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bosticjb 07-29-2020 06:37 PM

Distributor
 

I can rock my distributor back & forth in the block question is how much play should there be

Chuck Sea/Tac 07-29-2020 06:42 PM

Re: Distributor
 

There is a set screw and locking nut below the distributor near the top of the intake manifold. Set screw snug, then tighten jam nut.

bosticjb 07-29-2020 06:59 PM

Re: Distributor
 

Would this being loose create a viveration in the engine

chrs1961815 07-29-2020 09:17 PM

Re: Distributor
 

Possibly. It also isn't good for the bushings.

rocket1 07-30-2020 07:20 AM

Re: Distributor
 

Make sure the pin at the base of the distributor is firmly seated in the head.

Patrick L. 07-30-2020 12:20 PM

Re: Distributor
 

Like Rocket1 said, there is a locating pin.

john in illinois 07-30-2020 04:31 PM

Re: Distributor
 

Like Chuck said tighten the set screw snug,not tight and hold it with a screw driver so the lock nut does not tighten it further. Too tight an the distributor can get distorted and the bushing will . Seize. Brattons catalog has this information. a friend locked up his distributor.

Best to error on the loose side,the pin will hold it.

John

Big hammer 07-31-2020 01:05 AM

Re: Distributor
 

Quote:

Originally Posted by bosticjb (Post 1914457)
I can rock my distributor back & forth in the block question is how much play should there be

How much play? I recently rebuilt my distributor and NO play after the reinstall, I replaced the locating pin and cleaned some paint out of the head hole for the pin so it would go in.

The set screw should only keep the distributor down and not from turning IMO


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