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1976 Distributor Rebuilders/new


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My question is can we buy new bosch distributors for our cars and/or  also send our distributors out and have them rebuilt correctly by qualified Bosch rebuilders who send them back just as good as new. Please comment with your experience and approx. price and location. Thank you in advance. Also-will be seeking 4 NEW stock springs for my 1976. Might have a line on rear set so might just need fronts. Please post comments below or call 925-322-3424 in Western Mass. Your choice.

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I had the folks at Advance Distributors rebuild mine--recurved the mechanical advance to match my engine specs--functions perfectly--best idle it's had since I've owned the car and pulls well with no flat spots.  Quick turnaround and reasonable price.


If you rebuild yourself, you should replace the shaft bushings, the point plate and probably the advance weight springs--and at least test the vacuum advance unit to make sure it doesn't have a blown or leaking diaphragm. 


Might be easier to have it rebuilt, unless you want to learn how to overhaul a dizzy....



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3 repair sets as shown on realoem.com Repair set distributor shaft 12118630239 Repair kit distributor parts 12118630245 Repair set vacuum regulator 12111351441 These were for a 72 2002. Mostly seals, bushings,vacuum regulator. The points plate is separate.

I have not looked at Realoem yet... did you get new advance springs?

Jim Gerock

Ruby Red 73tii built 5/30/73 "Celeste"

Riviera 69 2002 built 5/30/69 "Oscar"

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Another option is a fully electronic dizzy from Holland. It has 16 different curves to choose from.


or local link:



They are $489.95 in the USA. Just another option to consider, for anyone looking at a new dizzy.


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1971 - 2002 RHD VIN 1653940. Agave (stock with Pertronix & 32/36 Weber) - "Cactus"

1972 - 1602 RHD VIN 1554408. Fjord (with 2L motor, 5spd & LSD - Weber 40/40 to come) - "Bluey"

1984 - E30 318i VIN WBAAK320208722176 - stock daily driver

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