In Reply to: Re: 8N front mount distributor timing posted by Carl on September 28, 2021 at 09:56:52:
I have noted a number of comments re the ECHLIN, p/n CS-35 point set. I just bought and installed a set in my early 9N distributor and really saw no big issues with setting the gap or timing them properly. The set differs from the earlier product mostly in that there is no bronze bushing used for the pivot point, but rather the material is just drilled to fit the pin. If properly lubed on assembly this may not be an issue, I'm sure it saved some pretty good money in manufacture as it reduces a part and a couple of steps in the assembly process. I did have to tweek the point plate slightly with a set of pliers to get a good square mating of the points, but other then that I saw no issues.
Now I will have to wait until I finish my s/n 292 to try them out-then I might have to eat my words. But I have a couple of slightly used older ones I might have to use if I'm wrong here.