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JOB
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PostPosted: Wed May 29, 2013 3:38 pm    Post subject: Distributor question Reply to specific post Reply with quote

To lube up the advance in a distributor I need to go
down the tube below the rotor and take out a outside
snap ring that has two pegs sticking up. Is there a
special tool for this. If so what is it called. Or
is there another method to remove that snap ring?

I am working on a mechanical advance distributor,
but would assume even a vacuum advance distributor
works the same way.
 
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PostPosted: Wed May 29, 2013 4:15 pm    Post subject: Re: Distributor question Reply to specific post Reply with quote


What is the make and model engine is it on?


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PostPosted: Wed May 29, 2013 4:23 pm    Post subject: Re: Distributor question Reply to specific post Reply with quote


What is the make and model engine is it on?


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PostPosted: Wed May 29, 2013 4:24 pm    Post subject: Re: Distributor question Reply to specific post Reply with quote


What is the make and model engine is it on?


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PostPosted: Wed May 29, 2013 7:52 pm    Post subject: Re: Distributor question Reply to specific post Reply with quote

BT,DT. Grab on of the little prongs with a skinny needle-nose and rotate and tug upward.
 
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PostPosted: Thu May 30, 2013 2:38 am    Post subject: Re: Distributor question Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Bob, that is what I did on that Ford industrial that you helped me on a couple of weeks ago. I came a hog's breath of losing that snap ring. I can do that again and be more careful. At that time I was afraid of distorting the snap ring and did not want to try and find a replacement.

I just thought there was a snap ring pliers with concave tips that had a special name.
 
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PostPosted: Thu May 30, 2013 2:44 am    Post subject: Re: Distributor question Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I thought most all distributors were built the same
way so tractors would have the same mechanical
advance. I might should have posted this on the
stationary engine forum, but do not know if the
tractor guys go there.
 
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PostPosted: Thu May 30, 2013 3:11 am    Post subject: Re: Distributor question Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Stuff a rag in the holes under the ring. Before you remove it. Sure saves a lot of time if you drop it.
 
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PostPosted: Thu May 30, 2013 1:45 pm    Post subject: Re: Distributor question Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Bob, The distributor is all apart cleaned up centrifugal advance all lubed up. Now I am trying to put the snap ring on the shaft. It is a 7/16 hole and 1 and a 1/4 inches down to where the snap ring goes on. Haven't had any luck so far but should get it.

Be nice to have a tool. I know if I did this for a living I would have a tool of some sort.
 
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PostPosted: Thu May 30, 2013 4:37 pm    Post subject: Re: Distributor question Reply to specific post Reply with quote

All done Bob, I am not sure there is room for a tool in that tube. When they assembled that distributor they used something besides scewdrivers and needle nose pliers. Thanks
 
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