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RE: Oh this @#* distributor cap clip again

To: "'Dan Ray'" <>, MG LIST <>,
Subject: RE: Oh this @#* distributor cap clip again
From: Hans Duinhoven <>
Date: Tue, 25 May 1999 13:19:04 +0200
Hi Dan,

I just did what you said. My neighbour helped me with handing the tools and
lifting the clip when the motor was temperarely loose from the engine.
Thanks for the hint.
It's fine now.

I just collected the PWA repair kit, so next is to fix the braking system.


'71 BGT

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Dan Ray []
> Sent: Monday, May 17, 1999 3:49 AM
> To:   MG LIST; Hans Duinhoven
> Subject:      Re: Oh this @#* distributor cap clip again
> Hans:
> Here's what I've done:
> Get underneath with a spare jackstand and hold the startermotor up
> momentarily as you lift jack up to the same height where the jack is
> holding
> the motor up near where the UPPER bolt hole comes near the hole in the
> bell
> housing. Balance the motor on the stand so it won't tip, using the bell
> housing that it will be bolted into to hold it in place, then go "top
> side"
> and slip the bolt through. The jack stand will serve as an extra set of
> hands and bear the weight of the motor. This will also give you time and
> muscle to make sure the dizzy cap clip is where it should be. Once you've
> gotten that top bolt through, the weight of the motor will be on it, and
> not
> you.
> Hope this helps.
> Dan
> 73 B
> -
> >After this succes I wanted to mount the starter motor again.
> >As the car is on axle stands and I'm on my own it's quite a heavy job
> >lifting the motor and trying to put a bolt and turn it, in order to fit
> the
> >motor.
> >After this difficult job was done I wanted to put the distributor cap
> back
> >to the ignition.
> >Some of you may already feel where I'm going to:
> >the top clip which holds the cap went on fine.
> >the lower clip was BEHIND THE STARTER MOTOR and not easily to be moved to
> >the other side of the motor, so to be functiuonal and tightening the cap.
> >And now I remembered again what I exeperienced earlier.
> >I then removed the motor and before mounting again, I tightened the top
> and
> >lower clips together with an elastic band.
> >
> >Before I again have to remove this motor with all the trouble again, I'd
> >like to know:
> >is there a workaround?
> >Can I get the clip from this place and move it on top of the starter
> motor?
> >
> >Thanks in advance for your help.
> >
> >Cheers,
> >
> >Hans - wishing this job was over

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