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Need to replace rusty 87 GT Distributor, Question ? by robert1234
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Is the Cardone 84-1633 or the WAI DST1633 better?
What are the issues with both? I saw something about melting ?

Can someone explain, I want to replace mine since its rusty.

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Originally posted by robert1234:

I want to replace mine since its rusty.


A little bit of rust never hurt nuttin.

Umm... is the inside of the distributor supposed to look like this?

 
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LOL, its not that bad. But does not look good.
You think it will be ok?
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MSD distributors get rusty all the time and the shaft will seize.... It's a common issue.

No one is throwing them out at what they cost.

Like the MSD unit, take it apart, clean it up and lube it.
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LOL, its not that bad. But does not look good.
You think it will be ok?


Just so you know... that same distributor I pictured above was eventually transplanted (after it was cleaned up a bit ) into my '88 Formula which I daily-drive and autocross, and it works just fine.

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Great info, I'll pull it and clean it up.
It works just fine, since everything is original, its rusty over the years.

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...its rusty over the years.


Apparently the reason why the inside of the distributor rusts so bad is because ozone is produced inside the distributor (from the spark jumping to the poles in the cap from the rotor) and this heavily contributes to the corrosion... so make sure the wire mesh screen (for ventilation) in the base of the distributor is free of debris.
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Originally posted by robert1234:
its rusty over the years.


No

It's rusty over the parts.
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Apparently the reason why the inside of the distributor rusts so bad is because ozone is produced inside the distributor (from the spark jumping to the poles in the cap from the rotor) and this heavily contributes to the corrosion... so make sure the wire mesh screen (for ventilation) in the base of the distributor is free of debris.




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Report this Post03-28-2016 07:39 PM Click Here to See the Profile for robert1234Click Here to Email robert1234Send a Private Message to robert1234Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Pat, you are correct. And with every spark, small pieces of metal are blown away with very high heat and very high current for nano / micro seconds
It also produces alot of RF
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Really, Not Bill Nye !
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Really, Not Bill Nye !
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LOL!

Bill "Patrick" Nye
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I don't wear bow ties.
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