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Post  Larry Williams on October 15th 2013, 11:52 pm

is it acceptable to heat the steel distributor gear for removal?
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Post  richter69 on October 15th 2013, 11:58 pm

ive got a slick tool that presses it off and on.
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Post  Larry Williams on October 16th 2013, 12:36 am

I'll be right over lol only a 3 day drive
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Post  Larry Williams on October 17th 2013, 8:05 pm

darn those things are on tight. i did get it off with out heating it.
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Post  LivermoreDave on October 18th 2013, 9:00 am

Larry Williams wrote:is it acceptable to heat the steel distributor gear for removal?
Acceptable at my intellect pay grade!

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Post  Larry Williams on October 18th 2013, 9:50 am

now I have the problem of getting the new gear on with out hurting anything
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Post  maverick on October 18th 2013, 10:28 am

Snug is good. Less load on the pin.
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Post  Larry Williams on October 18th 2013, 11:03 am

can I warm the brass gear up in the oven ?
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Post  460pulling on October 18th 2013, 11:33 am

I know my dad always put the distributor in the freezer and the gear in the oven. He used a welding glove to put it on hot and line up the pin.

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Post  LivermoreDave on October 18th 2013, 3:07 pm

Larry Williams wrote:can I warm the brass gear up in the oven ?
Yes Larry, you can "warm up" the gear. Heat gun, very light flame and yes the oven.

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