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1932-48 Ford Flathead 3 Bolt Electronic Distributor

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1932-48 Ford Flathead 3 Bolt Electronic Distributor

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Speedway Motors offers this billet aluminum electronic distributor for the fabulous '32-'41 Flathead Ford V8 with the 3-bolt mount. This distributor is a "ready-to-run" unit that does not require a control box.

We suggest a 12v coil 447-45001 (chrome) or 447-45011 (black) to be used with this distributor. We also suggest our spark plug wire set 910-64200.

910-8353 Instructions (PDF)

Specs

  • Requires a coil with a minimum of 1.4 ohms of resistance
  • Uses Mallory replacement parts (module, rotor, cap)
  • Measures 4" from mount surface to the outside of the cap
  • Will not fit some stock fan configurations (may require the use of an electric fan)

Customer Reviews

Rated 4.8 out of 5 by 5 reviewers.
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Ziggy
Kentucky, USA
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EASY TO INSTALL

June 26, 2013
I just installed this on my 38 Ford Business Coupe and had absolutely no issues what-so-ever! Great item.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Garry Carter
Verified Purchaser
near San Antonio, TX
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Good Product -- But Proceed w/Caution

October 26, 2011
I think this would be an excellent product -- but only for those who are not looking to preserve a stock fan configuration. It will fit/work ONLY if stock fan and crank pulley are removed and electric fan is substituted. I was especially pleased by Speedway's willingness to allow me to return the unit and refund the purchase price -- excellent customer service!
Pros:
  • Improves Performance
  • Easy To Install
No, I would not recommend this product.
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Flathead
Verified Purchaser
Moore, OK
Product Rating

AWESOME!!!!

May 05, 2012
I replaced the 70 year old ignition technology on my Ford Flathead with a "headache free" electronic ignition with GREAT success. The engine started on second try after 40 plus years after rebuild.
Pros:
  • Easy To Install
  • Improves Performance
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Ziggy
Kentucky, USA
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EASY TO INSTALL

June 26, 2013
I just installed this on my 38 Ford Business Coupe and had absolutely no issues what-so-ever! Great item.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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sparaski
Detroit, MI, USA
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best product out there and that it is 1;

September 29, 2013
hook it up, add a coil and a ballast resister and your running, no $150+ cd box needed. Speedy Bill. You are THE best early ford go fast parts source in the world
Pros:
  • simple easy to use
Cons:
  • none ive encountered
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Product Q&A

6 questions : 7 answers

1 answers

stock 40 fan, 6v systems-will it work as a plug and go unit?

ehud
Reed City, MI 49677, USA
August 06, 2014

stock 40 fan, 6v systems-will it work as a plug and go unit?

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August 08, 2014
EricM
This distributor will not work with 6 volt systems. You must have a 12 volt negative ground system for this distributor. The dual point distributors will work on 6 volt negative ground systems. Most likely the fan would need to be relocated on your 1940 Ford sedan.
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Will this bolt on to a 39 V8 60? Is it a mechanical or vacuum advance? The vehicle I want to use this on is already 12V neg ground I have this motor in a 1930 Model A Ford pickup and I just can't seem to get the timing right with the original distributor. I'm hoping yours will solve the problem.

CPDSarge
Peotone, IL 60468, USA
November 23, 2013

Will this bolt on to a 39 V8 60? Is it a mechanical or vacuum advance? The vehicle I want to use this on is already 12V neg ground I have this motor in a 1930 Model A Ford pickup and I just can't seem to get the timing right with the original distributor. I'm hoping yours will solve the problem.

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November 26, 2013
EricM
This is a mechanical advance distributor for the early Ford V8’s but we apologize it is NOT for the V8-60. Sorry we do not offer a distributor for the 60 series engines.
1 answers

Hello, Will it work on a 1939 Ford 6V ? its a 59AB V8 engine 6V,positive in ground,is the same as the original

Cury
São Paulo, Brazil
October 21, 2013

Hello, Will it work on a 1939 Ford 6V ? its a 59AB V8 engine 6V,positive in ground,is the same as the original

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October 22, 2013
Jason
The Flathead electronic distributors are all 12 volt negative ground. The dual point version will work with 6 or 12 volt.
2 answers

Will it work on a 1940 Ford?

Roxboro, NC
March 06, 2012

Will it work on a 1940 Ford?

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October 15, 2013
Cury
Hello, Will it work on a 1939 Ford 6V ?
March 08, 2012
John
Part number 9108353 This is a 12 volt electronic distributor and does not require a control box. It does require the correct ohm rated coil or ballast resistor. Ohm required is 1.4 and we offer coil number 44745001. In some cases customers running an original fan set up there has been clearance issues requiring the use of an electric fan. This distributor measures 4” from the block to the face of the cap and is the 3 bolt mount.
1 answers

How many degrees of ignition advance does this unit have and can I adjust it / tune it using Mallory springs and weights. Thanks,

Adam
Wilmington, NC
December 20, 2011

How many degrees of ignition advance does this unit have and can I adjust it / tune it using Mallory springs and weights. Thanks,

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December 21, 2011
QC
Most Magnetic Breakerless Distributors with part numbers that end in 01 have 24° (crankshaft degrees) of mechanical advance (between 3,000 and 3,200 RPM). Listed below are exceptions: CHRYSLER SB V8 20 AT 3,000 RPM FLAT HEAD FORD V8 16 AT 3,600 RPM that clip was taken from the mallory distributor instructions. Its a exact copy of one of them. So yes, their weights and springs will also work.
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ON LINE THIS UNIT SAYS NO EXTERNAL INGNITION BOX REQUIRED--IN YOUR CATALOGUE IT SAYS ONE IS REQUIRED---ALSO NEED TO KNOW THE LENGTH OF UNIT FROM THE TIMING COVER TO FRONT OF CAP

DM
ontario canada
August 03, 2011

ON LINE THIS UNIT SAYS NO EXTERNAL INGNITION BOX REQUIRED--IN YOUR CATALOGUE IT SAYS ONE IS REQUIRED---ALSO NEED TO KNOW THE LENGTH OF UNIT FROM THE TIMING COVER TO FRONT OF CAP

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August 04, 2011
Jason
Part number 9108353 does not require ignition box This distributor is ((VERY)) likely to be in the way of the stock fan on 41-48 Fords & Mercs. (it measures app.4" from the mount surface to the front side of the cap) It measures 4-1/2" tall from base to top of cap and 5-1/4" at widest point on cap.
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