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  • I would love to meet the genius...

    ...whose idea it was to put the V8 distributor hold-down screw in such a brilliantly inaccessible place

    Just venting!


    [img=left]http://members.cox.net/clarknovak/lark.gif[/img=left]

    Clark in San Diego
    '63 F2/Lark Standard
    http://studeblogger.blogspot.com
    www.studebakersandiego.com
    Clark in San Diego
    '63 Standard (F2) "Barney"
    http://studeblogger.blogspot.com

  • #2
    It was a lot easier to get to when I was younger!
    John Clary
    Greer, SC

    SDC member since 1975

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    • #3
      It is easy to get to with a distributor wrench like:

      http://www.etoolcart.com/browseprodu...ench-V201.HTML

      ========================
      63 Avanti R2, 4-Speed, 3.73 TT
      Martinez, CA

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      • #4
        Go to your local FLAPS and get a distributor wrench.

        Matthew Burnette
        Hazlehurst, GA

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        • #5
          Been there done that! Guys it is not the tightening that is difficult, it's the STARTING the darned screw! Bah hum bug! [xx(]

          I too, could start that thing a lot faster when I was 20!

          StudeRich
          StudeRich
          Second Generation Stude Driver,
          Proud '54 Starliner Owner



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          • #6
            Nifty! As I observed, many jobs are made much easier when you have the correct tool for the job![8D][^]
            The trick is having a facility large enough to hold ALL of the tools you will need throughout your life. [B)]

            <h5>Mark
            '57 Transtar Deluxe
            Vancouver Island Chapter
            http://visdc.shawwebspace.ca/ </h5>


            Mark Hayden
            '66 Commander
            Zone Coordinator
            Pacific Can-Am Zone


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            • #7
              quote:Originally posted by StudeRich

              Been there done that! Guys it is not the tightening that is difficult, it's the STARTING the darned screw! Bah hum bug! [xx(]

              Quick trick.... put a drop of Crazy Glue on the screw and once started spray Crazy Glue remover if it won't come off easy.

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              • #8
                quote:Originally posted by StudeRich

                Been there done that! Guys it is not the tightening that is difficult, it's the STARTING the darned screw!
                EXACTLY!


                [img=left]http://members.cox.net/clarknovak/lark.gif[/img=left]

                Clark in San Diego
                '63 F2/Lark Standard
                http://studeblogger.blogspot.com
                www.studebakersandiego.com
                Clark in San Diego
                '63 Standard (F2) "Barney"
                http://studeblogger.blogspot.com

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                • #9
                  Tool needed- a mechanically inclined grandson under the age of 5 whose hands have not grown big enough to be able to reach in with the correct bolt & start it so that grandfather can continue to share in the joy of using that special wobble shallow socket & enough extentions to tighten the bolt once timing is set.

                  60 Lark convertible
                  61 Champ
                  62 Daytona convertible
                  63 G.T. R-2,4 speed
                  63 Avanti (2)
                  66 Daytona Sport Sedan
                  59 Lark wagon, now V-8, H.D. auto!
                  60 Lark convertible V-8 auto
                  61 Champ 1/2 ton 4 speed
                  62 Champ 3/4 ton 5 speed o/drive
                  62 Champ 3/4 ton auto
                  62 Daytona convertible V-8 4 speed & 62 Cruiser, auto.
                  63 G.T. Hawk R-2,4 speed
                  63 Avanti (2) R-1 auto
                  64 Zip Van
                  66 Daytona Sport Sedan(327)V-8 4 speed
                  66 Cruiser V-8 auto

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                  • #10
                    Ah, the older I get, the better I was! KP

                    Ken Pyle

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                    • #11
                      quote:Originally posted by Mark57

                      Nifty! As I observed, many jobs are made much easier when you have the correct tool for the job![8D][^]
                      The trick is having a facility large enough to hold ALL of the tools you will need throughout your life. [B)]

                      <h5>Mark
                      '57 Transtar Deluxe
                      Vancouver Island Chapter
                      http://visdc.shawwebspace.ca/ </h5>


                      And the mental capacity to remember where you put them!
                      Another tip: duct tape across the top of the wrench, stick the bolt in when the job is done the tape will pulloff easy. NT


                      Neil Thornton
                      Hazlehurst, GA
                      '57 Silver Hawk
                      '56 Sky Hawk
                      '51 2R16 dump truck
                      Many others.

                      Neil Thornton

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                      • #12
                        Easy now,
                        At least you can't blame it on some Japanese guy with little hands.
                        Dean.

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                        • #13
                          I just loc-tite a stud in there and then install the lock plate.
                          (Then drop the washer, lock washer, and nut.....Which immediately disappear never to be seen again[:0][B)])
                          Jeff[8D]
                          HTIH (Hope The Info Helps)

                          Jeff


                          Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please. Mark Twain



                          Note: SDC# 070190 (and earlier...)

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                          • #14
                            Hey, I used the Crazy Glue tip. Typing one-handed-can someone hand me the Crazy Glue remover I left in the house PLEASE. Cell phone is just out of reach from my free hand and I'm bolted to my car...

                            Jim
                            Often in error, never in doubt

                            ____1966 Avanti II RQA 0088_______________1963 Avanti R2 63R3152____________Rabid Snail Racing
                            Jim
                            Often in error, never in doubt
                            http://rabidsnailracing.blogspot.com/

                            ____1966 Avanti II RQA 0088_______________1963 Avanti R2 63R3152____________http://rabidsnailracing.blogspot.com/

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                            • #15
                              I've noticed I have educated fingers for jobs like that. It comes from installing the bolt for 50 years and it stopped being a issue maybe 30 years ago. I've done that with N8 on occasion, he'll say there s no way in hell to do this or that, and I just do it, but he's my go-to guy when it comes to electrical stuff.

                              JDP/Maryland
                              JDP Maryland

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