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Dec 1, 2010, 2:07 PM

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i have a 1930 pontiac with a flathead six. car has set for a few years. cant get the distributor to come out of the motor it will move up about a half inch and just stops everything is loose and looks like it should just pull out. any suggestions?

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Dec 1, 2010, 2:14 PM

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It's probably just stuck in varnish and corrosion. Use some penetrating oil around the base and just keep working it back and forth until it frees up.


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Dec 1, 2010, 9:19 PM

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As HT said some penetrating oil works good, I'd suggest PB blaster. Also what I've used on ones with a lot of sludge build up is a small ladyfoot pry bar. I get the end under the base and gently pry up, as it comes up more & more I keep spraying PB, push it back down and then pry up some more. It'll eventually come out...

Now this is way older than anything I've worked on so I am assuming there is nothing else holding it in there.........If this was a chevette, then it would be the fuel pump cam holding it in because that's what runs the fuel pumps on those......(don't ask me how I know that)

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