I took apart and old distributor witha a BRS 383 identification plate.
The housing on this distributor does not have provision for a seal [no groove].
After all the paint and rust was removed I found 2 little numbers--posibly one of them is a letter. Looks like 81. Any info to identify year of manufacture would be appreciated.
Also, there are no distributor cap retaining clips with this distributor. I have seen some of these with bailing wire clips and others with clips installed that you see on much later distributors. Which is correct for the number on the distributor housing?
If it is any help, the rivets retaining the identification plate have rounded heads.
In addition there is no identification on the capacitor. It is about 3/4" diameter, has a black wire with a ring termenal and the mounting bracket has a single hole and is permanently attached to the capacitor. This cannot be correct. It surely had a Bosch
capacitor when delivered. With the number 81, what would have been the Bosch identifier for the capacitor. Are these still available?
Albert Tiedemann, C356C
"The Hermit", Reg #4998