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PostPosted: Wed Mar 29, 2017 3:50 pm    Post subject: Mechanical Advance Distributor ID Reply with quote

Can someone please help me ID this distributor.

It's a cast iron German Bosch with tag #
0 231 129 010 030
211 905 205 F
JFR 4

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 29, 2017 4:00 pm    Post subject: Re: Mechanical Advance Distributor ID Reply with quote

It's a Bosch 010.

There were 2 versions, one with a VW part number and one without. They are identical.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 29, 2017 4:40 pm    Post subject: Re: Mechanical Advance Distributor ID Reply with quote

Thanks Glenn

Was this a factory installed distributor...if so what applications...if not was it an over the counter replacement?

Also, assuming since there is a VW # on it, it would have never been on a Porsche...correct?

What would be a fair price to pay for something like this?
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 29, 2017 4:58 pm    Post subject: Re: Mechanical Advance Distributor ID Reply with quote

It original part used on the 59-1/2 to 60 Bastard 40hp engine in a Bus.

Prices for 010 cores range from $50 to $300. It just depends on how fast you want to sell it and how greedy you are. I've seen some 010 with high prices sit for years. Yours is missing the correct condenser bracket which will hurt its value.

It was never used on a Porsche.

I have a NOS one that I should sell because it's just sitting in a box under my workbench.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 29, 2017 8:49 pm    Post subject: Re: Mechanical Advance Distributor ID Reply with quote

The "30" designation on these is still a bit of mystery. The date stamps I have seen on them were all mid 1960's, none for 1959/60. That would indicate parts counter replacement. The oldvolkshome website lists them for early 1950's 25 hp which is not correct. The badge is obviously the later design. The lack of a correct condenser clip should knock $25 off it's value. I don't generally pay more than $50 for one of these as a core but you see them priced a whole lot higher than that.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 30, 2017 4:43 am    Post subject: Re: Mechanical Advance Distributor ID Reply with quote

New condeser clips $20 here
http://www.stoddard.com/61660290000-nla.html
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 30, 2017 5:24 am    Post subject: Re: Mechanical Advance Distributor ID Reply with quote

Thanks guys

I really appreciate the info.

This site still blows me away...it is such a blessing to be able to plug in to so much passion and knowledge that is shared freely. The VW community really is a family.
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