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Old 09-29-2020, 05:56 AM   #21
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If they have to order it, ask what the freight charges will be; if high, see what they can do to reduce.
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Old 09-29-2020, 10:24 AM   #22
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I kind'a did the opposite of what Bob Bidonde did and didn't have to remove the clamp either. I cut a portion off the top of the clamp just enough so the ignition cable kind'a, sort'a "clips" into the clamp.


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Thanks again. Fastenal didnít have them in stock, but they ordered me a couple. They should be in on Thursday.


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Old 09-29-2020, 05:38 PM   #24
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If my cars had a clamp like Bob's I would just bend it up till I changed things out and then bend it back down.
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Old 09-30-2020, 05:48 PM   #25
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The cable is an anti-theft design, but I believe that thew clamp's purpose is to keep the cable from contacting the spark control rod.


Brent, I can change a distributor faster than you can change the points / condenser. You would also have to time the ignition. Changing the distributor does not require timing the ignition. Enough said. I rest my case!
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Or setting the gap.
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Old 10-01-2020, 07:54 PM   #27
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Thanks again. Fastenal didnít have them in stock, but they ordered me a couple. They should be in on Thursday.


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I think I got mine at Home Depot or Ace Hardware.
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If my cars had a clamp like Bob's I would just bend it up till I changed things out and then bend it back down.
That would work, except for the fact that the original clamp had both halves secured by the #8 head nut.
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Old 10-02-2020, 04:04 AM   #29
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The jam nuts came in. It fits like a champ. Thanks, Bob and Bruce, for posting.


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