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Hi can somebody tell me what the correct # is for a 1973 non tii distributor. Previous owner installed a vw distributor in the car. I have the head off at this point and want to go back to original or go with IE distributor. I've done site and forum search. Thanks Vince

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From Bosch Automotive Tradition:

0 231 180 008 - USA 2002 Automatic, 6/72 thru 10/74 - vac adv/retard

0 231 180 005 - Euro 2002, 9/71 thru 7/75 - vac adv

0 231 151 005 - USA 2002, 5/71 thru 12/72 - vac adv

BTW, some Bosch BMW dizzy models are very close spec-wise to their VW models...

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Additional data point: Given the age / wear of used distributors, you will not necessarily get the original 'advertised' advance curve spec of the unit. (And, given that these distributors were often designed for cars with smog devices (which are no longer present) and for fuel we cannot get anymore, you may be better-off considering a distributor with a curve which matches your current engine configuration and typical vehicle usage....) -KB

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I put in an IE mechanical advance distributor with electronic ignitor for my brother 73 02'. He loves it.

O.C.

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or email ken- kbmb02 up there- he's putting together a distributor for me now, and although i haven't gotten it yet, he's been extremely helpful with information.

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From Bosch Automotive Tradition:

0 231 180 008 - USA 2002 Automatic, 6/72 thru 10/74 - vac adv/retard

0 231 180 005 - Euro 2002, 9/71 thru 7/75 - vac adv

0 231 151 005 - USA 2002, 5/71 thru 12/72 - vac adv

BTW, some Bosch BMW dizzy models are very close spec-wise to their VW models...

My late '73 came from new from BMW with the 180-008 distributor (4-speed); it only had vacuum retard. I like vacuum advance so I used the 005 for many years.

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