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Flathead distributor help

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by greasemunkey, Sep 20, 2012.

  1. greasemunkey
    Joined: Jul 24, 2007
    Posts: 201

    from katy, TX

    Need help with a flathead distributor... My first flathead, and trying to get her started... Pulled the distributor, and can't seem to get the Rotor out... Tried to load a pic from my phone, but no luck... I'd best describe the distributor as the football style distributor, on a '41 merc. With the 239... Any suggestions or help would be greatly appreciated...
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  3. Fortyfordguy
    Joined: Sep 16, 2002
    Posts: 644


    You've got to pull the distr shaft and contact plate assy out the back first. Go thre the side openings to remove the large round "snap" ring that locks the assy in place. A pointed pick tool works for this. The timing adjust screw and the vacuum brake have to be removed before pushing the shaft and plate out the backside. It may take a little persuasion to get it moving.
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