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Distributor

Jim Richardson

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When I was timing my recently rebuilt series D engine I noticed that the cam on the Distributor was 5 degrees out., the first cylinder was timed and the second was 5 degrees too late, I can adjust the error easily enough , but is there an easy way of removing te points cam without upsetting theoverall timing?
 

Big Sid

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Yes , the cam in the D Dist can be slid right out , it's two side pins enter the flyweight mechanism . Careful to get it back correctly . Note that the center screw holding the cam in position will screw out . Sid .


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Bill Thomas

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Hello Jim, make a mark on the top side of the cam befor you take it off, And don't turn the engine over untill you have put it back . Try and see where the pins go into swivels on the bob weights, It can be tricky, Maybe take a photo as soon as you take the cam off, to see how the springs go, Take the cam off slow, if the springs are broken the swivels can come off with the cam. Cheers Bill.
 

Big Sid

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A tiny but very important point . When you remove the two side screws look into the hole where it went and one of these will show metal at its bottom , the other not . The one that does is serving as the ground contact for the points so must be clean of oil or sealant to do this important task . Easily overlooked creating a problem , lack of a electrical ground . No go . Sid .


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