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rlo
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 05, 2013 4:20 am    Post subject: 404 distributor continued saga Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Thanks for all the advice on previous post 2 weeks ago. Need some more! After changing cap, rotor, & wires I figured out I was still getting spark intermittently so I replaced points & condenser. Trying to do this step by step so as to limit parts changing and chances for screw up. Looks like I did anyway! In setting the point gap the shaft turned a few times and now the shaft has quit rotating when I turn the engne over. What"s my next step? I gather the gear is shot. So I guess I pull the whole distributor? What kind of challenge am I in for..considering I started out changing the cap because the coil nub was worn flat? Thank you all again.

(from prior post JK - I"m from Deerfield originally - Lansing area now.)
 
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 05, 2013 5:07 am    Post subject: Re: 404 distributor continued saga Reply to specific post Reply with quote

That was probably the problem right along.

You really don't have a choice regardless of how difficult it might be. You're going to have to pull the distributor. It's either that or junk the tractor...

The distributor is no big deal. Two bolts, one feed wire, four plug wires, and it's off.

Timing is your main concern for putting it back, but you can see the top of the #1 piston come up to TDC through the spark plug hole on a C-135, even if there is no pointer.
 
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 05, 2013 8:09 am    Post subject: Re: 404 distributor continued saga Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Befpre you pull the dist check the location of the rotor so when you reinstall you have the rotor pointing the same way it was when you pulled it.
 
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 05, 2013 11:50 am    Post subject: Re: 404 distributor continued saga Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Pin in gear may have been sheared originally, or maybe you replaced the screw holding stationary points with too long a screw. That has happened about a zillion times. It catch's mechanism below and zippo. Major problem.
 
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 05, 2013 12:31 pm    Post subject: Re: 404 distributor continued saga Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Pete nailed it used a 1/8 inch longer screw. I even thought about it & decided naw clearance wouldn"t be that small. So got a new pin for the gear & reinstalled everything. Found TDC I thought with finger over the hole, lined up rotor with #1 got spark at #1 immediately when I touched it off. So the problem is it turns over very hard...on top of no start. With cap off it rolls over fine. What does this mean? I double checked the wires / firing order. Learning as I go but very slowly!
 
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