In Reply to: Re: Ford posted by Caleb on February 16, 2023 at 18:34:41:
If you look at the parts manual and see how the magneto drive is made, it is obvious that it will not.
See page 53 in
The late 8N distributor does not have a lower housing. It is installed into the front timing cover which is a different part from the earlier front mount distributor timing cover. Cam shafts are different. Side mount cam has a helical gear on the end, mates with a helical gear on the end of the distributor shaft. Front mount has a slot on the end, mates with a tang on the distributor. Magneto drive has a tang on the end to mate with the slot on the cam. Has bevel gears to the shaft that goes up to a coupling that mates with the magneto.
With some fancy machine work and a bit of engineering it could be possible to cut down a side mount distributor and make an adapter that would work with a magneto, someone put a GM HEI distributor on a side mount (I think) 8N block.