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Bill in Mo    Posted 04-11-2019 at 15:58:02 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Well, got the old gal running today. The timing was off 180. Runs like a brand new one, Thanks for all the help and ideas.

    Tim Daley(MI)    Posted 04-13-2019 at 07:49:25 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • We still don't know what system you are working with? I looked at your initial post and saw nothing to tell us if it is a front mount or an angle mount distributor, if it is a 6V/POS GRN system or a 12V/NEG GRN system. By your comment, "...It was not in the grove and when I tightened the dist down it would push the plate in the dist forward. Even had the ring in place. Just glad that I didn't crack or break the dist it's self...". I am thinking it is a front mount distributor based on that statement and that you said "it is 180 off". If the offset tang on the front mount distributor isn't set correctly on the engine mounting surface, yeah, it's 180 off but it will not bolt down flush and you will crack the distributor base the first time you try and fire it up, trust me. So perhaps this time, after removing it and rebuilding/tuning it up it you got it installed correctly??? I still fail to see how the base didn't get busted before -it would have to be very loosely mounted and then only with some luck.

    Tim Daley(MI)

    Bill in Mo    Posted 04-13-2019 at 14:54:14 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • You can check the original post dated 3/29. Thanks

    Bill in Mo    Posted 04-13-2019 at 14:50:46 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • I guess that when I tightened the distributor down I didn't have the ring all the way into place and it pushed the plate forward not cracking or busting anything.

    Bruce(OR)    Posted 04-12-2019 at 08:36:26 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • You pulled the dist for a tune up?

    Bill in Mo    Posted 04-12-2019 at 08:56:52 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Yes I did, It hadn't been tuned up in years and started running rough, what I get for being in a hurry in the middle of a muddy barn lot!

    JMOR    Posted 04-12-2019 at 06:48:25 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Curious, because you can't be "180 out" on only half the cylinders....the way I see it if you are "180 out",then all cylinders are sparking on the exhaust stroke.

    Bill in Mo    Posted 04-12-2019 at 09:00:53 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Guess maybe the wrong term. It was not in the grove and when I tightened the dist down it would push the plate in the dist forward. Even had the ring in place. Just glad that I did,'t crack or break the dist it's self.

    JMOR    Posted 04-12-2019 at 09:08:22 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • But it was running on two cylinders? I still do not understand?

    Bill in Mo    Posted 04-12-2019 at 09:17:59 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • I don't either, from the look of the plugs when I pulled them it looked like it was firing on #1 and 2. 3 and 4 had gas on them. Maybe I'm explaining it wrong,(won't be the first time)

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