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Wanted to buy vacuum advance

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Anyone have a vacuum advance that will fit a 56 buick century. 55 will also fit

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Best to spend the money on a rebuilt unit with new rubber. Any NOS or junkyard unit will be dry rotted from sitting so long. If you can find yourself a 57 and later distributor, they're only $15 over the counter.

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NOS ones will not always be dry rotted.  It all depends on storage.  Hot dry attic,  good chance it will be shot.  (easiest part to check in the world). Cold garage or basement,  it will be in the same new condition it was boxed in.  I have pulled rubber weatherstrip from the 30's out of packages that was like it was made yesterday.  it's all about storage. 

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You would want the NOS for judging. If you are going to drive it go for new rubber. Vacuum advances aren't a high reliability part under the best of conditions. A brand new advance can usually lasts about 5 years or maybe 60,000 miles. If you get more, chalk it up to good luck and smile.

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