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PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2018 11:01 am 
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Would like to find a new style distributor hold down for my slant. The 2 piece job that has a hold down and ring.

Anyone want to get rid of one?

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 21, 2018 6:48 am 
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If you don't want to part with one, how about sending one for loan, so I can make a pattern?

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 21, 2018 8:04 am 
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Is that the long, flat piece that has a hole for the distributor and a hole for the hold down bolt? When I get my parts back from Howard I will look for you. I may have one. Didn't realize it was two pieces...

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 21, 2018 11:11 am 
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Here is a link to some pictures of the pieces.

https://www.forabodiesonly.com/mopar/th ... 1972130864

The hard part to come by or substitute is the tear drop shaped piece that bolts to the bottom of the distributor.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 21, 2018 11:20 am 
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They aren't really that difficult to make. I cobbled up some aluminum pieces (using the originals as a template) with a grinder, hole saw, and a file. I don't have a better pic with me at the moment. I only have the one set of OE pieces (from a 1979 Volare) and I am reluctant to loan them out.

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I agree that they make distributor adjustments much easier.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 21, 2018 12:12 pm 
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Hmmm... Mine don't look like that... :? :|

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 21, 2018 12:26 pm 
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Badvert65 wrote:
They aren't really that difficult to make (using the originals as a template).
I agree that they make distributor adjustments much easier.


I get that you don't want to loan the piece out..you think you can you make a fairly accurate tracing of the OE part on a piece of paper and mail it to me?

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 21, 2018 12:53 pm 
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You know, 'dusteridiot' might have some of those parts lying around. He is/was the /6 Distributor wisperer.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 21, 2018 5:17 pm 
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The hard part to come by or substitute is the tear drop shaped piece that bolts to the bottom of the distributor.


No they aren't... it's the claw that the junkyard pitches when they prep the truck at pick a part... I have like 30 of the teardrop rings, and none of
the claws to spare...

If you want the ring, PM me your address and I will send one, you just need to make a donation to the board in response.


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What is annoying is that the smallblock holddown claw looks virtually identical but it is just different enough to not work.

If somebody was willing to make up a mold and do a casting run, or do a CAD mockup and CNC run, I think I actually have a late style holddown I would lend to the effort (so long as I got it back). However, if it is simple enough to whittle out of a chunk of aluminium, I like shiny lightweight parts better.


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 21, 2018 6:33 pm 
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I have a claw I could loan out, but if you wanted it to work on earlier blocks, it would need to be re-engineered a bit. I made a claw out of a modified big block distributor clamp. It was the closest thing I could find (ready made), but it still wasn't really a good fit. I ended up making something from a piece of aluminum angle. It doesn't look like a hard part to make, it is 'similar' to a lot of others but the slant six dimensions are just enough different that no others will directly work.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 21, 2018 6:41 pm 
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If someone wants tracings, or a for-real part to copy, I have a set of the original parts. But I would for sure need them back, they are going in my build for the Valiant.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 22, 2018 6:24 am 
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This is the 'claw' from my 79 Volare. Not much to them, but the dimensions are unique to the slant block. I haven't found any ready made claws (for other engines) that will work in its place.

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 22, 2018 4:59 pm 
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I will happily loan out my pieces to any CNC guy who thinks he could make this out of aluminum.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 22, 2018 6:42 pm 
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DusterIdiot wrote:
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The hard part to come by or substitute is the tear drop shaped piece that bolts to the bottom of the distributor.


No they aren't... it's the claw that the junkyard pitches when they prep the truck at pick a part... I have like 30 of the teardrop rings, and none of
the claws to spare...

If you want the ring, PM me your address and I will send one, you just need to make a donation to the board in response.


I can't find either one around here.

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