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



I may be wrong but to me it seems that the fire started at the spark 
plug wire that leads to cilinder 4 (last one, near firewall, left 
bank). This wire is damaged most, ollowed by the cable leading to the 
other bank (which cilinder? I'm unable to check that).
I assume that's also the place where the rotor points to.
If you can strip the damaged parts after having taken out the 
distributor, you possibly may find burn marks at the inside of the 
distributor at that place.

Welmoed.



--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "Farrar Hudkins" <fhudkins@...> wrote:
>
> 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@...> 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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