New Bodge of the week?

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New Bodge of the week?

Post by tyang » Tue Mar 19, 2013 3:12 pm

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I was working on a new 330 to our shop this week and found the adjustment slot on one of the distributors elongated. Did someone in the past not know when you run out of room to adjust the timing, the more adjustment can be found in the foot of the distributor, and also by re-indexing the angle drive? I think someone butchered a perfectly good distributor.
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Look how much more material there is at the edge of the slot. A shame.

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Re: New Bodge of the week?

Post by LinuxLotusJagNut » Wed Aug 07, 2013 2:36 am

Tom:
Can you explain a little more about what you mean exactly by "more adjustment can be found in the foot of the distributor" ?
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Re: New Bodge of the week?

Post by carello » Wed Aug 07, 2013 9:53 am

Tom, this would be all three slots? on an S85A? Yikes!

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Re: New Bodge of the week?

Post by tyang » Thu Aug 08, 2013 7:33 am

LinuxLotusJagNut wrote:Tom:
Can you explain a little more about what you mean exactly by "more adjustment can be found in the foot of the distributor" ?
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Hi Steve,

Let's say for example there is 10 degrees of adjustment when you turn the distributor when you loosen the nuts that holds it down. If you try to set timing, and you run out of adjustment because you can't turn the distributor anymore, the correct fix is to pull the right angle drive out of the back of the engine and re-index the splined drive my one tooth in the direction of adjustment. This is a long process of marking the parts, and unbolting some pieces. Whoever worked on this distributor must not have know how to do this, and simply elongated all three adjustment slots. I don't think they were taking a short cut, because cutting out all that material would have taken longer than reindexing the angle drive.

I hope this makes sense.

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Re: New Bodge of the week?

Post by LinuxLotusJagNut » Thu Aug 08, 2013 10:38 am

Yes, that makes sense. Thanks

Do you know if there are there any photos available anywhere showing a disassembled view of one of these angle drive assemblies?
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