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Customs !1954 Ford Dizzy

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by 24 Dodge, Aug 3, 2019.

  1. 24 Dodge
    Joined: May 2, 2010
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    Hey guys I am in need of new Distributor for my 239 y block any help would be appreciated. I can't find one in Syracuse N.Y.
     
  2. I got my mine from Auto Zone
     
  3. town sedan
    Joined: Aug 18, 2011
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    The early Y's had some differences from the later ones.
    Ask over on y-blocks forever website, if no one gets you an answer here.
    -Dave
     
  4. Yup 239 Y's have their own distributor and the later ones (272/292/312) wont fit. Make an inquiry on yblocksforever.com or on the Y block facebook group, someone will have one laying around Im sure.
     
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  5. That is true, but they have the weird vacuum carb to dist PIA, if he is going new, a later one should fit and work better, unless he is using the stock carb. Ask McTim he is the go to guy
     
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  6. drtrcrV-8
    Joined: Jan 6, 2013
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    Your distributor has a blade bottom end to go into a slot in the intermediate shaft, which also has a blade to go into the oil pump drive, same as '54 Mercs, '52-54 Lincolns. If you want to use a newer distributor, they are hex shaft drive, & you will also need the later hex shaft & the later oil pump. Fortunately they are a direct bolt-in(I do suggest you put the intermediate shaft into the oil pump & insert them from the bottom : that way you don't have the hex shaft fall into the pan when you try to put it in from the top. Ask me how I found that out nearly 60 yrs ago!!) The distributor will install just like the one you took out, & will mesh with the intermediate shaft a LOT easier than the original blade/shaft combination. Hope this helps?
     
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  7. sunbeam
    Joined: Oct 22, 2010
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    Then you have the 13 or 14 tooth thing
     
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  8. drtrcrV-8
    Joined: Jan 6, 2013
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    Thanks Sunbeam : I forgot about making sure to save the distributor gear to put on the new distributor.
     
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