Why Distributor # on Flathead Six Engines

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by Count Floyd, Apr 3, 2006.

  1. Count Floyd

    Count Floyd Guest

    I was going to order a set of points, condenser, rotor and cap/wires for
    my 241.5 c.i. 1940 Royal Six. However, Bernbaum wants the distributor
    #. Were these so specific to the cars? Also, has anyone had any
    experience with the waterproof ignition wires with the caps over the
    plugs so that water would not get down into the plug openings?
    Count Floyd, Apr 3, 2006
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  2. Count Floyd

    Ace Guest


    I would do my homework before proceeding. I am sure there is a web site
    that addresses this and I also think that Bernhaum would not want any
    numbers if none were needed. Your dealing with your 1940 Royal 6 on a
    continuing basis would certainly be cause enough to be up on things
    like this.

    If my old memory serves me correctly there might be some distributors
    that are/were taller then others.

    Also a google search might be in order.

    Bob AZ
    Ace, Apr 4, 2006
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  3. Chrysler sourced them from several vendors-Delco-Remy and Auto-Lite
    (later Prestolite) are two I can think of offhand.

    Not too sure why you're buying points, condenser, cap, rotor type stuff
    from Bernbaum. He's a reliable source, to be sure, but those parts can
    still be had at your local NAPA jobber in the Echlin line.
    Daniel J. Stern, Apr 4, 2006
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    Steve Guest

    True. There ARE a goodly number of Chrysler industrial flatheads still
    in daily service, and the fleet guys sure don't run to Bernbaum for
    ignition parts! (My place of work has a couple of Chrysler-powered
    Federal yard cranes out in the assembly areas).
    Steve, Apr 4, 2006
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    John Kunkel Guest

    According to the Hollander Interchange a 1940 Chrysler C25 Royal would have
    one of the following distributor numbers:
    IGS 4101B-1
    IGS 4107-1
    IGS 4107A-1
    John Kunkel, Apr 4, 2006
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