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Hi everyone. I need some help. Can anyone tell me if this distributor is an original unit that was restored or a reproduction? A friend said the O was incorrect should be more oval. I thought stamping varied. Here are some photos. Thanks everyone!
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That is nice looking unit.
I was into distributors recently and found that Ford used both C8DF and C8OF prefixes, and the D's and Zeros are definitely hard to read and i think they may even have differed in apperance a bit depending who made the part or when it was made.. D's look like C's and Zeros don't. I dont think a "zero" is used in this 4 position prefix. I was involved with learning about dists for a 68 302 problem I was dealing with. In section 9 page 38 of the 68 shop manual I found stuff that helped me understand this mess. The O-ring seal on the one you have is not what I have on my old distributors. The ones I have use a plain 1.5 inch or so O-ring lke you might get at ACE hardware.
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Looks like a complete restamp to me. I hope it was not expensive.
 

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Here's a real stamping.
 
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