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daver clasper
June 13, 2017, 4:51pm Report to Moderator
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Hi

Does anyone know the size of that funny little screw (well mine is) that fastens the earth wire (from side of dizzy body) to the points plate?, please.

Thanks, Dave
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nang
June 14, 2017, 5:58am Report to Moderator

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Bound to be a BA one. No idea which size though. Not a lot of help am I ?
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Quoted from daver clasper
Hi

Does anyone know the size of that funny little screw (well mine is) that fastens the earth wire (from side of dizzy body) to the points plate?, please.

Thanks, Dave


i have in the past when the thread has gone in the dizzy, just used a self tapper
not right i know, but just as good.
cheers tony.
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daver clasper
June 14, 2017, 4:00pm Report to Moderator
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Cheers Guys

Wondered about a self tapper myself. Sounds a good bodge.

Ta, Dave
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Paudman
June 17, 2017, 8:02am Report to Moderator

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As long as it stays in, you'll have banjaxed the threads if you ever find an original and you'll end up just going for ever bigger self tappers....


If it was made by man, it can be dismantled and rebuilt by man. Usually just not as easily.
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daver clasper
June 17, 2017, 5:29pm Report to Moderator
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Thanks

original screw is still in the plate, though mullered head and tight/rusted. Using an alternative earth wire connection though not ideal.

Will take plate off and try some heat to remove screw intact if poss, then try and make head good/find another.

Self tapper was last resort.

Cheers, Dave
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Pete Lewis
June 18, 2017, 8:47am Report to Moderator

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on delco its 511842  but cant link any size to the part number

Pete


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daver clasper
June 20, 2017, 8:09pm Report to Moderator
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Hi, and thanks a lot for your replies.

Just a question please.  How far from rest to max in normal running, does the points plate move around on vacuum advance please (roughly in mm at the outside edge of points plate, would mean more to me than degrees).

Thanks, Dave
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RobPearce
June 21, 2017, 7:42am Report to Moderator

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According to the book it's about 9 degrees  

That's in the order of 5mm, I think


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daver clasper
June 21, 2017, 8:05pm Report to Moderator
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Thanks Rob

That's about what I have now, the way I have alternatively earthed it so hopefully getting enough advance.

The screw not moving with heat and just chewing up more, so live with above for now.

There is a hole on the plate, near the screw under the crimping tab for the original earth wire. Don't know what this is for?, but maybe use a self tapper in this?.

Cheers, Dave
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Jonny-Jimbo
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Do you, or a mate have a welder Dave? Could always clean the head up with a wire brush etc and weld a bit of rod or a small bolt onto it which you can then get more leverage on. The heat will help unseize it too.


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