distributor stuck!

Discussion in 'Ranchero Tech Help' started by Dan the ranchero man, Nov 9, 2020.

  1. pmrphil

    pmrphil In Maximum Overdrive GOLD MEMBER

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    Yup, I hear ya. :(
     
  2. Hillbilly

    Hillbilly In Maximum Overdrive

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    Sometimes simple things go sideways and just plain never give up insulting our intelligence. Had a stuck distributor in a big FE truck engine years ago that never gave up. I needed the top end for another engine build but had to source another intake because I couldn't get the distributor out. Almost reverted to melting it out with a torch but came back to sanity just in time. That sucker is still right there twenty years later.
     
  3. The Wrench

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    Hi Dan, you might be able to use one of these. It's a Distributor puller which attaches to a snap-on tools axle puller. The shaft of the puller screws into dizzy puller and you slide it under the bowl of the Distributor and kind of gently use the slide hammer on the axle puller to hopefully loosen the dizzy without damage to it. i have had this tool for many years and haven't broken a Dizzy yet, knock on wood. I don't know if it is still available from snap-on. The Wrench
     

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  4. handy_andy_cv64

    handy_andy_cv64 In Maximum Overdrive SILVER MEMBER

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    The shop I worked for at the turn of the Millennium had one, and his rule was that that was only to be used when you intended to break the dizzy. If it came out intact, great, but if not, you were planning for it, NBD.
     
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  5. Dan the ranchero man

    Dan the ranchero man MODERATOR Staff Member

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    I want to take a moment and thank everyone for all their help and suggestions. This has bee a beast of a issue. at the moment I will just keep soaking the thing in penetranting oil and hope it will loosen up. if not in springtime I will work on it again and see what can be done. Take care, Peace, Dan
     
  6. handy_andy_cv64

    handy_andy_cv64 In Maximum Overdrive SILVER MEMBER

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    I just saw this on a Ford thread on FB:

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    It fits on top of the rotor shaft; when you turn it in the correct direction, the meshed gears push the distributor body upward, busting it loose enough enough for removal.
     
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  7. Dan the ranchero man

    Dan the ranchero man MODERATOR Staff Member

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    That is pretty cool.
     
  8. handy_andy_cv64

    handy_andy_cv64 In Maximum Overdrive SILVER MEMBER

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    It's ingenious. So, any progress on your dizzy?
     
  9. Dan the ranchero man

    Dan the ranchero man MODERATOR Staff Member

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    No not right now. Car has been running pretty good and with the holidays just have not had much time. Still been soaking penetrating oil. Will try again in a couple of weeks.
     

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