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Bigfish45

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69 Camaro Distributor
« on: July 18, 2019, 03:24:10 PM »
I have a 1969 Camaro with the 396/325 hp engine. It still has the original Delco 1111497 points distributor in it which has the 732CCW points cam. Can anyone tell me how much mechanical advance these distributors have? If not, do you know someone to refer me to that might? No one in my area has a distributor machine to put it on. Thank you very much.

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Re: 69 Camaro Distributor
« Reply #1 on: July 18, 2019, 11:20:48 PM »
Bentley to friends :1969 SS/RS 396 owned 79
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Re: 69 Camaro Distributor
« Reply #2 on: July 19, 2019, 01:43:33 AM »
I am in Michigan and have a machine. What are you looking for it to be? Does it have a bushing ? I would think high 20ís
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Re: 69 Camaro Distributor
« Reply #3 on: July 19, 2019, 12:02:54 PM »
I do not think the post on the Yenko site is right.  The last 2 digits describe the autocam so that part makes some sense. 

If you look at the factory tune up specs for a stock engine and original distributor, the "initial" timing setting is the key.  The sum of the "initial" tune up setting plus the advance available from the centrifugal advance mechanism is equal 36 degrees.  I do not know your initial tune up settings for that engine but it is published data. 

If I had to wild arse guess, I would go with 36 (total) - 32 (from the autocam ID number) = 4 degrees initial tune up spec.    How close am I?