009 Distributor – The Skinny

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The Internet is a great place where you can justify just about any opinion by looking for like minded information. In the past I have written about the good experiences I have had with the Bosch 009 distributor. Many people believe it to be an inferior product that overall doesn’t perform well on VW street engines. With that in mind I came across a concise and to the point description over at the Kustom 1 Warehouse website. The key sentence is this, “009 distributors have more of an advance curve and will allow you car to reach top speeds faster.” The gas mileage may be bad, but there is a certain pep I feel when I run one on my ’73 bus. Arguably this is not a performance motor, but the effect seems to be similar. I have a 009 that I put a Pertronix ignition into last summer, can’t wait for spring to try it out.

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