It sounds as if you know how to change it back to where it needs to be, but
if you don't you can remove the pedastal, then reach in with a long needle
nose pliers and lift the drive gear away from the cam, then rotate agbout
180 degrees and re-engage it with the cam.
As you lift, the drive will rotate (helical gears), then rotate back the
other way when you re-engage it. It usually takes me 2-3 tries to get it
right (rotor pointing to #1 cyl with #1 at TDC on compression stroke).
Date: Thu, 16 Dec 2010 14:36:11 -0800
From: "Lee&John Howard" <email@example.com>
Subject: [TR] 65 TR4 Distributor issue
To: triumph list list <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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I thought I had the engine sorted out, but no ....
The distributor drive popped out at speed last week - exciting to stop dead
on HW 101 north of San Francisco.
I now discover that it was never properly seated. The Drive slot is correct
according to the picture in the service manual. But the dist. in out of
alignment and only fully engages 180? out with #1 piston on the compression
stroke. I'm missing something crucial here, but danged if I know what it
Amazing that I drove as much as I did without proper engagement of the
dist! Incidentally, this is a Mallory dual point.
I hope someone is "listening" because this is the last day of good weather
for some time and for the time being I'm working in the driveway.
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