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  • 55H Distributor Cap

    I'm not a four cylinder guy, so bare with me. I have a friend that's not internet savvy whose looking for a distributor cap for a 55H. Are these available or should I be looking on ebay to find one of these?

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    Re: 55H Distributor Cap

    Match it up to the magneto. Fairbanks Morse mags won't fit Kiekhaefer mags. Some early Kiekhaefer mag caps won't fit later ones, and so on. I don't believe anyone is currently making them, but they do turn up NOS on eBay and other sites.

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    • #3

      Re: 55H Distributor Cap

      We have a number of the various caps needed

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      • cpizze1
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        Thanks! I will see if I can get more info on the cap needed. I think he has a flip phone so getting a picture may be difficult.

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      Re: 55H Distributor Cap

      The model of the magneto is written on the side of the mag. The Fairbanks Morse only has one cap that was used. The KD will have a number on the side like KD-1 or KD-4. It can be read without removing the magneto

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        Re: 55H Distributor Cap

        I'm not a four cylinder guy, so bare with me. I have a friend that's not internet savvy whose looking for a distributor cap for a 55H. Are these available or should I be looking on ebay to find one of these?
        You can use any of the early model 4 cylinder distributor / Magneto's on the 55 h mark 30 and 55 models usually have a Fairbanks Magneto later model 400 Merck 558a engines use the kd4 kiekhaefer mag these are more readily available the Fairbanks mag is almost non-existent I have a few parts for them as I do not run them anymore I only use kiekhaefer Magneto's I suggest you look at local boat motor salvage yards you may be able to find some Magneto's that can be cleaned up and salvaged good luck with your search

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        • #6

          Re: 55H Distributor Cap

          I also have a fully balanced and blueprinted 55 h block crank and piston assembly for sale recently refurbished originally blueprinted by Rick Hannon needs bearing and caps carburetors I do have some parts that can go with balanced cut flywheel some carbs make stands was originally keeping it as a backup but I only run the 44 cubic inch Mark 58a or Mark 500 engines now feel free to contact me at 5:03 960 9472 if interested in 55 H Parts also have a couple of exhaust housings and clamps

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          • #7

            Re: 55H Distributor Cap

            cpizzi 1
            I have a bunch of FM & KD (1 thru 5) dist caps
            Send me your address & I will send you one
            Moxie sez it's on the house (shipping incl)
            I have about anything else merc 4cyl 1956 -1960 except elec start small taper flywheels
            squirrelboy & moxie
            522-P



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            • mike ross
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              I have a complete Mercury Mag I can sell you for 50 bucs.

            • bh/
              bh/ commented
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              G; "elec start small taper flywheels"; -are indeed a rare item , or so it seems. Obviously not many M30Es , and the 3rd year they went to large taper which explains the one u gave me . I almost bought another, but noticed the 2 port block/ big crank.
              ps; -need a M30 top, red, presentable so I don't have to rattle can one and buy decals for a 30H . I like barn fresh. Coming to Crystal Lake in SEP? bh/

          • #8

            Re: 55H Distributor Cap

            I will be in Dayton Ohio for the race this weekend and can bring it.
            mike ross

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            • #9

              Re: 55H Distributor Cap

              Thanks guys for the help! I've been out of town and for some reason my email doesn't seem to be working. Let me see if I can get a hold of my friend in need of the distributor cap.

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