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Re: Changing Points & Condenser

Postby Bill Hudson » Thu Aug 08, 2013 9:18 pm

gitractorman wrote:I just did the points/condenser on the 154 lo-boy, in about 15-minutes. Getting the gap set was my biggest problem, just because I kept turning the whole thing. Must have taken me 5 whole minutes just to get the gap set. I can't imagine pulling the distributor to do something so easy, it's just asking for trouble.


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Just wait until you are in your 70's. Fingers don't work like they used too, back doesn't either. If I could do the job in 15 minutes, I would be delighted. notgonnahappen.com. LOL!!

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Edit: Oh, the eyes aren't so hot either. LOL
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Re: Changing Points & Condenser

Postby danovercash » Thu Aug 08, 2013 9:32 pm

What Bill said! And I'm only half way through the sixties.
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Re: Changing Points & Condenser

Postby PVF1799 » Thu Aug 08, 2013 9:54 pm

What Bill and danover said and I'm only half-way through my 50's. Tell ya'll I'm gonna give it another go tomorrow, w/o the planter on....

While working on my Rex 48 distributor on the bench - I wondered why not just remove the two screws that hold the point mounting bracket, pop it out, install the points and condenser - then put the plate back in and set the points.

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Re: Changing Points & Condenser

Postby Harold R » Thu Aug 08, 2013 10:26 pm

I use just a dab of grease in the screw slot so it sticks on the end of the screw driver. Use the same to get the valve spring keepers to stay in place when letting the spring down. 8)
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Re: Changing Points & Condenser

Postby 169Cub » Thu Aug 08, 2013 11:22 pm

I saw that you can now purchase the Pertronix for a 6 volt system. I was surprised that they sold them like that. I have to say that the points and condenser are easy enough to change out and I can change out a lot of them for the cost of the Pertronix kit, but then you never have to mess with points again. The next tune up, I am going to put on the new pertronix electronic ignition. :mrgreen:
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Re: Changing Points & Condenser

Postby ScottyD'sdad » Fri Aug 09, 2013 7:31 am

PVF1799 wrote:What Bill and danover said and I'm only half-way through my 50's. Tell ya'll I'm gonna give it another go tomorrow, w/o the planter on....

While working on my Rex 48 distributor on the bench - I wondered why not just remove the two screws that hold the point mounting bracket, pop it out, install the points and condenser - then put the plate back in and set the points.

Ken


Why not remove the 2 bolts that hold the distributor in place, and not have to get the little screws lined up, where you can't see, and still have to gap the points? I keep a spare distributor ready, with new points and condenser, points gapped, and its easier than changing a spark plug, with the hood on. Ed
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Re: Changing Points & Condenser

Postby pickerandsinger » Fri Aug 09, 2013 1:08 pm

ScottyD'sdad wrote:
PVF1799 wrote:What Bill and danover said and I'm only half-way through my 50's. Tell ya'll I'm gonna give it another go tomorrow, w/o the planter on....

While working on my Rex 48 distributor on the bench - I wondered why not just remove the two screws that hold the point mounting bracket, pop it out, install the points and condenser - then put the plate back in and set the points.

Ken


Why not remove the 2 bolts that hold the distributor in place, and not have to get the little screws lined up, where you can't see, and still have to gap the points? I keep a spare distributor ready, with new points and condenser, points gapped, and its easier than changing a spark plug, with the hood on. Ed
....I usually have the hood and tank off when I fiddle with mine, but the last time my distributor was stuck and I took the two bolts that prevent it from turning, off.....You know the one next to the engine block for timing purposes....I won't do that right away again....Good thing little fingered wife with long fingernails was close by....I went to the garden to compose my thoughts and she started the bolt....I,m doubting that those are the bolts you're refering to....I assume your speaking of the bolts farther back....If not tell me your secret besides my hands are to big.... :lol: Dave
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Re: Changing Points & Condenser

Postby PVF1799 » Fri Aug 09, 2013 7:32 pm

My verdict is in. I set about again - this time with the planter and fertilizer drive mechanism off. I still could not get the screw in the condenser hole. The conclusion is in - I pulled the distributor and in 5 minutes, I placed it on a clean red rag, easily change the points and condenser, put it back in, set the gap. Total time 15 minutes.

I spent more time trying to be creative in doing it with it on - than it took to take it off and do it easily.

Thanks for all the feedback....
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Re: Changing Points & Condenser

Postby Rudi » Fri Aug 09, 2013 8:29 pm

Ken:

That works doesn't it :lol: You might be only halfway through but I is at the end and looking at the next group of numbers. Stuff don't work near as well as it did a couple years ago :shock: :( I am convinced that since I now own a Cub with a distributor - definitely pull it and work on it on the bench. I am all about ease and lack of stress :{_}: :D
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Re: Changing Points & Condenser

Postby Boss Hog » Fri Aug 09, 2013 8:54 pm

Ken , glad you pulled the dist. much easier :D I may be an old grump, but will not steer you wrong :wink:
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Re: Changing Points & Condenser

Postby ScottyD'sdad » Sun Aug 11, 2013 2:12 pm

Boss Hog wrote:Ken , glad you pulled the dist. much easier :D I may be an old grump, but will not steer you wrong :wink:
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Re: Changing Points & Condenser

Postby TomE » Tue Aug 13, 2013 8:04 pm

I use a combination of a short screw driver and have found a certain way to hold my mouth that makes for an easier job.

You probably have a stubby, but will have to do a lot of research to discover a good mouth position. It is different for everyone.
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Re: Changing Points & Condenser

Postby ScottyD'sdad » Tue Aug 13, 2013 8:15 pm

If you take the distributor out, your mouth can be sucking on a coffee, while you easily install the screws! Ed
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Re: Changing Points & Condenser

Postby PVF1799 » Tue Aug 13, 2013 8:19 pm

TomE wrote:I use a combination of a short screw driver and have found a certain way to hold my mouth that makes for an easier job.

You probably have a stubby, but will have to do a lot of research to discover a good mouth position. It is different for everyone.


I'd also like you to leave my stubby out this conversation please. :big smile: :spinning:
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Re: Changing Points & Condenser

Postby Boss Hog » Tue Aug 13, 2013 8:25 pm

PVF1799 wrote:
TomE wrote:I use a combination of a short screw driver and have found a certain way to hold my mouth that makes for an easier job.

You probably have a stubby, but will have to do a lot of research to discover a good mouth position. It is different for everyone.


I'd also like you to leave my stubby out this conversation please. :big smile: :spinning:

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