Trying to identify this late 50s Chrysler distributor...

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  1. odcics2

    odcics2 Well-Known Member

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    Found it in the garage, digging around the other day, looking for something else!
    Cast iron dual point, vac advance, part number is 1779936. NOT a Prestolite, but Autolite!

    Any ideas of the application? What engine?

    Thanks.
     
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    Big_John Illegitimi non carborundum FCBO Gold Member

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    1957?
     
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    Davea Lux Old Man with a Hat FCBO Gold Member

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    There were dual point distributors offered for 392 hemi, 350 and 361 big block, 383, 413, and other older hemi engines. Quite a few to choose from. Dual points were mostly used on engines in the high performance area with dual carbs. I no longer have a distributor book that goes back that far. The one I have goes back to 1958 and judging by the dist number, yours is older than that. I am thinking a mid '50's hemi.

    Dave
     
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    That part number doesn't appear in the 55 thru 58 parts manual. What is the Autolite number on the tag?
     
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    halifaxhops Senior Member FCBO Gold Member

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    Probably a solar spark, have the IB?/ IAG? number prob have it in a book to help you and a pic also.
     
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    odcics2 Well-Known Member

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    Yes, it's a "Solar Spark"
    IBS-4005

    Any help appreciated, guys.

    Here's a few pics from a similar looking dist. off ebay. Mine has the same red-silver tag. Same vac advance and side oiler.
    s-l160 0.jpg s-l1600.jpg
     
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    This one is a 56 Plymouth P-27 and Dodge D55-1 & D-55-2
     
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    odcics2 Well-Known Member

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    What's it worth? (Need $$ for my car resto)
    Spins freely, has surface rust on the housing.
    I can post pics tomorrow.
     
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    odcics2 Well-Known Member

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    So, being a dual point, is it for a dual quad engine?
    What size?

    Here's a few pics.
    1779936 mopar distributor.JPG 1779936 dual point mopar distributor.JPG 1779936 mopar distributor made by aurolite.JPG
     
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  12. halifaxhops

    halifaxhops Senior Member FCBO Gold Member

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    He nailed it small block
     
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    odcics2 Well-Known Member

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    Value? What c.i. engines?
    As you can see, I know NOTHING about MoPars before I was born!
    Plan to put on the local craigslist at a fair price.

    THANKS!
     
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    Best thing is to e bay the D500 distributor....worth lots to the right guy. The standard 57 Dodge performance engine was the 325 poly with a 4 bbl. The dual quad was a 325 Hemi...pretty rare. Craigslist would be a waste of time.....try the Forward Look website.
     
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    halifaxhops Senior Member FCBO Gold Member

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    I would put it on there for 75 and see what happens I ask 175 for them rebuilt and parts suck to find. Forward look guys have their parts from my expieriances with them.
     
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    halifaxhops Senior Member FCBO Gold Member

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    Looking at it to rebuild at a minimum two inside leads, a new advance plate grounding strap, points/cond and you never know if you can free up the advance plate ball bearings so that gives you a idea of the condition.
     
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    I would think $100 or less is a gift for a 57 D500 Hemi. Fair would be $200 to $250, bend over would be $400 to $500. Second gen 426 Hemi dual point cores are running $400 to $500. I would buy dual point cores all day long for $75 !
     
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    odcics2 Well-Known Member

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    But what is mine worth? (Chrysler #1779936)
    Is it for a D-500?
     
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    IBS 4005 does appear in my Autolite parts catalog dated 1960

    1957 D500


    that is the ONLY application shown for it

    001_21.jpg

    I have MOPAR parts books from 1929 to 2012 car/truck
    and Autolite plus other vendor books that include Mopar parts
    plus superseded # Mopar part books for cross reference. About 500 pounds
    of part books....a small nightmare indeed!
     
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