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How To Rebuild Autolite Loadomatic Distributors
Freshen Up A Six-Cylinder Mustang's Single-Point Ignition With Help From National Parts Depot
By Jim Smart, Photography by Jim Smart
January 12, 2010
The new distributor lead is installed, pulled through, and seated.
The distributor shaft is next, thoroughly lubricated with engine assembly lube before installation.
The distributor shaft is next, thoroughly lubricated with engine assembly lube before inst
It should spin freely and without side play. Remember, as the engine warms, parts expand. If it's tight cold, it will seize up hot.
It should spin freely and without side play. Remember, as the engine warms, parts expand.
The distributor drive gear is next along with the tension pin. You should have .022-.033-inch shaft endplay. The distance from the mounting flange to the gear bottom should be 2.510-2.515 inches.
The distributor drive gear is next along with the tension pin. You should have .022-.033-i
Install the points and condenser next. Lay down a glob of engine assembly lube at the point rubbing block and rotate the shaft to distribute. When you set point gap, you want lubricant to be part of the measurement.
Install the points and condenser next. Lay down a glob of engine assembly lube at the poin
Check the breaker plate for proper movement.
Set point gap at .024-.026 inch at the top of the cam. Check point gap for 360 degrees and see what you have at each cam peak. Dwell angle should be 35-38 degrees. Spark plug gap should be .032-.036 inch.
Set point gap at .024-.026 inch at the top of the cam. Check point gap for 360 degrees and
Did You PerTronix?
Unless you're doing a concours restored Mustang classic, always opt for a PerTronix Ignitor electronic ignition retrofit in your six-cylinder Mustang. The Ignitor delivers a consistent hot spark for easy starts, smooth idle, and crisp performance. This isn't just sales hype, but years of experience with the PerTronix Ignitor, including the new PerTronix Ignitor III system. Don't forget the ground strap inside the distributor when you install a PerTronix system.
Did You PerTronix? Unless you're doing a concours restored Mustang classic, always opt f
Make sure the vacuum advance diaphragm arm is securely pinned to the plate with a cotter pin as shown.
Make sure the vacuum advance diaphragm arm is securely pinned to the plate with a cotter p
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2435 S. Haggerty Rd.
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440 East Arrow Highway
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