352 Distributor problem...please HELP!!! - Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board
Hotrodders.com -- Hot Rod Forum



Register FAQ Search Today's Posts Unanswered Posts Auto Escrow Insurance Auto Loans
Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board > Tech Help> Engine
User Name
Password
lost password?   |   register now

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 01-28-2005, 04:57 PM
tazzman68's Avatar
Justa Freak!
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Pacific NW
Age: 45
Posts: 48
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
352 Distributor problem...please HELP!!!

Is there anything lower in the motor that would cause a distributor to get stuck, and not come all the way out? I can get it to lift about a half an inch, but that is all. I don't wanna put to much pressure on it and break something. Any advice will be appreciated.

-ED-

    Advertisement
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 01-28-2005, 05:01 PM
Jmark's Avatar
Registered User
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: phoenix
Age: 61
Posts: 4,815
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Ed,,, its not uncommon for distributors to be a real bugger to pull if they have been in for years and years. Goo and junk gets built up on the housing of the dist inside the engine.

When I get a tough one, I spray some carb cleaner around the base and turn it one way, then the next. Lift some, spray some, turn some, spray some, lift some and so on. It will come out eventually. Nothing mechanical inside should be keeping it in.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 01-28-2005, 06:20 PM
onebadmerc's Avatar
I need a bucket of arc sparks
 
Last wiki edit: How to identify SB Ford heads without pulling them
Last journal entry: trunk floor
Last photo:
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Florence Colorado
Age: 43
Posts: 901
Wiki Edits: 1

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
You will just have to slowly work it out, twist it slowly back and forth and spray a lubricant at the base. I would also clean all the junk away from the distributor base before doing this, you don't want any dirt or junk getting into the motor. Don't try to pry it out, you will only break the distributor base. I broke mine because I was impatient, it was also a Ford 352 engine, luckily the 390 that replaced the 352 had a distributor in it.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 01-28-2005, 06:38 PM
tazzman68's Avatar
Justa Freak!
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Pacific NW
Age: 45
Posts: 48
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanks for the help

I appreciate it, A little patience, some penetrant, and a little elbo grease and she's out. I'm at a stopping point for the night, and first thing in the morning the intake and heads come off. Thanks again for the super prompt help.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Recent Engine posts with photos

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name (usually not your first and last name), your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:01 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
Copyright Hotrodders.com 1999 - 2012. All Rights Reserved.