Rick Marsh Posted June 29, 2015 Share Posted June 29, 2015 Hello, I need some expert input. I bought this car in December and have been going through the usual stuff like, carb, ignition and brakes. Monday was the first long run and it "Plateaued at 40 MPH". I brought it back to my garage and started looking at the ignition again.1. The gap was OK on the points but I now observe a looseness in the shaft so, I sent the distributor to Then & Now for a rebuild. 2. While going through the basics, I wanted to verify timing and, with no marks on the crank, I started to determine top dead center. The engine cranks just fine with the starter pedal and turns the distributor rotor but, you need to make the cranking slower. I therefore turned the fan and observed that the crank pulley was turning but the rotor on the distributor was not. I checked once again and verified that the rotor button turns with the starter engaged but not when turning manually from the fan. That was when I pulled the distributor to ensure the pin in the shaft was OK and discovered the wobble in the distributor shaft (worn bushing). Now, while I'm waiting for the distributor to come back, my question is why did I observe the rotor button to turn when engaging the starter but not turn when manually turning the fan? Thanks, Rick Marsh Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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