The search for Studebaker Power continues.
There have been a couple of companies bringing out aluminum electronic distributors on Ebay recently.
Feedback has been sparse. Criticism has been widespread. True knowledge is lacking.
What to do?
Buy one, put it in the hands of a Stude engine guy, and let's see what he can do with it, or find out about it.
"Digger" Dave is getting a surprise in the UPS truck Tuesday (I didn't tell him about it).
He did want the 'old school' type cap (female secondary wire connection).
The 'guts' look like a copy of the venerable Delco SBC distributor with the advance weights up top.
So adjusting the curve (weights and springs) should be easy.
MAXX 95648R Billet Electronic Distributor 1951-64 Studebaker 232 259 289 304 V8
Engine: 232, 259, 289, 304
Notes: Ready to run electronic vacuum advance distributor. MUST BE USED WITH A HIGH OUTPUT EXTERNAL COIL
A maintenance-free magnetic pickup is responsible for triggering this ignition. This pickup is accurate to within 1° at any rpm so you won’t have to worry about points float or “burbles” at top end speeds. The pickup is triggered by a precision reluctor that is attached to a hardened steel shaft. For increased stability, a sealed ball bearing is used to guide the shaft.
MAXX Performance Distributor
Manufacturer Part Number MAXX 95648R
Electronic distributor with a female (socket style) cap for that traditional look
Small cap dimensions: 4 1/8" wide x 4 1/2" tall
Can be easily converted to mechanical advance
Maintenance-free magnetic pickup and precision reluctor create stable trigger signals throughout the rpm range
CNC machined billet aluminum housing
Polished steel shaft is QPQ coated and guided by a sealed ball bearing
Supplied with bolt down distributor cap and rotor
Comes with a digital tachometer output