Re: [DML] Farrar's distrubutor - theory.
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Re: [DML] Farrar's distrubutor - theory.



I'm not sure what you mean by key -- the notch which makes sure the
rotor doesn't slip? I can't check it anyway. The rotor is still on the
shaft. It's stuck there -- I can't move it. The end of the rotor which
contacts the points was melted, and the rest of the rotor is charred.

Farrar Hudkins
#2613 "Sparky"

On Tue, Jun 24, 2008 at 2:08 PM, Tom Tait <TTait@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Was the rotor still keyed to the shaft, or had the plastic key ground away?
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx on behalf of Farrar
> Sent: Tue 6/24/2008 10:03 AM
> To: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: Re: [DML] Farrar's distrubutor - theory.
>
> Tom Tait wrote:
>> Farrar, did the engine die just shortly before the fire started? If it
>> continued to run for any time after you detected the fire then this
>> theory is bunk.
>
> The engine did die, but I re-started it and drove for a few more seconds
> to help get the car off the road. Not sure if it goes with your theory
> or not.
>
> I have considered the possibility that the distributor itself failed in
> some way. If so, that would be convenient, since I have to replace the
> distributor anyway. :-)
>
> Cheers,
> Farrar Hudkins
> #2613 "Sparky"
>
> [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
>
> 

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