Questions & Answers
Questions: i rebuilt my distributor a few months back. A rebuild kit from you. My number 2 wasn't firing unless i pushed the cap towards the fire wall. Changed all the points cap etc ran like a top. Ran good for a while then one day I drove it about a half a mile and right before I was about to park it it started falling on its face then shut off. Thought it was a fuel issue. Dirty filter. Changed it and the line because it was hard and brittle, still wont run. I rebuilt the carb 3 years ago and have not had one single issue since. I keep aviation gas in it. So i figured maybe it was time again but before i did that i checked the manifold gasket between carb and block decided to replace it. Thing fired right up. Ran for 5 minutes then died. I've not been able to get it to run since. I got a master rebuild kit for the carb still the same result. Checked the fuel pressure from the pump its 3lbs. It'll turn over 3 or 4 times and hit, fire whatever you want to call it but thats it. All it'll do. Tonight beings I know the carb is fresh and fresh new gas I decided to check timing for the 15th time. Got it on TDC took the cap off distributor was a little off. Lined it up as close to number one as i could and got a little more try out of the motor. It wouldn't just hit once then disengage the starter. I played around with it for a while but still couldn't get it to run more than a sec. I was gonna order a distributor thinking it must be a electrical problem beings thats the most action i've gotten out of it since this started. I've got fire at my points and plugs. Really good spark. Which makes me think otherwise, but its literally the only thing I haven't tried. Its a F head 134 motor by the way. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Ive been trying to get this thing running for 2 months now. I'm ready to shoot it with my shotgun lol.
Question By: Wayne Peaden on Feb 25 2021 12:49 AM
You may have some shaft wobble. Email email@example.com to help troubleshoot.
Answer By: Willys Jeep Tech on Feb 25 2021 5:34 AM
Questions: Will this distributor work on my 1950 F Head engine?
Question By: Charles McDonald on Dec 15 2020 2:14 PM
Yes, any 4-134 engine.
Answer By: Willys Jeep Parts Tech on Dec 15 2020 7:09 AM
Questions: This distributor should replace the IAY 4401 correct?
Question By: Thomas Zoblisien on Nov 24 2020 11:31 AM
Yes, that is correct.
Answer By: Willys Jeep Parts Tech on Nov 24 2020 5:36 AM
Questions: I am having a very strange problem with my 1946 cj2a 4-134. This has happened 3X and just happened again. it will start 2 -3 times and then will not start at all. I have tracked it down to the distributor Cap. I always have spark at the points. I replaced the coil and some wiring. Every time I replace the distributor Cap, it starts right up. I run it for 3-4 miles and it runs perfect. I then go to put in the garage and it will not start. The first time I replaced distributor it needed it. It was sitting for 4 years. The second time I had parts from the Cap in the bottom of distributor (distributer was a little different from original. the little tip at the top broke off). I just put in a third one which I know is the correct one. It ran perfect. I took it out a second time and was letting it idle and I noticed there was oil on the ground. The oil line from Filter was leaking. I tried to start it and it would not start. So I ordered a new line from you. I doubt the oil line is related to the starting issue, but at this point I am ready to throw in the towel. I am leaning towards getting an entire new distributor which it looks like u have in stock (this is a 6 volt). This issue feels like a country song. I am beside myself on this. I have owned this for 30 years and never had a problem like this. Any help will be appreciated. Thanks for your Time. Ed
Question By: Edward Nelson on Nov 21 2020 4:29 PM
I would consider replacing your condensor as well. I would also check your fuel pump as well.
Answer By: Willys Jeep Parts Tech on Nov 23 2020 5:49 AM
Questions: IS CAP,ROTOR AND POINTS FOR THIS DISTRIBUTOR THE SAME AS IN AN ORIGINAL AUTOLIGHT
Question By: DAVID WILSON on Oct 23 2020 8:10 PM
We can help you. Please email mike@Kaiserwillys.com and we can go from there.
Answer By: Willys Jeep Parts Tech on Oct 23 2020 2:03 PM
Questions: Looking down on the cap - Rotation direction?
Question By: Mike Phillips on May 14 2020 7:13 PM
They are a righty tighty lefty loosey like a normal gas cap.
Answer By: Willys Jeep Parts Tech on May 14 2020 1:28 PM
Questions: What's the correct rebuild kit for this distributor?
Question By: CARLOS on Jan 31 2020 10:26 PM
We build up a kit here. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call us toll free and we can get you fixed up.
Answer By: Willys Jeep Parts Tech on Feb 3 2020 6:43 AM
Questions: Hi, can you tell me the total weight of the starter motor Item #AA7004-12V ? Thank you very much I tried to ask the question on the starter motor page but there was no option to do that. thamk you
Question By: MILTON on Sep 23 2019 8:29 PM
AA7004-12V is approx 27 pounds
Answer By: Willys Jeep Parts Tech on Sep 23 2019 1:29 PM
Questions: Do you sell just the power stud for the distributor
Question By: STEVE JONES on Jul 25 2019 7:59 PM
Sorry, I dont have that available by itself.
Answer By: Willys Jeep Parts Tech on Jul 29 2019 5:49 AM
Questions: I have a 1946 cj2 with an Autolite IAD 4008 distributor. Are these centrifugal advance? Can't find any vacuum hookup
Question By: Dennis Butterfield on May 2 2019 5:09 PM
Yes, they are there is two springs under the plate.
Answer By: Willys Jeep Parts Tech on May 2 2019 10:41 AM
Questions: Mike, If I purchase this distributor should I also purchase the mounting hardware and bronze bushings ? Thanks Steve
Question By: Steve Phalen on Apr 27 2019 8:45 PM
Both are good to have if you can't reuse your old ones. Sometimes the old hardware is rusted out or missing and needs to be replaced. Thanks
Answer By: Willys Jeep Parts Tech on Apr 29 2019 4:40 AM
Questions: On my distributor, the bot is tight but I am still able to turn the distubator. Is there a fix or do I have to buy one of these?
Question By: Robert on Apr 9 2019 10:56 PM
There are 2 bolts. One to hold the distributor to the block and another to hold housing to bracket to allow adjustment. Make sure both are tight.
Answer By: Willys Jeep Parts Tech on Apr 10 2019 6:28 AM
Questions: Just installed new distributed assembly, the rotor points differently. Is that to be expected?
Question By: Jon Wadkins on Mar 2 2019 5:06 PM
Depends where your timing is at. Please email email@example.com or call us toll free. Ask for Mike M.
Answer By: Willys Jeep Parts Tech on Mar 4 2019 5:35 AM
Questions: Just received my new distributor for a 134f. I noticed that the original has an oil drip cap for oiling the bearing. The new one has a round dowel with a c clip on it. Can I assume that the new bearing is sealed? If so what is the purpose of that dowel? And, can I paint the distributor body?
Question By: Eric Eggertsen on Feb 28 2019 3:48 PM
They do it for looks pretty sure. The bearing is sealed in there.
Answer By: Willys Jeep Parts Tech on Feb 28 2019 9:02 AM
Questions: i am rebuilding 4-134 L motor, it was originally 6 volt, the jeep i am putting it back into is currently wired for 12 volts, will this distributor work , and it also had a 6 volt generator, i need to replace with an alternator, and starter that is 12 volt, can you suggest witch part# for those items i would need to purchase.Thanks Sammy
Question By: Sammy Barnett on Dec 30 2018 1:58 AM
The distributor should be fine, they work with 6 & 12 volt systems. You will need to replace generator with an alternator but for the starter I would need to know your old starter number. Give me a call at 888.648.4923 and i can fix you up. Thanks
Answer By: Willys Jeep Parts Tech on Dec 31 2018 8:58 AM
Questions: What model distributor is this? IAY, IAD? Thank you
Question By: Kurt on Dec 21 2018 1:13 AM
They are similar to a IAD but we have all the components to repair if you need them. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Answer By: Willys Jeep Parts Tech on Dec 21 2018 5:30 AM
Questions: Have a '51 3B. I can't get spark to the plugs. I have power through to the distributor but none leave. still running 6volts if it matters. Any suggestions?
Question By: Rob Hall on Oct 11 2018 5:01 PM
I would just confirm your point gap and condenser are still good. You can email email@example.com too to help.
Answer By: Willys Jeep Parts Tech on Oct 11 2018 10:20 AM
Questions: Hi, I have a '63 3B and recently had one of the clips that holds the cap on break. Would you sell one separately? -Thanks
Question By: Ben Wendlandt on Aug 26 2018 11:09 PM
We should have a spare. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to help out.
Answer By: Willys Jeep Parts Tech on Aug 27 2018 6:00 AM
Questions: I have a 1962 Willys Jeep f-head engine # 4J299165 Is this the right distributor for it? Thank you
Question By: Frank shaw on May 2 2018 10:01 PM
Yes, this fit the 4-134 F motor.
Answer By: Willys Jeep Parts Tech on May 3 2018 6:25 AM
Questions: Is there any literature and/or directions about how this distributor works and installation specifications? I like to know how this works, not just that "it works" ,,,
Question By: Sterling on Jan 1 2018 6:11 PM
Email mike@Kaiserwillys.com and i can email you over a instruction sheet direct. Thanks!
Answer By: Willys Jeep Parts Tech on Jan 2 2018 9:23 AM
Questions: This distributor fits my '51 Jeepster F-134. I plan to keep it 6-volt and this distributor is appropriate. I wanted to upgrade to the Solid State version but it is listed as 12-volt only. So, will this standard 6-volt version accept (easily) an after-market Solid State upgrade? If so do you offer that? thanks.
Question By: Richard McFarland on Dec 10 2017 4:23 AM
The only way to change to a solid state distributor is by changing the voltage of the vehicle to 12 volts. If the vehicle is staying at 6 volts, than this is correct distributor for your application.
Answer By: Willys Jeep Parts Tech on Dec 11 2017 6:03 AM
Questions: I want to install an electronic distributor on a 51 cj 3 with an external resistor. Do I connect the red wire to the terminal with the wire from the ignition and the other end of the resistor to the coil?
Question By: J D on Oct 2 2017 4:51 PM
https://www.kaiserwillys.com/downloads/923068.pdf See link for install instructions for electronic dist.
Answer By: Willys Jeep Parts Tech on Oct 2 2017 9:56 AM
Questions: What Cap and rotor fit this distributor? The one I ordered for my 46 cj2a does not fit. This looks like the distributor I have.
Question By: George Lamb on Jul 29 2017 11:23 PM
We have the parts you need for it on the shelf. Please call us toll free and we can provide. Thanks!
Answer By: Willys Jeep Parts Tech on Jul 31 2017 5:38 AM
Questions: Should there be an o-ring on the distributor shaft where it enters the block? Do you sell it?
Question By: Dallas on Jun 6 2017 2:56 AM
On the orignals there was one. But nobody sells them and they honestly didn't seal much. Your oil wont go that high.
Answer By: Willys Jeep Parts Tech on Jun 6 2017 5:55 AM
Questions: Hello Do you have distibutor assembly for a 1945 MB Willys but with electronic ignition unit ? Regards Laurent
Question By: Laurent on May 9 2017 9:00 AM
923068 is a solid state for your Willys MB in 12 volt.
Answer By: Willys Jeep Parts Tech on May 9 2017 5:57 AM
Questions: I have a 1970 CJ5 with a dauntless 225 odd fire, will this work? my points are bad and i cannot find a replacement,
Question By: dustin on Feb 9 2017 1:23 AM
This is for the 4-134 engine only.
Answer By: Willys Jeep Parts Tech on Feb 9 2017 5:37 AM
Questions: 1950 willys jeepster with 6 cylinder lightning engine. How do I loosen the distributor so I can rotate it to set the timing? Can't find any screw on the shaft etc. thanks
Question By: Joe stark on Nov 27 2016 11:21 PM
You should have a bracket at the base of the housing to loosen. It is slotted.
Answer By: Willys Jeep Parts Tech on Nov 28 2016 5:28 AM
Questions: I have a IAY-4401 with a pertonix kit installed. Do you know if that kit would transfer over to this distributor?
Question By: Brian on Nov 17 2016 8:54 PM
Sorry, I do not carry pertonix.
Answer By: Willys Jeep Parts Tech on Nov 18 2016 5:39 AM
Questions: If I buy your distributer 906725 what do I do with the vacuum line from the old distributer to the carb?
Question By: Thomas on Aug 19 2016 11:18 PM
It is not needed. It is a centrifugal advance.
Answer By: Willys Jeep Parts Tech on Aug 22 2016 6:02 AM
Questions: My current distributor has only one wire on the inside coming from the condenser and a outside grounding wire that goes to the block is this normal or should i have two wires in the photo? I ask because my motor will crank but not fire. I have fuel in the carburetor and all my wires from the plugs to the ingnition switch are good and tight. The coil is brand new as well. I am not sure what the issue is could this be it?
Question By: Stewart on Jul 14 2016 4:05 AM
Please call us toll free and we can help you trouble shoot this. Thanks!
Answer By: Willys Jeep parts tech on Jul 15 2016 2:01 PM
Questions: Hi , is this an AUTOLITE reproduction ?
Question By: Oscar on Jun 6 2016 3:47 PM
Autolite does not make these anymore. They are a centrifugal advance style distributor for your 4-134 Willys engine.
Answer By: Willys Tech on Jun 6 2016 10:47 AM
Questions: I have a 1946 cj2a willys that is hard to start. The motor has been rebuilt,to start I have turn disterutor to start and when it starts I have to turn it to get it to run smooth.is the disterutor worn out. Thanks
Question By: Fred on Feb 3 2015 12:00 AM
Sounds like your timing is just out of whack. I would retime the vehicle for sure. You shouldn't have to do that.
Answer By: Willys Tech on Feb 3 2015 12:00 AM
Questions: How do you get the distribter out
Question By: Anonymous on Jan 19 2015 12:00 AM
It is only held onto the block with 1 bolt. It pulls straight out then.
Answer By: Willys Tech on Jan 19 2015 12:00 AM
I had the same problem. I just tugged on the cap and body, and it came straight out. The gasket from the body to the engine block was holding it in. It was sticky. Pull straight out with a tug.
Answer By: Chip on Feb 9 2020 3:02 PM
Questions: Where do I find the number on a 1961 CJ 5 F head distrubutor?
Question By: Eddie on Nov 5 2014 12:00 AM
There will be a metal oval tag on the outside housing or a metal tag that is held on by the spring clip that holds the dist. cap.
Answer By: Willys Tech on Nov 5 2014 12:00 AM
Questions: Can this distributor also works on 24 volt, I have a coil from 24 volt,my distributor is just the same . It is a Jeep Willys CJ3A 1951, converted by the Belgium Army so it is NOT A M38.
Question By: eric on Jan 1 1970 12:00 AM
This is for 6 and 12 volts only.
Answer By: Willys Tech on Oct 29 2014 12:00 AM
Questions: please let me know the weight of complete unit
Question By: james on Oct 16 2014 12:00 AM
They are approx. 4 pounds.
Answer By: Willys Tech on Oct 20 2014 12:00 AM
Questions: My original Distributor cam has about 10 Thousands of wear in it, causing the point gap to go from 20 to 30 thousands. Is there a bearing or sleeve repair kit for this issue and bring the specs back to normal? This is a 45 MB with original engine.
Question By: Dave H on Jan 1 1970 12:00 AM
If the bearing in your old one is bad then your gonna wanna replace it for sure. The gap should stay a consistant .020.
Answer By: Willys Tech on Oct 14 2014 12:00 AM
Questions: Do these come with a dust cover?
Question By: Anonymous on Jun 28 2014 12:00 AM
These do not require a dust cover.
Answer By: Willys Tech on Jun 30 2014 12:00 AM
Questions: The tang sheared off the end of my distributor shaft. Do you sell just the shaft or will I need to purchase a complete distributor?
Question By: JohnB on Mar 30 2014 12:00 AM
Your distributor will need to be replaced. Your shaft is no longer good.
Answer By: Willys Tech on Mar 31 2014 12:00 AM
Questions: I have a 1949 Wagon with the F-134 and it is a 6 volt system. Your site says the application is for the 4-134 engine (6 or 12 volts). Is the distributor the same for both 6 and 12 volts or do I need to request one specifically for a 6 volt system? Thanks.
Question By: Dave on Mar 20 2014 12:00 AM
Yes they are the same. It works on both voltages.
Answer By: Willys Tech on Mar 24 2014 12:00 AM
Questions: I have a 1953 Willys pickup with the 4 cyl. F-head engine. Will the distributor (item 906725) work for this model. Thanks for any information.
Question By: Hans on Jun 13 2013 12:00 AM
Yes this is the correct one. Thanks!
Answer By: Willys Tech on Jun 13 2013 12:00 AM
Questions: I have a 1957 CJ5 that is 6 VDC. I want to convert it to 12 VDC, will I need to change out the Distributor ? I know the Ign Condenser Coil will have to be changed as well as the other major items to include lights.
Question By: Randy on Feb 21 2013 12:00 AM
No, distributors with points will work on either 6 or 12 volts typically.
Answer By: Willys Tech on Feb 21 2013 12:00 AM
Questions: Would the distributor tune up kit you sell item # IAD4008 work for this distributor, item #906725? Thank you.
Question By: Anonymous on Feb 1 2013 12:00 AM
The part number takes kit: IAY4401
Answer By: Willys Tech on Feb 4 2013 12:00 AM
Questions: Do you sell a coil with built in resistor ?
Question By: Anonymous on Jan 9 2013 12:00 AM
Yes they are part numbers: 933160 or 649712 depending if you want 6 or 12 volt.
Answer By: Willys Tech on Jan 10 2013 12:00 AM
Questions: im looking for the part number for the condenser for the auto lite distribter?
Question By: chris on Sep 18 2012 12:00 AM
It depends on your model Autolite. Please call us toll free.
Answer By: Willys Tech on Sep 19 2012 12:00 AM
Questions: The picture for the distributor shows a clamp to secure it to the engine. Does the distributor come with this hold down clamp?
Question By: John on Aug 15 2012 12:00 AM
Yes this will be complete ready for install.
Answer By: Willys Tech on Aug 15 2012 12:00 AM
Questions: Do I just plug the hole for the old vacuum line.
Question By: brad on Aug 1 2012 12:00 AM
Yes plug it.
Answer By: Willys Tech on Aug 2 2012 12:00 AM
Questions: DO YOU HAVE TO BUY A NEW VACUUM ADVANCE
Question By: RON on Jul 8 2012 12:00 AM
No this is complete for it. You dont need it. This is a centrifical advance.
Answer By: Willys Tech on Jul 9 2012 12:00 AM
Questions: Is there a difference between the F head and the L head distributor?
Question By: Anonymous on Jun 6 2012 12:00 AM
There is no difference in the distributor. Both engines take the same one.
Answer By: Willys Tech on Jun 6 2012 12:00 AM
Questions: Is there a specific coil that I should buy with the solid state distributor or should I keep using my current coil? I thought I read somewhere that there was a newer coil recommended for this distributor.
Question By: Anonymous on Apr 18 2012 12:00 AM
Your original one will work just fine or we have new coils too. Part number: 933160
Answer By: Willys Tech on Apr 19 2012 12:00 AM
Questions: I need a carb I do not know the year can you tell 8305015 250096 from these numbers
Question By: fred higgins on Apr 7 2012 12:00 AM
Please call us toll free. We can help you identify your vehicle for you.
Answer By: Willys Tech on Apr 9 2012 12:00 AM
Questions: I have a 1951 pickup, the vac.advance onthe outside of the distributor housing doesn't work . do you have in stock a replacement for F 134.
Question By: Bob Robertson on Mar 16 2012 12:00 AM
We do have just the vaccuum. Please call us toll free.
Answer By: Willys Tech on Mar 19 2012 12:00 AM
Questions: Ihave a 1945cj2a vin#10091like to know the solidstate Distributor will fit or not your list shows 46and up thank you
Question By: Anonymous on Jan 1 1970 12:00 AM
Yes as long as you have the 4-134 engine you are all set!
Answer By: Willys Tech on Mar 1 2012 12:00 AM
Questions: Does it work on a f head hurricane engine?
Question By: Marcos Garcia on Jan 8 2012 12:00 AM
Yes this is a plug and play distributor. It is ready to go for install. It bolts right in.
Answer By: Willys Tech on Jan 9 2012 12:00 AM
Questions: will this dist work on my 53 l head
Question By: Anonymous on Dec 27 2011 12:00 AM
Yes, it is the original type distributor that comes with the cap, condenser, points and the rotor.
Answer By: Willys Tech on Dec 29 2011 12:00 AM
Questions: I have a 1950 Mc38485 vin #. The distributor I have does not have the center hole in cap for coil? The distributor itself is elongated, not round? What do I need for replacement?
Question By: John Pope on Oct 7 2011 12:00 AM
Sounds like you have an M38 that is 24 volt. Please call me toll free. I should be able to help.
Answer By: Willys Tech on Oct 7 2011 12:00 AM
Questions: Where do you put the 90 weight at?
Question By: Luke on Mar 31 2011 12:00 AM
Its really not necessary. The bearing in there is self lubricated.
Answer By: Willys Tech on Mar 31 2011 12:00 AM
Questions: Do you also just sell the rotor as well?
Question By: Anonymous on Feb 6 2011 12:00 AM
Sure. Please call us toll free.
Answer By: Willys Tech on Feb 7 2011 12:00 AM
Questions: Is the gap already set on the points with this distributor, and what kind of oil should be used when you put oil in the little port..???
Question By: Steve on Jan 27 2011 12:00 AM
Yes, it is all set. I just use standard gear oil 90 weight.
Answer By: Willys Tech on Jan 28 2011 12:00 AM
Questions: Do you carry just the distributor cap?
Question By: Egon on Dec 9 2010 12:00 AM
Sure. Please call me toll free.
Answer By: Willys Tech on Dec 10 2010 12:00 AM
Questions: What is the point gap and dwell settings for this distributor?
Question By: Ronald Jones on Apr 27 2016 10:58 PM
It is .020 on the points. I'll have to check into the other.
Answer By: Willys Tech on May 2 2016 5:42 AM