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Re: Distributor seized up, ( DATA )

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Bob Dunahugh
Mon, Sep 13, 2021 12:57 AM

Problem resolved. All working well. Ken Shaffer will post the details.
Bob Dunahugh

Problem resolved. All working well. Ken Shaffer will post the details. Bob Dunahugh
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Ken Shaffer
Mon, Sep 13, 2021 7:08 PM

What I finally discovered is that the intermediate shaft was not dropping
all the way down in the oil pump.  The new oil pump must have tighter
tolerances or maybe just off a little on mine.  The shaft would drop down
and sound solid like it should... but I discovered that it was actually
sticking up almost 1/2".  Bob D had a spare rebuilt 455 that I could
compare the height of this shaft.  After learning that it wasn't seated
down all the way, I got onto this shaft with a needle nose pliers and while
wiggling back and forth and putting downward pressure on it..... It went
down!!
I hope nobody else ever has to jump on the distributor roller coaster that
I have been on, but if you do.... and need that measurement on how far the
shaft should stick up, call me.

On Sun, Sep 12, 2021 at 7:57 PM Bob Dunahugh yenko108@hotmail.com wrote:

Problem resolved. All working well. Ken Shaffer will post the details.
Bob Dunahugh


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What I finally discovered is that the intermediate shaft was not dropping all the way down in the oil pump. The new oil pump must have tighter tolerances or maybe just off a little on mine. The shaft would drop down and sound solid like it should... but I discovered that it was actually sticking up almost 1/2". Bob D had a spare rebuilt 455 that I could compare the height of this shaft. After learning that it wasn't seated down all the way, I got onto this shaft with a needle nose pliers and while wiggling back and forth and putting downward pressure on it..... It went down!! I hope nobody else ever has to jump on the distributor roller coaster that I have been on, but if you do.... and need that measurement on how far the shaft should stick up, call me. On Sun, Sep 12, 2021 at 7:57 PM Bob Dunahugh <yenko108@hotmail.com> wrote: > Problem resolved. All working well. Ken Shaffer will post the details. > Bob Dunahugh > _______________________________________________ > GMCnet mailing list > Unsubscribe or Change List Options: >
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Len Len
Mon, Sep 13, 2021 7:35 PM

Think I’ll take a trip to the men’s mall and pull a distributor off an
Oldsmobile  403

On Mon, Sep 13, 2021 at 12:08 Ken Shaffer ken@fashionpar.com wrote:

What I finally discovered is that the intermediate shaft was not dropping
all the way down in the oil pump.  The new oil pump must have tighter
tolerances or maybe just off a little on mine.  The shaft would drop down
and sound solid like it should... but I discovered that it was actually
sticking up almost 1/2".  Bob D had a spare rebuilt 455 that I could
compare the height of this shaft.  After learning that it wasn't seated
down all the way, I got onto this shaft with a needle nose pliers and while
wiggling back and forth and putting downward pressure on it..... It went
down!!
I hope nobody else ever has to jump on the distributor roller coaster that
I have been on, but if you do.... and need that measurement on how far the
shaft should stick up, call me.

On Sun, Sep 12, 2021 at 7:57 PM Bob Dunahugh yenko108@hotmail.com wrote:

Problem resolved. All working well. Ken Shaffer will post the details.
Bob Dunahugh


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Len and Pat Novak

1978 GMC Kingsley

The Beast II with dash lights that work and labels you can see!

Las Vegas, NV    new email: B52sRule@Gmail.com B52Rule@Roadrunner.Com

http://www.gmcmhphotos.com/photos/showgallery.php?cat=4375

www.bdub.net/novak/

Think I’ll take a trip to the men’s mall and pull a distributor off an Oldsmobile 403 On Mon, Sep 13, 2021 at 12:08 Ken Shaffer <ken@fashionpar.com> wrote: > What I finally discovered is that the intermediate shaft was not dropping > all the way down in the oil pump. The new oil pump must have tighter > tolerances or maybe just off a little on mine. The shaft would drop down > and sound solid like it should... but I discovered that it was actually > sticking up almost 1/2". Bob D had a spare rebuilt 455 that I could > compare the height of this shaft. After learning that it wasn't seated > down all the way, I got onto this shaft with a needle nose pliers and while > wiggling back and forth and putting downward pressure on it..... It went > down!! > I hope nobody else ever has to jump on the distributor roller coaster that > I have been on, but if you do.... and need that measurement on how far the > shaft should stick up, call me. > > > > On Sun, Sep 12, 2021 at 7:57 PM Bob Dunahugh <yenko108@hotmail.com> wrote: > > > Problem resolved. All working well. Ken Shaffer will post the details. > > Bob Dunahugh > > _______________________________________________ > > GMCnet mailing list > > Unsubscribe or Change List Options: > > > _______________________________________________ > GMCnet mailing list > Unsubscribe or Change List Options: > -- *Len and Pat Novak* *1978 GMC Kingsley* *The Beast II with dash lights that work and labels you can see!* *Las Vegas, NV* new email: B52sRule@Gmail.com <B52Rule@Roadrunner.Com> http://www.gmcmhphotos.com/photos/showgallery.php?cat=4375 www.bdub.net/novak/
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Ken Henderson
Mon, Sep 13, 2021 8:49 PM

The only significant spare in "Tweety Bird" is a full-up distributor.

FWIW,

Ken H.

On Mon, Sep 13, 2021 at 3:35 PM Len Len b52srule@gmail.com wrote:

Think I’ll take a trip to the men’s mall and pull a distributor off an
Oldsmobile  403

On Mon, Sep 13, 2021 at 12:08 Ken Shaffer ken@fashionpar.com wrote:

What I finally discovered is that the intermediate shaft was not dropping
all the way down in the oil pump.  The new oil pump must have tighter
tolerances or maybe just off a little on mine.  The shaft would drop down
and sound solid like it should... but I discovered that it was actually
sticking up almost 1/2".  Bob D had a spare rebuilt 455 that I could
compare the height of this shaft.  After learning that it wasn't seated
down all the way, I got onto this shaft with a needle nose pliers and

while

wiggling back and forth and putting downward pressure on it..... It went
down!!
I hope nobody else ever has to jump on the distributor roller coaster

that

I have been on, but if you do.... and need that measurement on how far

the

shaft should stick up, call me.

On Sun, Sep 12, 2021 at 7:57 PM Bob Dunahugh yenko108@hotmail.com

wrote:

Problem resolved. All working well. Ken Shaffer will post the details.
Bob Dunahugh


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1978 GMC Kingsley

The Beast II with dash lights that work and labels you can see!

Las Vegas, NV    new email: B52sRule@Gmail.com B52Rule@Roadrunner.Com

http://www.gmcmhphotos.com/photos/showgallery.php?cat=4375

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The only significant spare in "Tweety Bird" is a full-up distributor. FWIW, Ken H. On Mon, Sep 13, 2021 at 3:35 PM Len Len <b52srule@gmail.com> wrote: > Think I’ll take a trip to the men’s mall and pull a distributor off an > Oldsmobile 403 > > On Mon, Sep 13, 2021 at 12:08 Ken Shaffer <ken@fashionpar.com> wrote: > > > What I finally discovered is that the intermediate shaft was not dropping > > all the way down in the oil pump. The new oil pump must have tighter > > tolerances or maybe just off a little on mine. The shaft would drop down > > and sound solid like it should... but I discovered that it was actually > > sticking up almost 1/2". Bob D had a spare rebuilt 455 that I could > > compare the height of this shaft. After learning that it wasn't seated > > down all the way, I got onto this shaft with a needle nose pliers and > while > > wiggling back and forth and putting downward pressure on it..... It went > > down!! > > I hope nobody else ever has to jump on the distributor roller coaster > that > > I have been on, but if you do.... and need that measurement on how far > the > > shaft should stick up, call me. > > > > > > > > On Sun, Sep 12, 2021 at 7:57 PM Bob Dunahugh <yenko108@hotmail.com> > wrote: > > > > > Problem resolved. All working well. Ken Shaffer will post the details. > > > Bob Dunahugh > > > _______________________________________________ > > > GMCnet mailing list > > > Unsubscribe or Change List Options: > > > > > _______________________________________________ > > GMCnet mailing list > > Unsubscribe or Change List Options: > > > -- > > *Len and Pat Novak* > > *1978 GMC Kingsley* > > *The Beast II with dash lights that work and labels you can see!* > > *Las Vegas, NV* new email: B52sRule@Gmail.com <B52Rule@Roadrunner.Com> > > http://www.gmcmhphotos.com/photos/showgallery.php?cat=4375 > > > > www.bdub.net/novak/ > _______________________________________________ > GMCnet mailing list > Unsubscribe or Change List Options: >