and others have.


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Re: I want one.......

Post by babychadwick » Tue Feb 12, 2019 9:00 pm

It's a period front plate and totally allowed as far as I know. Now good luck finding one . . .


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Re: I want one.......

Post by mcenhillk » Wed Feb 13, 2019 7:18 am

RajoRacer wrote:
Tue Feb 12, 2019 3:50 pm
I run a similar odd 8 plug distributor ! ZOOM - ZOOM !

When is the tour, Tony ?
I like the NASA sticker on a Model T!
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Re: I want one.......

Post by babychadwick » Wed Feb 13, 2019 10:00 am

For those wondering it is a green plate, more information can be found here.

http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/82 ... 1545458635


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Re: I want one.......

Post by John Codman » Wed Feb 13, 2019 10:02 am

The first T that I soloed in had a VW distributor. My T has a magneto as God and Henry Ford intended.


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Re: I want one.......

Post by Mike Penserini » Sun Feb 17, 2019 2:36 pm

This Green Engineering triple plate is a NOS era accessory. The distributor is a Delco Studebaker reworked to fire 2 plugs at once. Complete triple plates are a hard item to find, Green Engineering equipment is darn near impossible.

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Re: I want one.......

Post by rbishop26 » Sun Feb 17, 2019 3:27 pm

Tony,
The water pump would probably get you banned from the Model T Club! :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Post by Les Schubert » Sun Feb 17, 2019 8:26 pm

I see the Nissan cap is referred to, and that is currently a readily available option. I adapted one to a Bosch front plate distributor. A viable way to fire dual plugs using this cap is a coil for a two cylinder Onan engine. It fires both plugs every time in its original application and seems to work ok firing the Nissan dual plug distributor cap


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Re: I want one.......

Post by Les Schubert » Sun Feb 17, 2019 8:27 pm

The cap and rotor adapter was not difficult to make

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