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1932-48 Ford Flathead 3 Bolt Electronic Distributor

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1932-48 Ford Flathead 3 Bolt Electronic Distributor
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)

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500-5071601 Instructions (PDF)

 

Note: This distributor requires 1.4 ohms of coil resistance. If you are using a coil with less than 1.4 ohms, you must us a ballast resistor that will achieve the required 1.4 ohm total resistance. If you are using coil # 447-45001, no resistor will be required.

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