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#1 NJKen OFFLINE  

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Posted February 24, 2013 - 08:12 AM

Anyone have a junk or parts TJD engine around they'd like to sell the distributor out of ? While installing new points in mine tonight, the tab on the plate that holds the points in place broke. It had a slight bend in it and when I tried to twist it straight so the points lined up correctly, it broke rite off.


Prestolite Distributor IGW 4412 8 A 

 


I'm going to email Tim Stine in PA and hopefully he has the part I need. I'd hate to have to buy a complete new distributor. Forklift is out of commission. : (


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Posted February 24, 2013 - 08:16 AM

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Posted February 24, 2013 - 10:33 AM

Broken part.

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Posted February 24, 2013 - 10:34 AM

Does that have a Fairbanks Mag Ken,,, I found a link for a dealer over here in Tyngsboro Mass, I'll see if i can find it again...



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Posted February 24, 2013 - 10:35 AM

Ok, just read the part on the prestolite distributor, but he might have those parts to....



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Posted February 24, 2013 - 01:30 PM

<p>Ok, just read the part on the prestolite distributor, but he might have those parts to....</p>


Thanks for looking, the only thing I've found is complete new distributors. ($190)
Last option for me. I only paid 300 for the forklift.
If the part can't be found, I hope to be able to fab something up.

Again thanks for looking.

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Posted February 24, 2013 - 11:43 PM

Since you have the broken piece, it should be easy to braze or silver-solder it back together ??? 



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Posted February 25, 2013 - 09:10 AM

<p>Since you have the broken piece, it should be easy to braze or silver-solder it back together ??? </p>


That's an option, but I'm not sure if it would work. The tolerances for the 6-40 threads would be too loose I believe.

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Posted February 25, 2013 - 07:09 PM

take it to a local welding shop and have it TIG welded, this will lend strength to the piece and have him fill the hole in and you just have to drill it out and retap it to the correct size . of course this is assuming you don't have the ability to do this yourself . the tjd we have with a distributor is in to good a shape to part and it's the only one of four we have that does not have a mag and you may consider finding a mag online to use and replace the dist all together they seem to be more reliable when timed right, one of ours can be rope started at twenty degrees on the mag with no power on the buzz rig at all , the magneto does not require any input power for startup or run so with this said i will look through a box of parts and see if there is a points mount plate with the stuff , it all came in one deal on ebay i got a couple years ago ad said box of tjd parts and there was a wide selection of odd parts and some i don't think are tjd parts but will look and see. just my thoughts . :thumbs:


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Posted February 26, 2013 - 10:33 AM

<p>take it to a local welding shop and have it TIG welded, this will lend strength to the piece and have him fill the hole in and you just have to drill it out and retap it to the correct size . of course this is assuming you don't have the ability to do this yourself . the tjd we have with a distributor is in to good a shape to part and it's the only one of four we have that does not have a mag and you may consider finding a mag online to use and replace the dist all together they seem to be more reliable when timed right, one of ours can be rope started at twenty degrees on the mag with no power on the buzz rig at all , the magneto does not require any input power for startup or run so with this said i will look through a box of parts and see if there is a points mount plate with the stuff , it all came in one deal on ebay i got a couple years ago ad said box of tjd parts and there was a wide selection of odd parts and some i don't think are tjd parts but will look and see. just my thoughts . :thumbs:</p>


Looks like fixing it is fast becoming my only affordable option. Tim Stine (the Wisconsin guy in pa) replied back to me this am and he don't have it either. But he does have a new pointless electronic distributor for $180. I'm not putting that much $$ into this unless I absolutely have to.
I ordered a 6-40 tap and will have it welded like you suggested.
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Posted February 26, 2013 - 12:03 PM

Ken,

I think welding it with a TIG would be the way to go. Just be careful tapping it because it will be hard and possibly break the tap. Especially with a tap that small.



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Posted February 26, 2013 - 12:28 PM

Ken, make a new tab for the broken one, have it welded to the base of the broken one after it gets cut off. That will give you the proper location. I think this would be your best and least expensive fix for this.



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Posted February 28, 2013 - 04:36 PM

if you use a mild steel rod and heat the part and cool it slowly this will reduce the hardness of the weld , but replacing the whole tab may be a better choice



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Posted March 05, 2013 - 09:04 AM

This thread can be removed, part was welded drilled and tapped. Put everything back together and it's working great.

Now for the carb rebuild. Hope that goes smoothly.





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