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Stranded on I-90 again

KS
Ken Shaffer
Tue, Sep 7, 2021 3:35 PM

Distributor seized up again.
In need of 307 Olds distributor for Howell system.
Anybody in this area?

Ken Shaffer
Marion Iowa
73 Canyon Lands, 455, Micro-level, Alum radiator, Alcoa wheels, Lenzi hubs/bearings, Howell EFI/EBL, Rostra Cruise, Custom interior

Distributor seized up again. In need of 307 Olds distributor for Howell system. Anybody in this area? -- Ken Shaffer Marion Iowa 73 Canyon Lands, 455, Micro-level, Alum radiator, Alcoa wheels, Lenzi hubs/bearings, Howell EFI/EBL, Rostra Cruise, Custom interior
JR
Jon Roche
Tue, Sep 7, 2021 4:09 PM

in a bind, you could install a vacuum advanced distributor.

there are a couple GMC folks sioux falls area.

that is no-where land.  sorry to hear the troubles.

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Jon Roche
75 palm beach
EBL EFI, manny headers, Micro Level, rebuilt most of coach now.
St. Cloud, MN
http://lqqkatjon.blogspot.com/

in a bind, you could install a vacuum advanced distributor. there are a couple GMC folks sioux falls area. that is no-where land. sorry to hear the troubles. -- Jon Roche 75 palm beach EBL EFI, manny headers, Micro Level, rebuilt most of coach now. St. Cloud, MN http://lqqkatjon.blogspot.com/
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Billy Massey
Tue, Sep 7, 2021 4:18 PM

Don't even see an owner between Brookings and Rapid City.  Black Listers in
both those cities.

bdub

On Tue, Sep 7, 2021 at 10:39 AM Ken Shaffer ken@fashionpar.com wrote:

Distributor seized up again.
In need of 307 Olds distributor for Howell system.
Anybody in this area?

Ken Shaffer
Marion Iowa
73 Canyon Lands, 455, Micro-level, Alum radiator, Alcoa wheels, Lenzi
hubs/bearings, Howell EFI/EBL, Rostra Cruise, Custom interior


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Don't even see an owner between Brookings and Rapid City. Black Listers in both those cities. bdub On Tue, Sep 7, 2021 at 10:39 AM Ken Shaffer <ken@fashionpar.com> wrote: > Distributor seized up again. > In need of 307 Olds distributor for Howell system. > Anybody in this area? > -- > Ken Shaffer > Marion Iowa > 73 Canyon Lands, 455, Micro-level, Alum radiator, Alcoa wheels, Lenzi > hubs/bearings, Howell EFI/EBL, Rostra Cruise, Custom interior > _______________________________________________ > GMCnet mailing list > Unsubscribe or Change List Options: >
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Jim Kanomata
Tue, Sep 7, 2021 5:14 PM

I gave him info on how to convert a standard dist to a 7 pi unit so he can
get to his destination.
I think he is not getting enough oil sprayin on the distributor gear to
wick it up the shaft

On Tue, Sep 7, 2021 at 9:18 AM Billy Massey bdub.bdub@gmail.com wrote:

Don't even see an owner between Brookings and Rapid City.  Black Listers in
both those cities.

bdub

On Tue, Sep 7, 2021 at 10:39 AM Ken Shaffer ken@fashionpar.com wrote:

Distributor seized up again.
In need of 307 Olds distributor for Howell system.
Anybody in this area?

Ken Shaffer
Marion Iowa
73 Canyon Lands, 455, Micro-level, Alum radiator, Alcoa wheels, Lenzi
hubs/bearings, Howell EFI/EBL, Rostra Cruise, Custom interior


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Jim Kanomata ASE
Applied/GMC, Newark,CA
jimk@appliedairfilters.com
http://www.gmcrvparts.com
1-800-752-7502

I gave him info on how to convert a standard dist to a 7 pi unit so he can get to his destination. I think he is not getting enough oil sprayin on the distributor gear to wick it up the shaft On Tue, Sep 7, 2021 at 9:18 AM Billy Massey <bdub.bdub@gmail.com> wrote: > Don't even see an owner between Brookings and Rapid City. Black Listers in > both those cities. > > bdub > > > > On Tue, Sep 7, 2021 at 10:39 AM Ken Shaffer <ken@fashionpar.com> wrote: > > > Distributor seized up again. > > In need of 307 Olds distributor for Howell system. > > Anybody in this area? > > -- > > Ken Shaffer > > Marion Iowa > > 73 Canyon Lands, 455, Micro-level, Alum radiator, Alcoa wheels, Lenzi > > hubs/bearings, Howell EFI/EBL, Rostra Cruise, Custom interior > > _______________________________________________ > > GMCnet mailing list > > Unsubscribe or Change List Options: > > > _______________________________________________ > GMCnet mailing list > Unsubscribe or Change List Options: > -- Jim Kanomata ASE Applied/GMC, Newark,CA jimk@appliedairfilters.com http://www.gmcrvparts.com 1-800-752-7502
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James Hupy
Tue, Sep 7, 2021 5:25 PM

Sounds to me like he has a rebuilt 455 by a machine shop that did not
install the oil plug with a .040" diameter hole in the rear camshaft oil
gallery that lubes the distributor gears and shaft bearings.
Big job to fix that. Engine has to come out, flywheel has to come
off, freeze plug that covers that oil gallery needs to be pulled, gallery
plug needs to replaced with the correct one, freeze plug needs to
be replaced, flex plate needs to go back on, and engine can go back in. All
for a cheap little oil plug. Such a deal for an overlooked step.
Jim Hupy
Salem, Oregon

On Tue, Sep 7, 2021, 10:15 AM Jim Kanomata jimkanomata@gmail.com wrote:

I gave him info on how to convert a standard dist to a 7 pi unit so he can
get to his destination.
I think he is not getting enough oil sprayin on the distributor gear to
wick it up the shaft

On Tue, Sep 7, 2021 at 9:18 AM Billy Massey bdub.bdub@gmail.com wrote:

Don't even see an owner between Brookings and Rapid City.  Black Listers

in

both those cities.

bdub

On Tue, Sep 7, 2021 at 10:39 AM Ken Shaffer ken@fashionpar.com wrote:

Distributor seized up again.
In need of 307 Olds distributor for Howell system.
Anybody in this area?

Ken Shaffer
Marion Iowa
73 Canyon Lands, 455, Micro-level, Alum radiator, Alcoa wheels, Lenzi
hubs/bearings, Howell EFI/EBL, Rostra Cruise, Custom interior


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Jim Kanomata ASE
Applied/GMC, Newark,CA
jimk@appliedairfilters.com
http://www.gmcrvparts.com
1-800-752-7502


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Sounds to me like he has a rebuilt 455 by a machine shop that did not install the oil plug with a .040" diameter hole in the rear camshaft oil gallery that lubes the distributor gears and shaft bearings. Big job to fix that. Engine has to come out, flywheel has to come off, freeze plug that covers that oil gallery needs to be pulled, gallery plug needs to replaced with the correct one, freeze plug needs to be replaced, flex plate needs to go back on, and engine can go back in. All for a cheap little oil plug. Such a deal for an overlooked step. Jim Hupy Salem, Oregon On Tue, Sep 7, 2021, 10:15 AM Jim Kanomata <jimkanomata@gmail.com> wrote: > I gave him info on how to convert a standard dist to a 7 pi unit so he can > get to his destination. > I think he is not getting enough oil sprayin on the distributor gear to > wick it up the shaft > > On Tue, Sep 7, 2021 at 9:18 AM Billy Massey <bdub.bdub@gmail.com> wrote: > > > Don't even see an owner between Brookings and Rapid City. Black Listers > in > > both those cities. > > > > bdub > > > > > > > > On Tue, Sep 7, 2021 at 10:39 AM Ken Shaffer <ken@fashionpar.com> wrote: > > > > > Distributor seized up again. > > > In need of 307 Olds distributor for Howell system. > > > Anybody in this area? > > > -- > > > Ken Shaffer > > > Marion Iowa > > > 73 Canyon Lands, 455, Micro-level, Alum radiator, Alcoa wheels, Lenzi > > > hubs/bearings, Howell EFI/EBL, Rostra Cruise, Custom interior > > > _______________________________________________ > > > GMCnet mailing list > > > Unsubscribe or Change List Options: > > > > > _______________________________________________ > > GMCnet mailing list > > Unsubscribe or Change List Options: > > > > > -- > Jim Kanomata ASE > Applied/GMC, Newark,CA > jimk@appliedairfilters.com > http://www.gmcrvparts.com > 1-800-752-7502 > _______________________________________________ > GMCnet mailing list > Unsubscribe or Change List Options: >
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Bob Dunahugh
Tue, Sep 7, 2021 5:50 PM

Got my extra EFI distributer out. On its way to SD.  Bob Dunahugh

Got my extra EFI distributer out. On its way to SD. Bob Dunahugh
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Ken Shaffer
Thu, Sep 9, 2021 3:34 PM

Big thanks to Bob D for loaning me his spare distributor.  I was not able to locate a HEI or vacuum distributor out in the area I was stranded.
Someone picked up Bob D's spare distributor and drove it 250 miles to meet me in a rental car.  then back to my coach, installed the new one with a
little more shim under it to allow better end play and drove it 450 miles home without incident.  I will post a reply if I ever find out whats going
on with this.  I will also be installing a temperature sensor on distributor shaft that reads out on my IPAD display. I never want to be stranded out
on I-90 again!!! EVER!
Bryce from California stopped in his coach while traveling by and helped me trouble shoot as well.  Thanks to him as well!!  So many great folks in
this group!

On another side note, The reflective triangles to put up on the shoulder behind you are a must in my book.  I broke down once before (distibutor
issue) and didnt have them.  I do now and it did give me a little piece of mind.
Please be safe out there and I hope none of you ever get stranded on I-90 between Chamberlain and Mitchell SD!!

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Ken Shaffer
Marion Iowa
73 Canyon Lands, 455, Micro-level, Alum radiator, Alcoa wheels, Lenzi hubs/bearings, Howell EFI/EBL, Rostra Cruise, Custom interior

Big thanks to Bob D for loaning me his spare distributor. I was not able to locate a HEI or vacuum distributor out in the area I was stranded. Someone picked up Bob D's spare distributor and drove it 250 miles to meet me in a rental car. then back to my coach, installed the new one with a little more shim under it to allow better end play and drove it 450 miles home without incident. I will post a reply if I ever find out whats going on with this. I will also be installing a temperature sensor on distributor shaft that reads out on my IPAD display. I never want to be stranded out on I-90 again!!! EVER! Bryce from California stopped in his coach while traveling by and helped me trouble shoot as well. Thanks to him as well!! So many great folks in this group! On another side note, The reflective triangles to put up on the shoulder behind you are a must in my book. I broke down once before (distibutor issue) and didnt have them. I do now and it did give me a little piece of mind. Please be safe out there and I hope none of you ever get stranded on I-90 between Chamberlain and Mitchell SD!! -- Ken Shaffer Marion Iowa 73 Canyon Lands, 455, Micro-level, Alum radiator, Alcoa wheels, Lenzi hubs/bearings, Howell EFI/EBL, Rostra Cruise, Custom interior