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From: Hartford, CT
Registered: Nov 2000

posted 11-07-2001 02:03 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for John1966   Click Here to Email John1966     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'm trying to remove the reluctor from my '78 Duraspark distributor so I can change the mechanical advance springs. I've soaked it with penetrating oil, and tried prying up with two screwdrivers but it won't budge. Do they make a wheel puller small enough to get it off?

Any suggestions?



'66 coupe, 289, '78 302 heads, holley 4160, K&N, Duraspark distributor, headers, C-4, 3:20 open rear. Estimated 165 RWHP (G-Tech Pro)

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posted 11-07-2001 02:33 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for TomP   Click Here to Email TomP     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I use a small two jaw puller, put a bolt or something in the center of the shaft to avoid damaging it. Half the time the reluctor breaks in half, but new ones are cheap.


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posted 11-10-2001 09:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for steve'66   Click Here to Email steve'66     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I never take it off, just pull the gear and bushing off the bottom of the shaft and pull the shaft up and out.


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posted 11-13-2001 12:08 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for marvin54   Click Here to Email marvin54     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Did you knock out the roll pin? They usually come out with a bit of prying with the pin out.

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