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    hi,
    Just purchased a 1954 6cyl f100 - which doesn't seem to want to run very well around town.
    There is no suction on the vacuum advance.so i managed to source another one and now i have to fit it. Never fitted one before.Is it a big job? Is it a case of just taking off the old one and replacing it? Do i need more than a Swiss Army Knife?
    Anyone out there help a novice out?
    Also anyone else out there got the same ride as me -i'd be grateful for a chat!
    thanks! Nick

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    Should not be too bad to do.

    It is attached to the distributor by two screws, and the operating rod just slots through the base plate and is held in place by a small "R" clip.

    Disconnect the vacuum pipe, take out the two screws, remove the R clip, taking care not to lose it. Then push the operating rod down to clear the base plate, and remove the unit.

    Fitting is the reverse of the above, but you may have to help the rod into place, with a bit of bent wire. The tricky bit is holding the rod up in place while you get the R clip fitted.

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    This may seem silly but you do have plenty of suck from the pipe attached to the carb right?
    There's no replacement for displacement.

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    flathead ford,
    thanks for the advice - tackled the job today,but went to put the new one on that i had sourced and it is the wrong one. The angle of the fixing bracket goes the other way.Turning it upside down puts the fixing screw the wrong way up and the the end of the steel rod faces down.hey ho!!!
    Probably got the wrong dizzy on the truck knowing my luck and the letters/numbers on the steel plate on the dizzy have wore off. The joys of owning old rides!
    thanks again NJE

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