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Distributor hole jig...


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When I wore a younger man's clothes, I used to drill holes in 1/25th distributor caps "by eye". Those eyes are now 65 years old, so with the help of a machinist buddy we came up with this jig to evenly space those darned 8 holes with a coil wire hole in the center.

On the opposite side of the jig is a center through hole to locate the coil wire hole...then flip over the distributor (3/16" dia stock) and put in the "pointer", work your way around with a pin vise and DA DA!

It worked.

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Great idea Doug, but I find it much easier to use pre-wired distributors and magnetos.

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What a neat idea, I could use one of those because of my eye-sight isn't what it used to be. It looks like it's made from teflon rod or something similar.

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Slick solution to a sometimes vexing problem.

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Seriously, you should sell those.

A similar product for 4 and 6 cylinder distributors would be good, too.

Charlie Larkin

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Or just drill one big hole and carefully glue the wires in. Fill the hole with a little epoxy after the wires are set and paint. Who's to know you didn't drill 9 holes?

Mark

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Mark...I like a challenge.

D

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i thought of making one to get off shapeways because im just as lazy about it do the wires through a tube thing.

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