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Re: [oletrucks] Distributor & Steel Ball

To: "Eric Johnson" <j.eric1@worldnet.att.net>,
Subject: Re: [oletrucks] Distributor & Steel Ball
From: "Jack Halton" <safesix@earthlink.net>
Date: Sun, 28 Nov 1999 23:47:09 -0500
Eric, the 270 distributor does have bushings in the housing. Hopefully the
wear is in the bushings and not the shaft.

The steel ball on the flywheel should be at 5 degrees before TDC. There
should be a mark at TDC. All GMC inlines that I know of are timed at 5
degrees BTDC.

Not sure what you mean buy "crossfire induction" ?

Jack / Winter Park FL
----- Original Message -----
From: Eric Johnson <j.eric1@worldnet.att.net>
To: OleTruck list <oletrucks@autox.team.net>
Sent: Sunday, November 28, 1999 7:21 PM
Subject: [oletrucks] Distributor & Steel Ball

> Hi to all, My distributor is original(well the housing is) and I have a SW
> mechanical tach like the one in Calif.Bill's speed manual. My question is,
> do these dist. have bushings that can be replaced, because my rotor is
> rubbing some of the post on my cap and my shaft is not bent. Yes I have
> proper cap & rotor. My other question is about the steel ball on the
> flywheel for timing. Did they always put these at tdc or were they
> for size and year of motor. Mine appears to be at tdc when looking at
> piston. And can you have crossfire induction because of the routing of
> wires or is that just on v8s. Thanks for all the good information that
> everyone has put out there.
> Eric Johnson
> 48 carryall w/ 56 gmc 270
> oletrucks is devoted to Chevy and GM trucks built between 1941 and 1959

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