Fomoco vacuum advance unit.

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Fomoco vacuum advance unit.

Post by b.c.flat hat » Wed Mar 27, 2013 11:17 am

How do, chaps.
Vacuum advance units for Ford distributors are now 35 years or older and the rubber diaphragms are failing.
Probably costing no more than a few pence when new, there must be hundreds out there on your cars.
Is there sufficient reason for investigating whether they can be repaired and by whom?
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Re: Fomoco vacuum advance unit.

Post by MikeT » Wed Mar 27, 2013 1:29 pm

Hi Brian - I've researched these too, as I'm pretty sure mine isn't working as it should.

As I think you've found, the only option at the moment is to convert to a Bosh unit - which I'm keen to avoid, as I've bought a Fomoco electronic ignition.

I'm definitely interested if there's a chance of getting one repaired / replaced.



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