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    Posted: 08 Nov. 2019 at 3:45pm
The po installed a Prestolite vacuum distributor on my L34 engine. The vacuum line has not been connected and I would like to hook it up. The carbs throttle body has the correct port for connecting the 1/16” line to the distributor But I have no idea what type of fitting I need. I know the distributors connection is 3/8 - 24.  Could someone provide a material list and/or a picture of the connections? 
Thanks for any help. Bill




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Just make the fitting at the distributor a barb and use a piece of vacuum tubing. And depending on your engine that distributor might be stock. The DJ engines had Vac advance and were made up through 65. 134L's
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The port in the carb is 1/8” NPT (pipe thread) so get a 1/8” NPT x 1/16” hose barb and do as mark suggested, use vacume hose to the dist.

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Ok, I had thought about the barbed fittings but I was afraid the heat would destroy the line. But this is only a temp rigging.

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