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1966 W108 250S Bosch Condenser

Looking for a replacement Bosch condenser, but I purchased one that had the wrong rubber connector. Refer to the photo: The one on the left has the original part number (1 237 330 280) and correct, black, rubber connector. The replacement (on the right) does not fit correctly against the shell of the distributor wall. It prevents the bracket from fitting directly against the distributor. Is the original style available?

My parts vendor says this is not even the correct style condenser for the 250S, but that's what I have. He originally sold me a condenser with a single, short, green wire, and no metal mounting bracket, saying that was correct for the W108 250S. In any event, that's not what is on my car. My 1967 250S parts car has a different configuration, so my car may use something similar to the W113 250SL, or similar.

Let me know if you know where to get the one with the connector as shown on the left of the photo.

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I also found that part on JBugs. They said that part was discontinued but replaced with something that looks identical.

Link to product: 02039 - VW Ignition Condenser, Bosch, Each, 02039

They said condenser 1 237 330 280 was discontinued and superseded by their part 02309 (Bosch 02 309). The long wire had a spade lug, so that will need to be changed to a ring lug to fit on the coil. The connector is gray, and it remains to be seen it it will fit.

I got the one on JBugs. I also see eBay has a few of the original Bosch "1 237 330 280" condensers, but went this route.

If the gray connector does not mate correctly with the notch in the bracket, I may come back to this thread to update it for posterity.

Thanks for the reply.
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