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Old 12-04-2005, 17:01   #1 (permalink)
maradcliff@UNLISTED.com
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Distributor help nededed

I tore my distributor apart to change the pickup coil.
On the base there is the gear, and an inch or so there is a ring that
gets a roll pin (looks like a donut with a ridge on it.)
Putting it back together, I am not sure if that ridge does to the
bottom of the distribitor housing, or the narrow end goes up. Does
anyone have a dist. handy to look at? This is for a 1979 400 engine.
Goes in a F150 pickup truck. (In other words, that round device is
wider on one side than the other. Does the wide side, or the narrow
side face toward the bottom of the main distributor housing?)

Thanks

Mark

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Old 12-04-2005, 17:01   #2 (permalink)
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<maradcliff@UNLISTED.com> wrote in message
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> I tore my distributor apart to change the pickup coil.
> On the base there is the gear, and an inch or so there is a ring

that
> gets a roll pin (looks like a donut with a ridge on it.)
> Putting it back together, I am not sure if that ridge does to the
> bottom of the distribitor housing, or the narrow end goes up. Does
> anyone have a dist. handy to look at? This is for a 1979 400

engine.
> Goes in a F150 pickup truck. (In other words, that round device is
> wider on one side than the other. Does the wide side, or the narrow
> side face toward the bottom of the main distributor housing?)
>
> Thanks
>
> Mark
>


The narrow portion is closest to the drive gear, the flanged end is
closest to the housing....
..


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Old 12-04-2005, 17:01   #3 (permalink)
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"Rick" <notta@goodone.com> wrote in message
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>
> <maradcliff@UNLISTED.com> wrote in message
> news:pqr6p15t1voc74hvn3heci7mu2ngaifj7c@4ax.com...
> > I tore my distributor apart to change the pickup coil.
> > On the base there is the gear, and an inch or so there is a ring

> that
> > gets a roll pin (looks like a donut with a ridge on it.)
> > Putting it back together, I am not sure if that ridge does to the
> > bottom of the distribitor housing, or the narrow end goes up.

Does
> > anyone have a dist. handy to look at? This is for a 1979 400

> engine.
> > Goes in a F150 pickup truck. (In other words, that round device

is
> > wider on one side than the other. Does the wide side, or the

narrow
> > side face toward the bottom of the main distributor housing?)
> >
> > Thanks
> >
> > Mark
> >

>
> The narrow portion is closest to the drive gear, the flanged end is
> closest to the housing....



Like this.....

http://home.tir.com/~artemus/Impeller/DSCN2355.JPG


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Old 12-04-2005, 22:01   #4 (permalink)
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On Sun, 04 Dec 2005 23:59:35 GMT, "Rick" <notta@goodone.com> wrote:

>
>"Rick" <notta@goodone.com> wrote in message
>news:_dLkf.13735$aA2.1351@newsread2.news.atl.earthlink.net...
>>
>> <maradcliff@UNLISTED.com> wrote in message
>> news:pqr6p15t1voc74hvn3heci7mu2ngaifj7c@4ax.com...
>> > I tore my distributor apart to change the pickup coil.
>> > On the base there is the gear, and an inch or so there is a ring

>> that
>> > gets a roll pin (looks like a donut with a ridge on it.)
>> > Putting it back together, I am not sure if that ridge does to the
>> > bottom of the distribitor housing, or the narrow end goes up.

>Does
>> > anyone have a dist. handy to look at? This is for a 1979 400

>> engine.
>> > Goes in a F150 pickup truck. (In other words, that round device

>is
>> > wider on one side than the other. Does the wide side, or the

>narrow
>> > side face toward the bottom of the main distributor housing?)
>> >
>> > Thanks
>> >
>> > Mark
>> >

>>
>> The narrow portion is closest to the drive gear, the flanged end is
>> closest to the housing....

>
>
>Like this.....
>
>http://home.tir.com/~artemus/Impeller/DSCN2355.JPG
>


Thanks to both of you. Now I can finish puting it back together.
I thought it went like this, but just was not sure. I should take a
picture myself before I rip things apart.

Mark

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