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1939 Ford/Mercury distributor and changing plug wires

I have a 39 Mercury with a stock 95 hp fladhead engine. I need to change plug wires and I have never opened up one of the distributors. Are there any problems with doing so or suggestions you could make?

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There were two different distributors used with these engines - one a big lump, for no better term and the original equipment on that car and the other and later version a smaller, pancake style - and they are often interchanged. The wires exit differently. But to answer your question, you should have no problem - though you do need to be careful as these are Bakelite and after many years, can be pretty brittle. If I can find my ancient Motors Manuals, I'll follow up with a scan of the page(s) - if not.......

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