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Electronic distributor for Studebaker but not Avanti


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I see that several vendors sell a new electronic distributor for Studebaker V8's.  They say for any V8 except Avanti.  I'm wondering why they would not work on an Avanti?  Is it just compatibility with the wiring that a little custom wiring would solve?  Or is it actually a difference in the motor on the Avanti?  I sure would like to know if anyone has any insight.  Thanks

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5 hours ago, John Brissette said:

I have not seen the distributors you reference, but my "guess" is that perhaps they will not fit under the stainless steel ignition shielding. Just a  guess!

John

I was also thinking that they will not physically fit.

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Rather than get something of unknown source or quality, Avanti vendor and advertiser in Avanti Magazine and Turning Wheels Dave Thiebeault sells aluminum bodied electronic ignition distributors for the Avanti. 

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Buying one of these compared to buying something from a vendor was not the question.  I could not think of a reason why it would not fit.  The shield seems to be the best guess.  I actually have bought from Dave Thiebeault before if that matters.

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