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On Tue, 2004-01-06 at 16:08, Hal Sullivan wrote: > Distributor: VW 126-905-205, Bosch 0231 178 009 I hate to be a party pooper, BUT the 0 231 178 009 was not the orginal 009 distributor from back in the 50's. I have one of those in my hot little hands, and it is POST 1968. It has the new style points with the 1/4", 90 degree, push on connector on the pig tail like the stock FI T-3 points. IIRC, the original 009 distributor may have been a 356 Porsche distributor, but don't quote me.
That may very well be the case as far as the original 009, but I think we may be getting far beyond the original scope of the thread. How many people would take the time and effort to track down an original 009 (regardless of where they originated) when they're installing Weber ICTs after taking the FI off of their T3? A few people might for the "kewl" factor, but the vast majority are going to pick up the "current" 009 that any of the mailorder outfits sell cheaply.
I've got one of the 0 231 178 009 distributors in my hands too. I took it out of my new-to-me Bus and put in a 0 237 022 009 distributor from a California-spec aircooled Vanagon. It runs and drives much better than it did with the 009 .. now I just need to get FI re-installed on it =)
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