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Offline twigren

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Distributor problem - I'm getting crazy....
« on: May 10, 2017, 03:29:57 PM »
Hi guys,

Must be the easiest thing, but I have to admit - and after at least an hour trying, I have to ask what I forgot here... :-/
Have renovated my distributor completely, but while assembling the parts I simply cannot get things in place.

Trying to push down the contact-plate down to the adjustment rings/washers above the mechanical adjustment mechanism.
Whatever I do the screw holes (to lock the contact plats) lack at least a millimeter. What am I doing wrong?

Abit embarrassed to ask (this must be a VERY simple thing...)....but if you can give me a clue I would be so grateful :-)

Thanks!!!

Thomas Wigren
Mercedes-Benz 170S, 1951

Offline Henry Magno

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Re: Distributor problem - I'm getting crazy....
« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2017, 10:28:15 AM »
This probably isn't the problem, but are you sure that your screws for the condenser do not extend into the case? If they do, they can interfere with the posts that hold the ends of the springs. I was advising a 220S owner who had this situation and he actually broke a gear tooth in the the distributor drive when the distributor locked up. Short of that, you will damage those pins for sure.

I would think that this might be an issue with your weights and whether the cam plate's pins are engaging them properly.

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Re: Distributor problem - I'm getting crazy....
« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2017, 04:06:02 AM »
Henry! You are right x 2

The problem was exactly this, the pin didn't engage properly.
I checked this several times, but wasn't really aware the pin should go so deep. Always learning something!

Also, the screws (if replaced) for condenser are really important to check they aren't too long. If so, things will go very wrong...

Again, many thanks Henry!!!!  :)
Thomas Wigren
Mercedes-Benz 170S, 1951