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Old 02-06-2021, 05:09 PM
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Having garage cleanout last few weeks
Came across these older chevy Kiekhaefer marine distributors/magneto's
cant find too much information about them ?
Can anyone fill me in?





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anyone have any idea on what these distributors are?
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Old 02-09-2021, 05:27 PM
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Do they spin easy? if they do they are not mags. I can try to send picture to someone that may know
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they appear to be locked up
although I haven't opened them up to have a look
will have a look in next few days and see whether I can locate a part number
juts thought someone may recognise the shape, etc
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Sure looks like a magneto set up to me.
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Originally Posted by brett fiddes View Post
they appear to be locked up
although I haven't opened them up to have a look
will have a look in next few days and see whether I can locate a part number
juts thought someone may recognise the shape, etc
The part number wont work anywhere its very old.
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Sure looks like a magneto set up to me.
I agree but not sure if its a fancy cap.
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One is revers rotation if its a magneto it will be a problem to convert.
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Old 02-10-2021, 06:49 AM
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the wires on the base look like a very early thunderbolt its to small to be a magneto
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Old Kiekhaefer early Thunderbolt for sure

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