Re: 49 distributor SNAFU

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Posted by Bruce (VA) on October 23, 2017 at 21:34:06 [URL] [DELETE] :

In Reply to: 49 distributor SNAFU posted by 49er swGA on October 23, 2017 at 20:46:12:

Congratulations. We all have to whiz on the electric fence every so often to learn a lesson.

Get a used plate and rebuild it if it needs it. These guys should be able to help you w/ used parts:


John Smith smith8N@att.net


Rod Mondor at Forest Lake Tractor fltractor@peoplepc.com or 651 464
4628


Ken at Long Lane Tractor lltractor@embarqmail.com or 717-367-8610

There are three ways to replace the bushings in a front distributor:

1. Buy new bushings (part numbers 9N12120 front & 18-12132 rear). Press out the old ones, press in the new ones and ream to fit. CAUTION: do not try this unless you have a press & know how to use it. If you break the base, a new one costs $130. If you bend the tower which holds the front bushing, a new plate will cost you $30. Resist the temptation to buy a new plate; most are pot metal and the threads will wallow out about the third time you change the points.

2. Take the new bushings and distributor to your local machine shop.

3. Send the distributor out for bushing replacement if you do not have a local machine shop



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