Hornet distributor

GeoffGeoff Posts: 4,570Senior Contributor
Been giving the '53 Hornet a bit of a tune-up - carby was bad, and now checking the distributor, which is absolutely stuffed.
Flyweights have oval holes, springs  de-tensioned,  flyweight pins oval,  vacuum diaphragm leaking, and bushings worn.   Can anyone pint me in the direction of a good distributor, or a source of new parts to rebuild, please.  I do have a new base plate.   I'm in New Zealand, and it's  bit difficult to find an Auto-lite shop.
Geoff 
If you're stuck in a hole, stop digging.

Comments

  • cchancelcchancel Posts: 215Member
    All the info I have is in the USA.  You might start with Lance Walker (https://hudsonparts.com/ ) in our HET club.  I hear he rebuilds distributors. 

    The auto-lite IAT design was used by other makes.  Years ago I had Willies Distributor (http://www.willysdistributors.com/ ) refurbish 2  IAT-4009A distributors for me with the only hang-up/delay being bent shafts (he was not equipped to straighten). 

    I know shipping to New Zealand is expensive, but if all the small parts were bundled it might be acceptable.
  • LanceLance Posts: 1,115Member
    I can help you there Jeff.
  • GeoffGeoff Posts: 4,570Senior Contributor
    Thanks for the offer Lance. In the finish I managed to obtain enough NOS parts locally to rebuild the distributor, with a bit of jiggery-pokery here and there.
    If you're stuck in a hole, stop digging.
  • LanceLance Posts: 1,115Member
    jiggery pokery?    LOL. I'll assume thats a technical term?
  • GeoffGeoff Posts: 4,570Senior Contributor
    It's a step up from "hocus pocus", but mainly a Kiwi thing. 
    If you're stuck in a hole, stop digging.
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