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Re: TO-30 Distributor

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Stubbyie

07-30-2013 05:17:05
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Thanks for the responses thus far; they've been helpful.

However, I now understand my description of the problem was not clear. Please allow me to try again. I didn't think to take a photo and the machine isn't handy at the moment.

Looking at the distributor, all seems normal.

Unclip the cover and dust cover and look at the rotor and attempt a start and the rotor does not rotate.

Now, look more closely 'beneath' the bottom bowl-shaped housing of the distributor.

The distributor driveshaft has about 2-inches of exposed shaft visible. It looks like the hold-down clamp has come loose from the block and ridden up the distributor driveshaft, still clamped tightly to the shaft.

My guess---per original post I'm always slow to just start yanking parts off before I have an understanding of what's happening---is that the distributor driveshaft has 'risen up' away from the block, having elevated away from the engine internal mating gear.

No external engine damage is evident---just the 2-inches of exposed driveshaft, the clamp still tight but elevated, and a rotor not turning.

I hope this better explains what I'm seeing.

The replies thus far are sincerely appreciated. All insights and advice welcomed.

I'll continue the dialogue and add information as I dig deeper into this failure.

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Jason S.

07-30-2013 07:19:16
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 Re: TO-30 Distributor in reply to Stubbyie, 07-30-2013 05:17:05  
You might as well pull the timing cover and governor assembly off and check the thrust plate. Like Jerry said when the thrust plate wears it allows the camshaft to walk back and forth in the block which forces the distributor up out of the block because of how the distributor gear and the mating gear on the camshaft are cut.



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