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Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 55
posted November 14, 2001 10:33 AM
I took apart my GM HEI distributor last night. I noticed that all 4 pins/studs that hold the weights on where loose,
one pin/stud even popped right out of its hole/boss. The little teeth in the bosses and one the studs seem to be wore down.

The studs are attached to a flat piece of metal that is welded to the distributor main shaft. How do I reset the studs back into
their bosses? Are there replacement kits/studs you can buy?

I have a couple of HEIs laying around. Should i just use a shaft from one of those which have good studs/bosses or try to fix the

[This message has been edited by avila (edited November 14, 2001).]

Dirt Freak

Total posts: 230
posted November 14, 2001 03:25 PM
You can silver solder them.

Dirt Roller

Total posts: 9
posted November 17, 2001 08:10 AM
If your circle tracking ? get rid of all that, pull the shaft out and take all the weights and pins and throw them away, then tack weld the top so it is locked into one position, then you can set your total timming at idle, it makes the car hard to start and is not great for restarts but it pays off big time under green flag racing, I know it sounds crazy but it works, we have done some testing and found that if your car is geared wright that you dont need vac or mech avdance, we picked up .3 to .7 on our lap times when we tested this theroey, an old racer told me this trick, I said he was crazy and then we tryed it and it works.

Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 85
posted November 17, 2001 05:31 PM
hey that is great i had the same trouble but i had it (hei)with the solid studs thanx for givin the fix!!!!!!!! much appreciated

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