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Story of Two Distributors

Postby PVF1799 » Sun Sep 01, 2013 7:42 pm

Rex '48 and Princess '55 have identical distributors. I recently (with your help), removed the distributor on Princess '55 to change the points and condenser. With that fresh in my mind - I was doing the final assembly on the distributor for Rex '48 today.

I noticed there is a bakelite plate that installs before the rotor - essentially sealing off the points and condenser from the distributor cap. This IS NOT in the distributor on Princess '55. Should this part be in the Princess '55 distributor?

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Re: Story of Two Distributors

Postby Rudi » Sun Sep 01, 2013 7:45 pm

Ken:

The answer would be yes. Item #5 Cover Breaker w/seal - TC-37D Revision 1 (Revised 12-54) - Electrical

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Re: Story of Two Distributors

Postby Boss Hog » Sun Sep 01, 2013 8:35 pm

not a must but better with it in
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Re: Story of Two Distributors

Postby Eugene » Sun Sep 01, 2013 9:08 pm

Agree with Boss Hog. I would reassemble the distributor and run tractor. Then order the necessary replacement parts.
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Re: Story of Two Distributors

Postby PVF1799 » Sun Sep 01, 2013 9:20 pm

Eugene wrote:Agree with Boss Hog. I would reassemble the distributor and run tractor. Then order the necessary replacement parts.


Talked to Dad this evening. He doesn't recall that ever being in there - we've had the Cub over 10 years. It's always run well - it needs an engine job now though - power is on the decline. Rex '48 out of the shop - Princess '55 in - for a less aggressive overhaul than Rex '48 is receiving.

I've got a line on a used one - CaseIH wants $25.75 for new ones.

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Re: Story of Two Distributors

Postby Peter Person » Mon Sep 02, 2013 7:16 am

Ken,
TM Tractor most likely has them however they are closed till Sept. 9th.

Steiner has them for $12 - Image
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