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    Hello all, I am a new member. I have just purchased a Devon pick up in quite nice condition. It requires a bit of servicing before I can drive it.
    I have a couple of questions.
    I have an original Service Manual that says to set the points to open at tdc.
    I also see that On this club’s we site there is an extract from the Austin service manual stating that static timing is 8 degrees btdc.
    So which is correct?
    Can someone tell me if my engine is a Devon or Somerset type
    as I need to by a replacement distributor and need to know this information. Engine no. Is IG945426.
    My engine has a disposable oil filter that hangs off an alloy bracket rather than connected by pipes.
    Thanks, Mike


    Dave, thanks for replying. Since posting this question 2 weeks ago I have:-
    a) obtained the correct manual for my year and it makes more sense now.1954.
    b) Had my distributor rebuilt by the “Distributor Doctor”
    c) found out that I do indeed have a Somerset engine.
    d) bought some Champion N5C spark plugs which cross reference as equivalent to N8’s . Are these Ok?
    e) Also exchanged my carburetor for a refurbished one from the “carburetor Hospital”.
    f) today i bought a Somerset differential to replace the pick-up low ratio item.

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