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#1 GreenFrog

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Posted 11 January 2019 - 05:40 PM

Hello,

 

I have an Aldon Yellow distributor in my shelf for I guess two years. I tried to fit it, but the contact points keep moving. I guess the lower plate is moving, but I can't figure out why?

It came fitted like this: distributor body -> plate -> washer -> lock washer -> screw. Nothing wrong in my eyes, but why does it keep moving? Even after a few seconds, the contact points gap is straight 0. 

Maybe if I put another lock washer under the contact plate?

 

Did anyone had the same problem and solved it?

 

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#2 Rorf

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Posted 12 January 2019 - 01:23 PM

Attach a photo, it will help us to see what possibly can be wrong



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Posted 12 January 2019 - 01:36 PM

plate should move as the vac advance moves it. was the vac advance removed? or if it never had any then the plate should be locked out.



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Posted 12 January 2019 - 07:38 PM

It has no vac advance, so the plate should be locked.

Here is a slightly blurry picture: 

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Posted 12 January 2019 - 09:14 PM

strip it down take the plate off and you should have no issues finding two holes that you can use to lock it together. if not time to get the drill out and make some holes you can lock the plate together with.



#6 GraemeC

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Posted 13 January 2019 - 08:16 AM

I don’t think I understand your problem - are you saying the baseplate is moving, ie the part that the points and condenser are fastened to, or do you mean the points are moving on the baseplate?

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Posted 13 January 2019 - 02:59 PM

I don’t think I understand your problem - are you saying the baseplate is moving, ie the part that the points and condenser are fastened to, or do you mean the points are moving on the baseplate?

 

Uhm, sorry. The contact points are moving on the baseplate.



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Posted 13 January 2019 - 06:22 PM

 

I don’t think I understand your problem - are you saying the baseplate is moving, ie the part that the points and condenser are fastened to, or do you mean the points are moving on the baseplate?

 

Uhm, sorry. The contact points are moving on the baseplate.

 

If the points are moving on the base plate then that small screw is either stripped or not tight enough. Are you sure the screw has threads all the way to the screw head.






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