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Bob Gaines

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Re: Car runs when key is turned off.
« Reply #30 on: July 09, 2019, 07:30:56 PM »
Had the one with the Pertronix in the car, and could not get it to fire, or run. Am putting the new one, with the points back in, but no luck getting it down over the oil pump shaft. I get it down to where the dist. gear  and cam gear engage, but no luck getting it to go any further. Any help appreciated. Ron
Use a oil pump priming shaft to turn the oil pump drive so that it is indexed the same as the end of the distributor. Sold at speed shops on line etc. you can also use a thin wall socket on a extension however that can be risky as they can separate and fall into the engine. I can't post picture but here is one on ebay . https://www.ebay.com/itm/OIL-PUMP-PRIMER-TOOL-1-4-Hex-FORD-Engine-289-302-390-428/372639484467
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Re: Car runs when key is turned off.
« Reply #31 on: July 09, 2019, 07:58:12 PM »
...or you can make one if you have an old distributor to use as a core.  Just remove the guts from the housing, then weld a 3/8 socket to the top of the shaft.  Great tool to use with a speed wrench to prime the oil pump, get oil to the rocker arms, etc.
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Re: Car runs when key is turned off.
« Reply #32 on: July 09, 2019, 08:42:23 PM »
Since the shaft turns when the gears engage, how do you know how to index the shaft to match the oil pump shaft? Ron
Original owner of 6S550. Owned since 1967. 64,000 Miles, all body original except hood and front valance. All glass original except windshield. Still has aluminum 4 speed. Has replacement Mico.  Also own 1966 Mustang convertible. They are drivers, not trailer queens.

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Re: Car runs when key is turned off.
« Reply #33 on: July 09, 2019, 08:58:00 PM »
Since the shaft turns when the gears engage, how do you know how to index the shaft to match the oil pump shaft? Ron
Trail and error.If it doesn't engage then move it a little more etc. etc.
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Re: Car runs when key is turned off.
« Reply #34 on: July 12, 2019, 07:36:19 PM »
Just a note to let everyone know that I got the distributor in, finally, and 550 is back up and running. Thanks to everyone for the help, and thoughts. Ron
Original owner of 6S550. Owned since 1967. 64,000 Miles, all body original except hood and front valance. All glass original except windshield. Still has aluminum 4 speed. Has replacement Mico.  Also own 1966 Mustang convertible. They are drivers, not trailer queens.