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Distributor cover ears

Postby BQUICK » Thu Jan 30, 2020 9:50 am

What are they for? Mine are mostly broken off.....

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Re: Distributor cover ears

Postby Don McCombs » Thu Jan 30, 2020 9:53 am

To correctly position the cap on the distributor.
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Re: Distributor cover ears

Postby Barnyard » Thu Jan 30, 2020 10:44 am

I didn't know it went on a certain way. I always put a pliers on the ears to pull the cover off.
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Re: Distributor cover ears

Postby Jim Becker » Thu Jan 30, 2020 11:47 am

Barnyard wrote:I didn't know it went on a certain way. I always put a pliers on the ears to pull the cover off.

Thus explaining how they broke off. :)

Sometimes they seem to be thoroughly stuck and the ears do give something to grip. I always assumed that was the reason they were there. A few times, I have used a couple screwdrivers on them and the center to rotate the cover to get it free.

I am not aware of any particular orientation either. I assume Don was saying they help get the cap centered as you are installing it.

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Re: Distributor cover ears

Postby Don McCombs » Thu Jan 30, 2020 11:56 am

I was thinking of the cap itself. But, I guess those are more slots than ears. The cover is missing on all but one of my tractors.
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