This guide captures ‘bygone’ advice on how to identify the different types of Distributor typically fitted to Classic Cars. It is part of a series I am building that describes what to do on a Classic Car Basic Service.
Useful information for Classic Car and Retro Car enthusiasts, as many of these tasks are no longer required on modern day cars.
Remember folks these are ‘bygone guides’ … useful but the safety and personal protective equipment measures are reflective of bygone awareness. Stay safe.
How to identify a Distributor on a Classic Car
There were obviously many types of distributors fitted to Classic Cars however below are the main ones followed by some diagrams that should help you identify the type of distributor fitted to your car.
- The Hitachi distributor
- The Ducellier M 78 distributor
- The Bosch J FU 4 distributor
- Various AC Delco distributors
- Various Marelli distributors
- The Lucas model 43D distributor
- The Lucas (early) model 440 distributor
- The Lucas model 23D distributor
Diagram of HITACHI Distributor
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Diagram of DUCELLIER M78 Distributor
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Diagram of BOSCH JFU4 Distributor
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Diagram of AC DELCO Distributor
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Diagram of MARELLI Distributor
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Diagram of LUCAS 43D Distributor
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