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Postby jswagger » 25 Feb 2020, 11:17

Hi,

I'm trying to set up my timing and have a question.

When the engine is turned over, the arm doesn't spin round, even though it's fully seated in place? It seems to have done it since I tried to move the dizzy body, have I moved something out of place.

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Re: Rotor Arms

Postby davidoft1 » 25 Feb 2020, 11:28

The distributor had lifted and no longer engaged in
The distributor drive, you need to push the distributor down and turn the rotor arm until you feel the drive engage , then tap it a little more down to ensure it’s fully seated
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Re: Rotor Arms

Postby jswagger » 25 Feb 2020, 11:54

cheers, will take a look.
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Re: Rotor Arms

Postby Mr Bean » 25 Feb 2020, 19:12

I seem to remember a warning about lifting the distributor and a bush/gear/worm or something getting misplaced.
I don't mean to put an unnecessary downer on it but anyone know what I am talking about?
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Re: Rotor Arms

Postby davidoft1 » 25 Feb 2020, 20:12

Mr Bean wrote:I seem to remember a warning about lifting the distributor and a bush/gear/worm or something getting misplaced.
I don't mean to put an unnecessary downer on it but anyone know what I am talking about?


Yes but that can only happen with the distributor fully removed and the engine turned a few times
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Re: Rotor Arms

Postby jswagger » 25 Feb 2020, 21:11

Cheers.

The engine hasn't been turned over without the distributor being in place so hopefully nothing too bad has happened.
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Re: Rotor Arms

Postby jswagger » 11 Mar 2020, 17:33

Hi,

With the improved weather, I'm going to have a look at fixing the engine.

Hopefully, I've not inadvertently turned the engine over with the distributor in the wrong position, If I have done that can you get the distributor back in the correct place?
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