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Re: Chuck's '83 TBird

Reply #375
Not sure. I don't sense any "wobble". I do have 2-3 other dists in the garage. Just probably need to swap the aux shaft anyway, just to be safe.
Long live the 4-eyes!  - '83 Tbird Turbo

Re: Chuck's '83 TBird

Reply #376
Well, I got back to it today, and detected the very slightest bit of radial play in the distributor.

So, I grabbed my stash of 2.3 distributors I still had.


I had one, never-used, refurbished unit, but the gear was damaged, and one of the dummy dists for the DIS/EDIS cars with a good gear.

The "new" dist also had the wrong style rotor mount and I wanted to reuse the factory Hall sensor from the current unit, so I swapped everything over.





Now to find an aux shaft.
Long live the 4-eyes!  - '83 Tbird Turbo

Re: Chuck's '83 TBird

Reply #377
What is the aux shaft you are needing? Is this something 2.3L specific?

83 351W TKO'd T-Bird on the bottle


93 331 Mustang Coupe - 368 rwhp

 

Re: Chuck's '83 TBird

Reply #378
What is the aux shaft you are needing? Is this something 2.3L specific?

Yeah. It's the shaft that turns the dist and drives the oil pump. Driven by the timing belt.

I've got a line on a used one.

I could get stupid and go billet, etc, but this particular engine isn't worth any of that. Priority is making the car driveable.
Long live the 4-eyes!  - '83 Tbird Turbo