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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by dumprat, Jun 19, 2017 at 12:54 AM.
Anybody have any information on such a thing? Or have any info on where is could get one? Thanks.
I have been running a slant 6 for years however I don't have any info on what you are looking for. I would recommend checking this site wwwslantsix.org they should be able to help you with all you need. Hobo Jim
a bit of googling did not find any. I would guess it's a rare part. Good luck in your search.
perhaps mallory made one once. probably unobtanium now, though.
If a slant six was ever used in an industrial application you could look there.
here are a few industrial distributors...don't look to me like they have a tach drive. (from ebay)
Just a guess, Accel may have made one..
Haven't looked, but 1st guess would be used in a military application, like a power wagon or big(ger) truck.
never seen one, nor a govenor type , and worked on many of them sewing machines .. I know on some of the liftrucks they used a cable drive off the generator to operate the governor for the the carb . but these were old .... and when we converted them to alternators we used a electronics box on them to do the switching .
After a little Googling , Triumph and some other Brit stuff have tach drive distributors
you can find tach drive distributors for some of the Mopar V8s. But they are quite different from the six distributor.
Many swathers and Versatile combines used Slants, but never saw a tach drive on one.
Hmm that is too bad. A slant six distributor is supposed to be an easy swap for the stock flat six part.
maybe get a Mallory dist for a slant 6 and the top half of a Mallory with tach drive, bit of cutting bit of machining , bobs your auntie?
Trouble is getting a six distributor with a tach drive.
Comparing the photo of the import to the photo of the box-o-distributors, it looks like they have enough similarities to get out the calipers and start measuring stuff.
...and they both spin the same direction.....
I say that a tech thread is in order......
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