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PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2019 2:31 am    Post subject: 8n tune up dilemma Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Hello, While giving the 8n a tune up, the copper strap in the distributor finally broke off. Question is, can that be repaired/replaced, or is there an insulator that isolates it from the condenser? Thanks, Dave
 
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2019 2:52 am    Post subject: Re: 8n tune up dilemma Reply to specific post Reply with quote

DPM NY wrote:
(quoted from post at 03:31:40 04/15/19) Hello, While giving the 8n a tune up, the copper strap in the distributor finally broke off. Question is, can that be repaired/replaced, or is there an insulator that isolates it from the condenser? Thanks, Dave


Couple ways to fix that. Easy one is to use solid copper wire. Or you can use the copper strip from an old set of points to make a new one, hard part is putting a hole in both ends.


 
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2019 3:15 am    Post subject: Re: 8n tune up dilemma Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Thanks for the reply, Nicely done. I can fashion something like that, but will need to insulate it from the plate. The reason I ask is it looks like there is nothing to isolate the copper strip and the condenser wire from the body of the distributor plate. Thanks again, Dave
 
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2019 4:34 am    Post subject: Re: 8n tune up dilemma Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I always use a piece of strap from the old points I took out.
 
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2019 6:50 am    Post subject: Re: 8n tune up dilemma Reply to specific post Reply with quote

DPM NY wrote:
(quoted from post at 04:15:07 04/15/19) Thanks for the reply, Nicely done. I can fashion something like that, but will need to insulate it from the plate. The reason I ask is it looks like there is nothing to isolate the copper strip and the condenser wire from the body of the distributor plate. Thanks again, Dave


You can get those little 1/4" square white plastic insulators I used from NAPA.
 
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2019 8:52 am    Post subject: Re: 8n tune up dilemma Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Available from DC (cannot post name here).

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2019 3:56 pm    Post subject: Re: 8n tune up dilemma Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I?ve used copper wire too..
 
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2019 5:24 pm    Post subject: Re: 8n tune up dilemma Reply to specific post Reply with quote

DPM NY wrote:
(quoted from post at 11:31:40 04/15/19) Hello, While giving the 8n a tune up, the copper strap in the distributor finally broke off. Question is, can that be repaired/replaced, or is there an insulator that isolates it from the condenser? Thanks, Dave

Not sure how the thing was running and not grounding out.
 
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