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PostPosted: Sat Jan 09, 2021 6:06 am    Post subject: 1950 8N Side mount distributor question Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I was having some issues with rotors busting in my distributor, after 3 of them I noticed that the top half of my distributor seems really loose and spins freely, is that normal? If not, is there some adjustment to make or is the distributor shot? As far as I can tell it is the original distributor so it might stand to reason that after 70 years it might be worn out.
 
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 09, 2021 6:34 am    Post subject: Re: 1950 8N Side mount distributor question Reply to specific post Reply with quote

CVPost-Tebernok wrote:
(quoted from post at 10:06:33 01/09/21) I was having some issues with rotors busting in my distributor, after 3 of them I noticed that the top half of my distributor seems really loose and spins freely, is that normal? If not, is there some adjustment to make or is the distributor shot? As far as I can tell it is the original distributor so it might stand to reason that after 70 years it might be worn out.
What is the "top half of distributor" to you?
 
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 09, 2021 6:49 am    Post subject: Re: 1950 8N Side mount distributor question Reply to specific post Reply with quote

If the distributor cap is on i can spin it
by hand with the spring clamps on.
 
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 09, 2021 7:36 am    Post subject: Re: 1950 8N Side mount distributor question Reply to specific post Reply with quote

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(quoted from post at 10:49:28 01/09/21) If the distributor cap is on i can spin it
by hand with the spring clamps on.
check the tab and notch on cap and distributor base.
 
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 09, 2021 8:39 am    Post subject: Re: 1950 8N Side mount distributor question Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Sounds like your buying caps made in the land of almost right so try a better brand of cap
 
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 10, 2021 7:28 am    Post subject: Re: 1950 8N Side mount distributor question Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Looking at the parts page, there are 2 different caps, something about a Tisco replacement distributor, which you probably don't have.

But there is also supposed to be a dust cover under the cap. If it is missing, the cap will sit too low and not lock the tab properly.
Dust Cap

 
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2021 5:06 am    Post subject: Re: 1950 8N Side mount distributor question Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Can you suggest a brand?
 
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2021 7:28 am    Post subject: Re: 1950 8N Side mount distributor question Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Most any that NAPA or O'Reilly's have
 
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