Distributor Assembly Needed

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Bill Connelly

Guest
So, the rains paused yesterday long enough for me to yank off the
distributor housing and discover the cause of my recent reacquaintance with
the AAA tow guy: It seems that the ears or tabs had sheared right off of the
"Driving Dog" (Part 510-043), shown as item 21 on plate 11 of the spare
parts catalog, _Amphicar E: Ersatzteile und Werkzeuge_ (see
http://www.amphicar.net/minnow/Parts_Manual/graphics/p11.jpg ).

As near as I can figure, since it took a filthy great pair of molegrips to
get the shaft rotating at all, and even then with jamming every half turn or
so, parts of the auto-advance mechanism (items 13 and 14 in the diagram)
must be catching against the inner housing somehow, thereby halting the
shaft's rotation and shearing off the Driving Dog's ears. The exact cause,
whether a detached spring or something else, is difficult to ascertain: The
impact must have really clobbered the Securing Dog Peg (item 22 in the
diagram), since no amount of freezing and tapping will dislodge it from
within the Driving Dog, so that a closer examination of the Auto Advance
Mechanism can be made.

Anyhow, if anyone has a spare distributor assembly in decent shape that they
could part with, please do let me know. I think I may gut this trashed one
some winter, and use it to run a nice trouble-free electronic ignition.

What's that? The Sun? Oh Man...I wish I were in the Potomac right now.

~Bilgey~
 
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Michael Echemann

Guest
Bill:
I've got a dist. which should fix you up. It's all intact and in one piece. It
should be ready to drop in and go. The car it came out of only had 1000 miles
on her. Do you want me to ship it out.

Mike
----- Original Message -----
From: Bill Connelly
To: amphicar-lovers@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Monday, May 26, 2003 9:42 AM
Subject: [amphicar-lovers] Distributor Assembly Needed


So, the rains paused yesterday long enough for me to yank off the
distributor housing and discover the cause of my recent reacquaintance with
the AAA tow guy: It seems that the ears or tabs had sheared right off of the
"Driving Dog" (Part 510-043), shown as item 21 on plate 11 of the spare
parts catalog, _Amphicar E: Ersatzteile und Werkzeuge_ (see
http://www.amphicar.net/minnow/Parts_Manual/graphics/p11.jpg ).

As near as I can figure, since it took a filthy great pair of molegrips to
get the shaft rotating at all, and even then with jamming every half turn or
so, parts of the auto-advance mechanism (items 13 and 14 in the diagram)
must be catching against the inner housing somehow, thereby halting the
shaft's rotation and shearing off the Driving Dog's ears. The exact cause,
whether a detached spring or something else, is difficult to ascertain: The
impact must have really clobbered the Securing Dog Peg (item 22 in the
diagram), since no amount of freezing and tapping will dislodge it from
within the Driving Dog, so that a closer examination of the Auto Advance
Mechanism can be made.

Anyhow, if anyone has a spare distributor assembly in decent shape that they
could part with, please do let me know. I think I may gut this trashed one
some winter, and use it to run a nice trouble-free electronic ignition.

What's that? The Sun? Oh Man...I wish I were in the Potomac right now.

~Bilgey~


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B

Bill Connelly

Guest
Bill:
I've got a dist. which should fix you up. It's all intact and in one piece.
It should be ready to drop in and go. The car it came out of only had 1000
miles on her. Do you want me to ship it out.

Mike
============

Most definitely! I just got back from my neighborhood Advance Auto Parts
shop, which gobbled up the old Trak Auto, but their distributor assembly
listings only go back to the 2 liter Triumphs, so I owe you one, buddy.

I'll drop you a line off-list with the mailing address, etc.

~Bilgey~
 
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