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



After checking info, I can reasonably sure state that the other burnt 
cable is the one to cylinder 2. This is almost certainly the place 
where the problem started and locked the distributor.

Welmoed.


--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "welmoedj" <joe.dalton@...> wrote:
>
> 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, followed by the cable leading to 
the 
> other bank (which cylinder? 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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