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Offline BillT

IAD-4008 question
« on: January 29, 2019, 06:53:16 PM »
The distributor on my L134 engine is not the correct one. I have picked up a IAD-4008 but it looks like there is no mechanism to adjust the timing. Is this normal? If normal how do adjust the timing?
I have included a pic showing one distributor with the adjusting plate and the one in question. I hope the pics come thru.
Thanks guys.
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Offline Rus Curtis

Re: IAD-4008 question
« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2019, 07:42:04 PM »
Bill,
I believe your 4008 should have a bracket around it that bolts to the block - then clamps down on the distributor to keep it in place.  There's an example here:

http://www.willysdistributors.com/id2.html

I suspect Harry Sheets may have one.
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Bantam T3-C

Offline BillT

Re: IAD-4008 question
« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2019, 07:52:29 PM »
Russ thank you for the information.
The distributor that is on my engine is the vacuum advance type, I have not actually seen a complete IAD-4008. Things make sense now.
'52 CJ3A, early M38A1, '70 Commando
25' travel trailer, Lance 855S truck camper
Love to camp

Offline aboyandhisdog

Re: IAD-4008 question
« Reply #3 on: January 30, 2019, 12:28:27 PM »
That one on the left looks just like my Omix electronic diz.  And as Rus says they do have different adjust brackets.
Tom


Offline BillT

Re: IAD-4008 question
« Reply #4 on: January 30, 2019, 05:11:04 PM »
The one on the left was included with the purchase of the Jeep. It has no numbers on it, it is a points type distributor. I�m not sure if it has ever been installed. Just eyeballing it looks like it may be a replacement for this engine.
'52 CJ3A, early M38A1, '70 Commando
25' travel trailer, Lance 855S truck camper
Love to camp

Offline 1955CJ-5

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Re: IAD-4008 question
« Reply #5 on: January 30, 2019, 09:48:36 PM »
Here is a picture of the one off my spare distributor.

It bolts to the block and then you loosen the pinch bolt to turn the distributor and set the timing.

If your jeep came with a box of "spares" this is what you are looking for.... ;)

Randy
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Offline Rus Curtis

Re: IAD-4008 question
« Reply #6 on: January 30, 2019, 10:21:50 PM »
Nice work Randy!

I was looking all over for an image of just the bracket.
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Offline BillT

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« Reply #7 on: January 31, 2019, 07:56:43 AM »
You guys are fantastic. Thanks Randy for the pic.

The spare engine that came with the jeep is a little odd. The thermostat housing is a two bolt, the engine mounts look a little weird, the oil fill tube is very short. The engine s/n is R3J158838. The R is the same type as the rest of the s/n, maybe it signifies replacement or rebuilt. I don't know. I do need to get some pics of it and find someone to id  it. Maybe an air compressor or welder engine.
What I was getting around to is that engine still has it's distributor on it. I will check it for the plate.
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Re: IAD-4008 question
« Reply #8 on: January 31, 2019, 10:04:05 AM »
Happy to help out!

Just "holler" if you need something else ;D
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Re: IAD-4008 question
« Reply #9 on: January 31, 2019, 10:08:34 AM »
Hi Bill,
RJ3 would suggest a later replacement block.  The head may be much earlier.  Can you post a photo of the head?
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Offline BillT

Re: IAD-4008 question
« Reply #10 on: January 31, 2019, 11:29:03 AM »
I will post a pic of the engine. I�m currently on a trip with my little Jeep and will return home the first of next week.
Thanks for the help guys.
'52 CJ3A, early M38A1, '70 Commando
25' travel trailer, Lance 855S truck camper
Love to camp