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  • Distributor mod

    OK
    We got tired of are Distributors swinging when it moved from the no. 3 to the no 2 bin so we took a look at it
    yes i know ever ones going to say safetylink our spring
    but what i found out is that you don't need a spring for the safety link it don't even have to move

    any way what we did was took an 8" i bolt and put it where the spring was
    now when are Distributors move from one position to the other it stops no swing what so ever
    i am going to post a picture so you can see what i am talking about even the no. 4 position is better

    TIM

  • #2
    Re: Distributor mod

    Tim, sorry, I calmed down after some sleep and erased it.
    Ed


    [This message has been edited by Ed Fox (edited 02-01-2001).]
    Please buy MADE IN USA!

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    • #3
      Re: Distributor mod

      Tim, better be careful with that MOD! You might end up with some busted indexing cams. If you get a pin jam between the orientator and the elevator/BE motor you could loose your cam.

      Some houses double spring the safety link. It's much safer.

      On the other hand, I've never seen a solid link. Keep us posted on how they work out.

      Jonas

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      • #4
        Re: Distributor mod

        Tim,

        I am bowling the Hoinke Sunday and I would like to stop by and see your mod. Do you work on Sunday? I can stop at about 4 or 5pm.

        king

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        • #5
          Re: Distributor mod

          My distributors swing between the 2 and 3 when the inner clutch disc/pinion connection is wearing out. This causes the plastic cam to be a little further around than it should be. Try fixing this before a modification that may cause problems.

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          • #6
            Re: Distributor mod

            Jonas' double spring definitely does the trick almost every time. What works great for me is using a pinwheel belt tensioner/kicker spring INSIDE the safety link spring, hooking both springs on their tab and post. HOWEVER, first check the tab at the front of the safety link. These tend to bend after time and that reduces the tension considerably.
            Good Luck!

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            • #7
              Re: Distributor mod

              Jonas' double spring definitely does the trick almost every time. What works great for me is using a pinwheel belt tensioner/kicker spring INSIDE the safety link spring, hooking both springs on their tab and post. HOWEVER, first check the tab at the front of the safety link. These tend to bend after time and that reduces the tension considerably.
              Good Luck!
              Almost forgot...the problem can also be caused by the drive shaft bottoming out in the drive housing as the distributor goes past the #1 position, which is where it is closest to the motor. Check that the distributor post is absolutely vertical, then check all b.e. motor mounting, as well as the overall condition of the drive housing.

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              • #8
                Re: Distributor mod

                dubel sping is ok but disturber will still swing the belt sliping will couse it to swing too but this takes all the swing out of it u should have less pin jams i think it a goog idal

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                • #9
                  Re: Distributor mod

                  Quote:]<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by 82/70 king:
                  Tim,

                  I am bowling the Hoinke Sunday and I would like to stop by and see your mod. Do you work on Sunday? I can stop at about 4 or 5pm.

                  king
                  </font>[/QUOTE]

                  King
                  I will be there at 5pm Sunday i work sunday nights
                  i would be glad to so you my machines
                  and shop stop in
                  TIM

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                  • #10
                    Re: Distributor mod

                    my cam's are in good shape and as for the drive shafts they are not bottoming out
                    also my safety link rod and clip where the spring was is in good shape
                    we did this MOD so we wouldn't have any problem with the distributors swing at 3 &amp; 2
                    ever again
                    i up loaded some pictures to the bowl-teck picture gallery i don't know how they are going to come out we will see
                    this mod has been working fine for the last week i will let you know of any problems that come up from it
                    TIM

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                    • #11
                      Re: Distributor mod

                      You know, Jonas really knows his poopie when it comes to 82/70's!
                      I've known him for a while and every time I talk to him I feel like I oughta have a notebook to jot down all the useful little tidbits that come out of his mouth.
                      This double-safety link spring is a perfect example. We have a machine that has had 7 or 8 DJ's at the 3 or 4 position a week for the last six months. Bouncey-bouncey.
                      I stuck a dist. belt tensioner spring (we're out of kicker springs) and stuck it inside the safety link spring and now that machine is rock solid.
                      Gary, yer da man.
                      Chad Q.

                      P.S. Another one of my guru mechanics is putting "bin ears" on machines where the head of the pin tries to go into the bin beside it when it falls from the distributor. He takes the triangle piece that goes around the bottom of the pin in the bins and attaches it in the middle with the triangle sticking up at a 45 degree angle. What you think about that, gang?

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                      • #12
                        Re: Distributor mod

                        Thanks Chad,

                        I owe what little knowledge I have to everybody that let me bend there ear. There is but a few things I might have learned on my own, and yet they probably aren't new things at all. Some mechanic, somewhere else, has probably already figured it out way before I even thought it was a problem.

                        I have learned so much from Kat, Coors, GPS, and all the other members here that my brain hurts.

                        I can't take credit for the double springing.

                        Jonas

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                        • #13
                          Re: Distributor mod

                          Jonas:

                          I'm glad to hear that you've learned something from us here at BT. While we don't always see eye to eye, we're all here for the common good.
                          I've decided to set aside my viewpoints on the mickey mouse deal and just help out where needed...if a center is on a tight budget, let us know...I will even throw out some cool "quickie fix" ways that can be permanent.

                          But, on a different note:

                          To help correct unecessary sway try this:

                          loosen the elbow post that the dist sits on, the use a torpedo level to make sure it is sitting level. You'd be surprised how many of those things are crooked.
                          Also check smooth travel inside the housing weldments---a small burr with cause a stall and sway effect.

                          Kat
                          "Where are we going, and why are we in a hand basket?"

                          --Kat

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                          • #14
                            Re: Distributor mod

                            Kat,

                            I have straightened many dist. mounts as they were not square.

                            I stopped by to see Tim's mod after whacking the Hoinke Sunday. His mod is very efficient and works well. I am going to try this on #12 this week because I get a little sway on this lane.

                            Also his mechanics room is right behind masternuts for organization and cleanliness.

                            king

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                            • #15
                              Re: Distributor mod

                              Kat (I know better than to call you anything else now) -
                              What exactly is a "torpedo level?"
                              May be a dumb question but I have no idea. Do you have to take the whole distributor assembly off for this?
                              I would love to fix something like this that nobody else (even my boss) can't figure out!
                              Chad Q.

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