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gt500kr distributor part number
« on: August 15, 2020, 11:05:51 AM »
What is correct enginerring  number  for  68 gt500kr auto distributor?

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Re: gt500kr distributor part number
« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2020, 11:09:10 AM »
The most common is C8OF-12127-D

Very early or very late cars may differ
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Re: gt500kr distributor part number
« Reply #2 on: August 15, 2020, 12:07:16 PM »
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Re: gt500kr distributor part number
« Reply #3 on: August 15, 2020, 12:34:40 PM »
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Re: gt500kr distributor part number
« Reply #4 on: August 29, 2020, 08:08:53 PM »
Is there any way of knowing which distributer was fitted to each car, my car has a dual points?

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Re: gt500kr distributor part number
« Reply #5 on: August 29, 2020, 08:40:59 PM »
The CJ distributors were single point
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Re: gt500kr distributor part number
« Reply #6 on: August 29, 2020, 09:30:53 PM »
Pete, when did you get promoted to Contelec CEO?

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Re: gt500kr distributor part number
« Reply #7 on: August 29, 2020, 09:39:02 PM »
When the owner, David Long passed away.

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Re: gt500kr distributor part number
« Reply #8 on: August 30, 2020, 12:02:50 AM »
OK, so the correct distributor for the 68 GT500KR is single point,,,

What is the correct one for the automatic? C7OF-12127-F

The 1968 distributor situation is interesting. The engineering numbers we've listed here are clearly documented in Ford literature, but we've received multiple reports from owners that describe finding the C8OF-D distributor with a single diaphragm vacuum advance on cars equipped with an automatic transmission. Coincidentally, Ford TSB number 1415 (dated 31 May 1968) describes the C8OF-D distributor being used with both manual and automatic transmissions. To top it all off, other owners have described finding the C8OF-J distributor on 1968 Mustangs!

Which one should I be looking for?

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Re: gt500kr distributor part number
« Reply #9 on: August 30, 2020, 07:57:53 AM »
The identification C8OF-D was used on both transmissions

The vacuum advance was a single unit on automatic transmissions and a dual vacuum unit was used on 4spd cars.

I have seen the C8OF-H on 4spd cars built at the end of production like yours. It would be feasible the C8OF-J was used on very late automatic cars.

I would not expect and have not seen the C7OF unit on very late built cars. I believe it was phased out very early in production.

The C8OF-D was by far the most common.
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Re: gt500kr distributor part number
« Reply #10 on: August 31, 2020, 03:14:54 PM »
C7OF used on early CJ autos

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Re: gt500kr distributor part number
« Reply #11 on: September 01, 2020, 07:43:30 PM »
OK, so the correct distributor for the 68 GT500KR is single point,,,

What is the correct one for the automatic? C7OF-12127-F

The 1968 distributor situation is interesting. The engineering numbers we've listed here are clearly documented in Ford literature, but we've received multiple reports from owners that describe finding the C8OF-D distributor with a single diaphragm vacuum advance on cars equipped with an automatic transmission. Coincidentally, Ford TSB number 1415 (dated 31 May 1968) describes the C8OF-D distributor being used with both manual and automatic transmissions. To top it all off, other owners have described finding the C8OF-J distributor on 1968 Mustangs!

Which one should I be looking for?

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See you been over on the 428 Comp ID?  Posted word-for-word ;D

 https://428cobrajet.org/id-distributor

But there's nothing wrong with that. The 428 site Comp ID section... you cannot go wrong there.  A wealth of information.  Keep trucking 8)