When I pulled the distributor before to "unstick" the advance mechanism, I noticed that the control springs were past their best, so source a new set form "The Distributor Doctor) (no connection, but would recommend for classics owners).
So this morning I uprooted said distributor again and fitted the new ones. Pics show the offending items, plus the whole thing complete with oil pump drive shaft. (which comes out with it).
70's Ford V4's and V6's are like that, Granada, Transit etc., hexagonal drive shaft distributor to oil pump, useless information I know but they did tend to go round at one end, eventually, so might be worth replacing Wilf?
Good spot Geoff, but I did check it last time, it was fine, no signs of it rounding off. And, believe it or not, I have never seen it mentioned in "stag circles". Must be the one thing BL got right.
On Yank V8s, people who will insist on fitting "high volume, high pressure" aftermarket oil pumps on engines with street bearing clearances often end up with pump drive shafts that are twisted into scrap.
Good job there Wilf.
Glad to see you've a red rotor arm on there.
I looked at the Distributor Doctor but went with Powerspark electronic replacements in the end. They build them new in reproduction alloy bodies.
Can't be bothered with the mechanical eletronics of the originals. Condensers are so hit and miss these days.
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