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  1. #1
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    Aug 2006
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    Pasadena, Maryland, USA
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    Default Trying to find distributor adv

    Trying to find distributor advance springs for a 1989 454 Crusader with Prestolite electronic distributor. Old ones are broken.

  2. #2
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    Aug 2008
    Location
    Fairport, NY
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    Default "I can tell you that the Crusa

    "I can tell you that the Crusader part number is 37065. I also need these, and am about to order some Mallory dist. springs from PAW, Hoping they are close enough."

  3. #3
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    Maryland - USA
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    Default "Here's the scoop on the p

    "Here's the scoop on the prestolite stuff - sold to ametek in 2000. found a prestolite referral from late last year. toll free number - can't hurt to try. If they have them, I'd get a few spare sets.

    Ametek
    37 North Valley Road Building 4
    P.O. Box 1764
    Paoli, PA 19301
    Tel: 610-647-2121
    Toll: 1-800-473-1286
    Fax: 610-296-3412 U.S.A.

    I didn't see anything on the ametek www site"

  4. #4
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    Pasadena, Maryland, USA
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    Default "So far no luck with springs.

    "So far no luck with springs. Did call Ametek was told none availible,checked NAPA,Salvo also no luck."

  5. #5
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    Location
    New Tripoli, PA, USA!
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    Default Try Jegs or Summit Racing on-l

    Try Jegs or Summit Racing on-line. Use a racing spring kit for GM distributors (Chevy).

    Jeff

  6. #6
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    Default "I'd see if there's a

    "I'd see if there's a 'speed shop' in your area. Call them and ask if they can recommend a good shop for rebuilding distributors. those are the people that will have a viable solution. If they don't have a turn-key replacement, they will be able to mod the springs they do have and can verify the timing curve, too."

  7. #7
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    Pasadena, Maryland, USA
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    Default Gave up looking and trying dif

    Gave up looking and trying different spring combos and bought a new distributor.

  8. #8
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    Bourne, MA, USA
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    Default So what did you get to replace

    So what did you get to replace the Prestolite?

    Erich

  9. #9
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    Location
    Pasadena, Maryland, USA
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    Default "Ordered the Pertronix units f

    "Ordered the Pertronix units from Summit. Replacement unit at marine supply are Prestolite!
    Will get new parts on tuesday this week,let you know how they work out."

  10. #10
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    Default "Dennis: what do you mean h

    "Dennis:

    what do you mean here:
    Replacement unit at marine supply are Prestolite! ?

    Is this a shop, web outfit, etc?"

  11. #11
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    Aug 2006
    Location
    Pasadena, Maryland, USA
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    Default Local marine supply in Pasaden

    Local marine supply in Pasadena Md. The only units they have in stock are Prestolite. Decided to get other brand for ease of parts availible. Can't see using same type if you can't get parts.

  12. #12
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    Default Concur with your selection....

    Concur with your selection.....wonder if they are still stocked because they couldn't send them back???

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