Tom Bowman said: (quoted from post at 15:04:14 01/19/14) As currently installed on my TO-20, the oil plug (and the Delco-Remy label) are facing toward the engine block, making access to the oil plug almost impossible.
Can the distributor body be rotated 180 degrees so I can get to the oil plug? What else would need to be changed?
Tom, you'll need to "rotate" the wires on the distributor cap after you rotate the distributor body and make a longer wire from the - coil post to the distributor. Of course, you'll need to check the timing again.
My guess is that the distributor was originally mounted the way it's on your tractor. The manual says that the oil in the distributor is good for 1500 hours, so it's not something that's done very often.
You could remove the distributor cap and points wire, loosen the clamp, rotate the distributor around to get to the screw and check the oil, then rotate the distributor back to it's original position. If you used a scribe to mark the original position of the distributor, then you wouldn't even have to check the timing.
This post was edited by Ark68SS at 20:44:09 01/20/14.
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