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Re: 1949 (Front Mount) 8N Distributor Challenges - Maybe?

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02-09-2013 17:40:11

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I see no way for that bushing to escape, unless it fell out when you removed the distributor.

The bushing in the picture looks like it is out of round, as if there is play there.

I would think with those cracks, as it warms there would be play.

I can't say for sure if that's your problem, but if it were me I would replace that housing.

Forum members Jim.UT or John Smith might have a good used one.

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02-09-2013 19:29:35

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 Re: 1949 (Front Mount) 8N Distributor Challenges - Maybe? in reply to Royse, 02-09-2013 17:40:11  
Thank you. I am thinking it is replacement time as well regardless....just wondering if that is going to solve the inconsistent no spark issue.

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02-09-2013 20:49:01

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 Re: 1949 (Front Mount) 8N Distributor Challenges - Maybe? in reply to Anvilheadtexas, 02-09-2013 19:29:35  
Check the ignition switch. They are famous for being intermittent. If the ammeter works it will tell you if the switch is not making contact if everything else is working OK. Or, jumper the switch next time the spark disappears.

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02-09-2013 21:22:40

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 Re: 1949 (Front Mount) 8N Distributor Challenges - Maybe? in reply to Bill Rowles, 02-09-2013 20:49:01  
Good point, I tend to go for the distributor, but I did check the point where the wire connects to the coil and I had electricity up to that point?

I ran out of time, but now with the gas drained and the hood off....I can easily replace the distributor and run diagnostics.

I wil do that this week.

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