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Old April 24th, 2007, 09:01 AM
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My vacuum advance is barely hanging onto the distributor. The screw that you can get to on the front will not tighten, and I'm wondering if theres a tiny nut on the inside or how it attaches. Thanks for the help.
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Old April 24th, 2007, 11:44 AM
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There is a threaded insert in the distributor. Thread size is M3.5x.6
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Old April 24th, 2007, 01:52 PM
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Thanks Rob. So assuming that threaded insert is gone, can I use a tapping screw for now, or is it new distributor time?
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Old April 24th, 2007, 08:40 PM
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It seems that the screw would be under the flash cover where the mechanical advance is. If a new screw protruded into that space a bit, would it cause problems?
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Old April 24th, 2007, 11:28 PM
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No there is room behind the body of the distributor for a longer screw.

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Old April 25th, 2007, 06:08 AM
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Perfect. Thanks JP.
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Old April 25th, 2007, 09:58 PM
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loctite is your friend
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Old April 26th, 2007, 07:49 AM
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The threaded insert that Rob referred to is worn out and won't stay put. Loctite it is. Thanks for the ideas.
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Old April 26th, 2007, 04:34 PM
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Loctite isn't glue, it just keeps screws/bolts from backing out on their own. If the insert is loose you need to find a fix other than just slapping loctite on it.
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Understood. Poorly worded on my part.
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Old April 26th, 2007, 09:51 PM
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Take it apart and put a nut on the inside.

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Old April 27th, 2007, 08:25 AM
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That's the plan. Funny thing is, it runs just fine.







Until water or some such crap gets in there
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