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Re: [T3] Distributor Breaker Plate Wire

On 23 Jan 2005 at 22:51, Mark Fuhriman wrote:

> Right away I found the little
> braided wire between the distributor breaker plates had become disconnected
> from the the top plate.  I installed a spare distributor and all is well
> again.  Seems like I should be able to resolder that broken connection,
> right??  

Right, but take the breaker plate out and take it apart first. Clean off the 
grease from the back, clean everything, and then resolder the wire. If the wire 
is too short, get some of the braid used for sucking up excess solder and use 
that as a replacement. Once everything is reconnected, grease the plates and 

Check the plates for wear. If there is noticable play between the two plates 
you may have to replace them. This is a part which can actually wear out, but I 
have replacements.

> Some of you might remember a couple months back hearing my story of the
> neighbor who backed into my door.  Well, I took the door panel apart,
> removed the glass and pushed the outer skin from the inside.  I managed to
> get most of the dent pushed back out.  That old steel has pretty good
> memory.  I was pleasantly surprised at the result.

Nice going. You did exactly the right thing. Did you glue the plastic water 
shield back into place when you were done? It's important.

Jim Adney
Madison, WI 53711-3054

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