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How Much Play????

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Itali83, Mar 11, 2003.

  1. Itali83

    Itali83 1/2 ton status

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    I've been having problems with my 86 olds cutlass with 307 v-8 knocking a lot. I pulled the distributor cap and rotor off and I noticed that I was able to rotate the dist. shaft quite a bit. That set a flag off in my mind, I don't think it should do that.It's a fully electric HEI dist, no vacuum or mechanical advance so I didn't confuse the centrifugal weights for something, they aren't there. So I'm wondering how tight the shaft should be and should there be any roatation play in there also. THanks
    Ben 87 Jimmy + 89 Blazer
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  2. RustBuket

    RustBuket 1/2 ton status

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    I think the little end gear could be worn. I don't know the technical name for it.
     

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