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Re: electronic ignition

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10-29-2012 17:32:29

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"Distributor cap contacts look rough, particularly
the one for #4. It also apparently moves up and
down a quarter of an inch because the wear on all
the is about that long.
the cap and rotor are fairly new. I"d say much
less than 100 hours on them"

I don't know what u mean by "contacts look rough". If that means buring or as if it was ground on with a file.
If as ground on with a file and not burned then cheque the rotor button. My recently acquired TE-20 has what appears to be a new cap and rotor. BUT the rotor contact is way too long and hitting the contacts in the cap. I filed the rotor buttom contact down about 1/8". It was way too long and i am amazed it did not break the rotor or the cap but it didn't. The shaft in my distributor is probably worn .005 or more. But it starts just fine and runs what little bit i have ran it just back and forth to garage.

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Al Clark

10-29-2012 18:22:40

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 Re: electronic ignition in reply to PackardV8, 10-29-2012 17:32:29  
Thanks V8, I'll check the rotor and cap again.. I think I have to use e ignition now because of the uneven dist lobe. Can't time that right. One thing I havent mentioned is the ring that holds the mags for the e ignition is to big for the dist lobes, or rather the lobes are too worn for it. The last time I put it on I twisted it Maybe almost 90 degrees so that it would stick. Maybe twisted so much the rotor can't connect with #4 contact. I'll try to use some kind of shims to make that fit better

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