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06-23-2014 14:36:28

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Anyway to test a 8N side mount distributor other then putting it in a motor. I got a backup dist at a swap meet. I dont want to take the ones out of my running Ns.

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06-23-2014 18:23:05

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 Re: Dist test in reply to WW2N, 06-23-2014 14:36:28  
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I would spin it slowly.
Not easy to measure accurately spinning it too fast.

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06-23-2014 17:22:10

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 Re: Dist test in reply to WW2N, 06-23-2014 14:36:28  
Thanks guys, I did put new pts cond the cap and rotor looked good. Ill chuck it in my 1/2 drill and spin it. LOL

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Ultradog MN

06-24-2014 12:02:02

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 Re: Dist test in reply to WW2N, 06-23-2014 17:22:10  
You don't need to spin it.
Turning it back and forth 1/4 turn would make it spark if you had the rotor pointed to the correct test plug wire.

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Ultradog MN

06-23-2014 15:59:24

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 Re: Dist test in reply to WW2N, 06-23-2014 14:36:28  
You could put put points, rotor and cap on it then rig up a coil, battery, wire and spark plug to test it. Just spin it by hand.
I don't know what the spec on bushing wear should be but that could be checked with a dial indicator or a guy can feel/see .005-.006 thou pretty easily.

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Bruce (VA)

06-23-2014 14:38:51

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 Re: Dist test in reply to WW2N, 06-23-2014 14:36:28  
You can test for continuity w/ a meter.

But it really needs to be in the tractor to check for bushing wear.

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