Kuhltek VW Distributor - Vintage Cast Iron Mechanical Advance
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The Vintage Cast Iron Distributor will advance out 18 to 20 degrees typically. We recommend setting the timing fully advanced, not static.
When used in Type 3 applications a Bosch 02086 condenser may be needed as it has a longer wire.
Unless you have a tachometer (gauge), the distributor should be the only item connected to the negative (“1” or “-“) side of the ignition coil.
Distributor with Points
If your distributor only has one (most commonly green) wire, it has points and a condenser. Connect the wire from the condenser to the negative side of the coil.
Distributor with Electronic Ignition
If your distributor only has two wires (most commonly a black and a red wire) it has an electronic ignition. Connect the black wire from the electronic ignition to the negative side of the coil. The red wire from the electronic ignition will connect to the positive side (“15” or “+“) of the coil. Most importantly - the coil will have other black wires on the positive side which are “key hot” wires. It may look odd, but hooking up the black wire from the electronic ignition with the other black wires on the positive side of the coil will fry the electronic points.
(Note, the negative connection on the coil should never be connected to ground. Doing so will ground out the coil and it will not operate.)