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Old 10-31-2020, 11:46 PM   #1
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Question Stuck Distributor Rotor

Hi there. Iím new to owning a Model A and have a 31 Tudor. Been running good but decided today to set the timing for the first time. Problem I ran into though is that I canít get the rotor out. Everything I read or videos I watch have everyone just pulling it out. Not happening on mine. So am I missing something about taking the rotor off to do the timing?
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Old 11-01-2020, 06:24 AM   #2
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Should come out - no mechanical fastener holding it.
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Old 11-01-2020, 07:37 AM   #3
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Here is a picture. Itís a friction fit for the rotor. If you remove the part of the distributor body that has the spark plug electrodes on it (as removed in the picture), the rotor may be easier to remove. (The distributor body is a friction fit too. Once you release the two spring clips that hold on the distributor cap, the distributor body should lift straight up. You may need to wiggle it a bit to get it free.)




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Old 11-01-2020, 08:37 AM   #4
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I have some rotors that fit very tight on the rotor and cannot be easily removed. Pry the rotor up and break it if necessary. Replace it with a new one. The cam could also be the culprit. If a new rotor fiits too tightly, then try using another cam.
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Adjust the points and check the timing, it may not even need adjustment, checking the timing is described in the owners instruction book
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Old 11-01-2020, 11:46 AM   #6
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Thanks everyone for your replies. Thought I was missing something simple but guess not. It’s stuck. ��
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Old 11-01-2020, 05:08 PM   #7
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Update: I got the rotor off with a couple taps from under it. Glad to know it wasn’t me. Thanks for the responses.
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Update: I got the rotor off with a couple taps from under it. Glad to know it wasnít me. Thanks for the responses.

Yay! Good job. :-)


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Old 11-02-2020, 05:49 PM   #9
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Good job CN.

Next you will be rebuilding the distributor. Then the engine, then the paint, then the glass, then the upholstery, then the tires, then the brakes, then the pinstriping.

It's called Model A project creep. Almost as deadly as the corana virus.
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Old 11-02-2020, 06:44 PM   #10
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Good job CN.

Next you will be rebuilding the distributor. Then the engine, then the paint, then the glass, then the upholstery, then the tires, then the brakes, then the pinstriping.

It's called Model A project creep. Almost as deadly as the corana virus.
And then we must get another one
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Old 11-02-2020, 07:46 PM   #11
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And then we must get another one
I have a theory that my first Model A did unspeakable things at night in the garage with the lawn mower! No more mowers but I now have 4 Model As.
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Old 11-03-2020, 12:26 AM   #12
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Well I’ve owned two Jeeo CJ’s so I quickly learned that Jeeo stood for ‘Just Empty Every Pocket’. Lol
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Old 11-03-2020, 12:05 PM   #13
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Thats about what they will do . I have also had jeeps .
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