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 Post subject: Trying to find "Distributor Clamp Bolt" - Replacin
Posted: Sat Aug 02, 2008 4:12 pm 
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G'day guys,

I'm relativley new to mechanical work to my car, but I'm trying to learn by fixing some of the stuff on my car myself.

So, I'm currently replacing Leads, Dizzy cap and rotor button, working out of my gregory's, it tell me to 'Loosen distributor clamp bolt' so i can rotate the distributor and access the Distributor cap clamps.

Now we all know how hard it is to get to the distributor on these falcons, all i can find is a clamp on the right hand side, which loosens one side of the distributor cap. If anyone can help in any way it would be greatly appreciated.

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Posted: Sat Aug 02, 2008 6:28 pm 
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you dont need to loosen the dizzy clamp .remove the airbox or isc so you can get ya hand in there and just pop the clips off with a flathead screw driver ,piece of piss

 

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Posted: Sat Aug 02, 2008 10:37 pm 
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Yeah don't undo the 14mm bolt? then your base ign timing will be out of whack>>>>2 clips on the dizzp cap, pop then and left it up and slide it forward.

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Posted: Sun Aug 03, 2008 2:01 am 
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No worries, well before I got your replies I managed to remove the dizzy cap, and I've prepared the new one.

I feel like such a noob asking the next two questions, I'm having trouble removing the rotor button/arm does it just pull off? Giving it a good yank doesn't seem to do much at all.
Also, I've removed the short lead and plug leading to the ignition coil, and I have a new one to put in place, put theres no possible way I can get my arm all the way back there, any tips?

Thanks for the replies btw

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Posted: Sun Aug 03, 2008 3:04 am 
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just use a big flat screw driver to get the rotor button off. Just lever it off gently. probably the factory original....you might have to remove the airbox(3#10mm bolts) to get the coil lead on.

 

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Posted: Sun Aug 03, 2008 3:51 am 
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EL__Fairmont wrote:
just use a big flat screw driver to get the rotor button off. Just lever it off gently.


I've already tried that, I'll give it another go tommorow but the direction the rotor arm is pointing means theres nowhere to lever the screwdriver, is it safe to let the starter motor turn the engine over a couple of times to get the arm pointing in a different direction?

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You might have to remove the airbox(3#10mm bolts) to get the coil lead on.
I have the airbox lid/scoop removed at the moment, but the airbox isn't really near the coil is it?


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Posted: Sun Aug 03, 2008 3:57 am 
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renegade334 wrote:
EL__Fairmont wrote:
just use a big flat screw driver to get the rotor button off. Just lever it off gently.


I've already tried that, I'll give it another go tommorow but the direction the rotor arm is pointing means theres nowhere to lever the screwdriver, is it safe to let the starter motor turn the engine over a couple of times to get the arm pointing in a different direction?

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You might have to remove the airbox(3#10mm bolts) to get the coil lead on.
I have the airbox lid/scoop removed at the moment, but the airbox isn't really near the coil is it?


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yeah, just crank it a couiple of times so the rotor button is at the right angle; cheers

 

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