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 Post subject: Distributor rebuild
PostPosted: Fri Jun 12, 2020 5:24 pm 
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I'm replacing the pickup coil in my distributor. 1967 Barracuda with Mopar electronic ignition that's been working well for 10 years, but now won't start. When I separated the pickup plate from the vacuum advance plate by removing the 3-legged spring, a flat bent leaf-spring looking item dropped out from between the 2 plates, rectangular, about 3/16" by 7/8". Is this normally found in this location? I don't see it in any distributor assembly diagrams.

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/6 '67 Barracuda convertible, electronic ignition, 4-OD, street cam, SBP KH discs, 3.55 SG 7.25" 1" t-bars. Bilstein.
340 '67 fastback, Doug Nash 5-speed.
1988 Toyota pickup work truck


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 Post subject: Re: Distributor rebuild
PostPosted: Fri Jun 12, 2020 9:06 pm 
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http://www.slantsix.org/articles/Distributor%20Rebuild/Dizzy%20Article%20IIa.htm


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 Post subject: Re: Distributor rebuild
PostPosted: Sat Jun 13, 2020 7:47 am 
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That's a terrific article, very detailed. Thanks, DI.
As I suspected, I don't see a flimsy leaf spring anywhere. I'm going to put it with the other assorted unnecessary parts to save forever.

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/6 '67 Barracuda convertible, electronic ignition, 4-OD, street cam, SBP KH discs, 3.55 SG 7.25" 1" t-bars. Bilstein.
340 '67 fastback, Doug Nash 5-speed.
1988 Toyota pickup work truck


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 Post subject: Re: Distributor rebuild
PostPosted: Sat Jun 13, 2020 10:16 am 
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Now that I know that metal bit shouldn't be there, it seems likely that it's a piece of a feeler gauge. I checked it with a caliper and it's 0.010". Strange.
The section of the article having to do with replacing the plastic drive gear was very helpful. I had to drill new holes for the roll pin.

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/6 '67 Barracuda convertible, electronic ignition, 4-OD, street cam, SBP KH discs, 3.55 SG 7.25" 1" t-bars. Bilstein.
340 '67 fastback, Doug Nash 5-speed.
1988 Toyota pickup work truck


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