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Correct distributor for 1955

#1 Post by Gary Cox » Fri Jun 22, 2018 6:49 pm

Hi all. What would be the proper distributor, distributor cap configuration for a 1955 speedster 1500, 546/2 produced feb/mar '55?
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Re: Correct distributor for 1955

#2 Post by Sebastian Gaeta » Fri Jun 22, 2018 10:08 pm

Gary Cox wrote:Hi all. What would be the proper distributor, distributor cap configuration for a 1955 speedster 1500, 546/2 produced feb/mar '55?

Bosch 383 with flat top cap.


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Re: Correct distributor for 1955

#3 Post by Gary Cox » Sat Jun 23, 2018 7:21 am

Thanks Sebastian. I thought that would be the correct distributor but wanted to confirm. Would it also have the brass tag on top of the cap?

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Re: Correct distributor for 1955

#4 Post by Sebastian Gaeta » Sat Jun 23, 2018 8:10 am

From Donald Zingg:

"At the end of November 1954, Porsche introduced a new engine crankcase design to replace the VW 2-pc. crankcase. With the introduction of the 3-pc. crankcase, the valve adjustment specs. changed again for the 1300- and 1500-series engines. At that time, the brass plaque was discontinued. A decal showing the new valve adjustment figures was applied to the fan housing."

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#5 Post by Gary Cox » Sat Jun 23, 2018 9:31 am

I hope you do look me up and we can get together then, I live not too far from Catholic. Dixie was in and out of financial trouble for decades, went out of business after katrina, Tom Bensen (New Orleans Saints owner) revived it last year. I think they contract brew it, label it Dixie, but they have, had, plans to locate a brewery in New Orleans. Don't know if those plans are still on the table.
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Re: Correct distributor for 1955

#6 Post by Donald Zingg » Sun Jun 24, 2018 1:28 pm

Gary Cox wrote:Hi all. What would be the proper distributor, distributor cap configuration for a 1955 speedster 1500, 546/2 produced feb/mar '55?
As noted above, no brass plaque on the distributor cap for 3-pc. case engines.
Stoddard NLA sells the correct valve adjustment spec decal for the fan housing - part# NLA.701.016.00
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Decal - valve clearance spec. 1500 3-pc engine.jpg

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