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#1 MH81 ONLINE  

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Posted February 04, 2014 - 08:25 PM

Unusual old rotors found in the garage and we have no idea what they are from. Hoping one of you guys can pin it down.

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Posted February 04, 2014 - 08:32 PM

Never seen anything like that I can remember!


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Posted February 04, 2014 - 08:36 PM

In the common tongue, it has been  refered to as a 'thingy' (n.)


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Posted February 04, 2014 - 08:41 PM

From the look of it I'd say its an ignition rotor, but I haven't the faintest idea what its for.

I had another look and it looks like a dual plug setup, something with a common coil, and two set of distributor contacts.

I had a Nissan 4x4 years ago that had a dual plug system, with two plugs per hole with a dual row distributor. I don't remember the rotor looking like that though.

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Posted February 04, 2014 - 08:46 PM

Almost positive it's an ignition rotor, but it has that contact band in the middle and the two rotor contacts. Weird.

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Posted February 04, 2014 - 09:00 PM

How about this?

http://www.ebay.com/...8-/261386663072


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Posted February 04, 2014 - 09:08 PM

By golley, that looks like it! Huh, wonder where these came from?
Thanks Al!
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Posted February 04, 2014 - 09:18 PM

Did you happen to have old boat motors



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Posted February 04, 2014 - 09:27 PM

Nice Job Al. :thumbs:



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Posted February 05, 2014 - 12:32 AM

AMAZING!!!!!!!!! Ask and ye shall receive 



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Posted February 05, 2014 - 01:11 AM

I am allmost sure that is a rotor from an old flat head Ford V8 with the front mount distributor----They had two distributor caps,one for each side of the engine.

The brush from the coil rubbed on the ring in center of the rotor.The rotor spun between the two opposed mounted distributor caps.Ford used them from 1932 until 1942 ? 


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Posted February 05, 2014 - 04:32 AM

I am allmost sure that is a rotor from an old flat head Ford V8 with the front mount distributor----They had two distributor caps,one for each side of the engine.

The brush from the coil rubbed on the ring in center of the rotor.The rotor spun between the two opposed mounted distributor caps.Ford used them from 1932 until 1942 ? 

Crud -If I would have read the link Al had on his post I would have seen that he beat me to it.Good job Al.


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Posted February 05, 2014 - 06:46 AM

 

Crud -If I would have read the link Al had on his post I would have seen that he beat me to it.Good job Al.

 

Bill I didn't know what it fit , just lucky searching the web for it , thanks for the description on how they were used   :thumbs:


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Posted February 05, 2014 - 08:10 AM

Dang..  Just looked @ it and rotor was my guess too..   :(  :nothingtoadd:



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Posted February 05, 2014 - 10:00 AM

Gee, I thought it was from the Lincoln V-12 or the dual ignation Nashes. But you hit this dead on Al,  Ford flat-head. Nice work :worshippy1:






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