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2.8 distributor ID?


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Going thru my magical bus of "stuff". I never know what I'll find... And remembering a recent thread on difficulty of finding the distributor for the 2.8 I thought I would start a thread on identifying these dizzy.
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It looks to me like the distributor used on the 2.8 when it was installed in the stealth fighter.

Finding any forgotten stashes in the magic bus?
 

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What is that distributor supposed to be for?

Or, are you trying to figure out what it's for?
 

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Trying to figure out. It has an e4 date code, so 1984 and up. I'm did have a b2 with a 2.8 pass thru my hands a decade ago, so thinking it might be that.
 

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Got it.

I don't think it's out of a 2.8. Here's the original stock 2.8 distributor next to the Duraspark replacement distributor from back when I did my '84 Ranger (about 2009):

2.8 dist comparison.jpg


The stock is on the left. Best I can make out on the part number is E37E-12131-BB:

2.8 stock dist PN.JPG


It looks like your distributor has a substantial difference in the spacing of the driven gear to the mounting flange, and it's also shorter above the mounting flange.

Hope this helps, and sorry that I can't pin yours down any better.
 

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