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Discussion Starter · #1 ·
While David is helping me take

While David is helping me take mine apart, it is obvious that I will have to have it re-built. After some analytical thought, I concluded that the rotor shaft should turn upon the lower shaft, in order for the weights to do their job. Well, the rotor shaft is frozen on the lower shaft, and my weights don't move.........also, the 1/16 inch play I get is due to the worn plastic bushings on the weights.

Does anyone know where I could send it.....more than likely, I will have to, and what this would generally cost? Can I get parts for the distributor, or do I have to machine my own, and buy a distributor bench tester.....which I am looking into.

Thanks.
 
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I've been using a friend f

I've been using a friend for many years and he does a fantastic job.

Don Rudd

I'll get you his number tommorow
 
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After a few phone calls, I got

After a few phone calls, I got some "rough" estimates. A rebuilt one is about $1000, whereas, a new one can be over $2000.

I have been "playing" with this dissassembled distributor, and I can't help but think that this is a VERY simple design. It's amazing that it works so well......when working, of course.

I plan on machining my own brass, or bronze bushings, to replace the worn nylon ones. This should help with the problem of changing advance, as the nylon wears out. This would also remove ANY play in the mechanism, while idling.

I am glad that my shafts are OK.

While the slots on my distributor are not worn, I figured out a way to fix that if it should happen.

I will then calibrate the advance curve.

Wish me luck!
 
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Hank,

Interestingly enough.


Hank,

Interestingly enough...those advance plate to star wheel bushings on my distributor are steel, or brass, not plastic.

My new distributor was $1500, but came with a new OE cap and rotor. Such a deal, eh?

Check Ferrari-UK...if you'd like.

Regards,
David
 
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Don Rudds ph# is 661-273-1977.

Don Rudds ph# is 661-273-1977.....I think you'll find he rebuilds to like new for considerably less than the #'s I see above. I'm gonna break you guys of the high priced habit if it kills me


Regards, JRV
 
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David: I checked with the Fer

David: I checked with the Ferrari-UK site. There where NO new ones to be had. Re-built ones, on an exchange basis, where about 1600 BPs........go figure!!!!!!!!!!! I see no option but to do it myself......the mechanism is just TOO simple, to pay that kind of money.......IMO. It must be that Ferrari "mystique"!!!!!!!!!!

You got a deal!!!!!!!!

You mentioned earlier, that your "slots" where worn. At first I thought, how could they be, if the bushings are nylon........unless they wore out. Now I understand, since they where some form of metal.

Mine are nylon, and they appear to be original........maybe an upgrade by Ferrari, due to the premature wearing?
 
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Gents...

I'll be buildi


Gents...

I'll be building my new house soon. Somone needs to break me from this expensive car habit, at least for a while...HA!

David
 
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David: It would seem, by all

David: It would seem, by all your previous posts about your car, that, the major expenses for the car ARE behind you.

Good luck with your new home!!!!!!!
 
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Thanks Hank!

I close on the


Thanks Hank!

I close on the land in NH on the 17th...

I'm sure that my extreme attention to detail will drive the builders crazy...Right now, we're early on in the design stages, and I'm (still) having fun.
 
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