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Old 09-28-2020, 10:50 PM   #19
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Default Re: Distributor Removal Tip Re Ignition Cable Clamp

Originally Posted by ericr View Post
do you guys think the car came with the clamp installed to delay/deter theft? surely a thief had to disable the distributor from the cable to (somehow) start the car to steal it.

I believe it was part of Henry's ant-theft design. You would have to remove the head bolt nut holding the clamp before you could remove the distributor to install a bypass cable to hot wire it. Another part of the design is that when the ignition key is switch to the off position a ground is applied to the points further restricting hot wiring. The armored pop-out cable prevents easy access to the wires also restricting hot wiring.

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