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Vacuum unit for 1500 Midget

Damon

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I'm trying to find a vacuum unit (distributor)for my wife's '78 Midget. Neither Vic Brit and Moss carry it. Is the unit available seperately from the distributor, new? If so, anyone have a source and price?
Thanks in advance!
 

Morris

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I have a known good one that I cannot lay hands on right now. It's lost in the pile. I found another one attached to my back up dizzy. I will try to test it tonight or tomorrow and get back to you.

Does your wife's car have the Opus dizzy or the CEI dizzy?
 
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Damon

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Don't know which it is off hand, I'll have to check when I get the chance, may take a day or two. How do I know which it has?
I appreciate your effort!
 

Morris

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The easy way to know is that the vacuum diaphragm on the Opus unit is attached to a boxy protrusion on the side of the dizzy. The CEI dizzy has no boxy protrusion. I have Opus dizzies, and I kinda doubt the vacuum diaphragms are interchangeable between the CEI and Opus units.
 
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Damon

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OK, checked when I got home, looked in the Moss and VB catalog, it's the CEI. Duh, I knew that once I looked at the pics in the catalog I remembered which I had. Bummer!
Well, I've got a few other places to check with, I appreciate the time you took.
 

bigjones

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Damon,

Is that a vacuum retard? If so, you may want to read this thread and think about getting a vacuum advance unit instead.

Of course, if you do, the timing will have to be re-set and you'll need to ensure that at high revs it doesn't advance too much, otherwise that would be serious bad news.

Cheers!
 
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