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100-4 Distributor Internal Ground Wire

steveg

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Trying to help a friend with his BN2 running very rough. New condenser, wires, coil, etc.

Do their distributors use an internal ground wire between the movable plate and side screw on the distributor chassis? Moss catalog seems to show it, but has no listing.

A picture would also be very useful.

Thanks in advance.
 
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John Turney

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Re: 100-4 distributor internal ground wire - does it exist?

Yes they do. I don’t have a picture, but one of the AHASC drivers had his come loose on a drive with us and reconnecting it solved his problem.
 

roscoe

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Re: 100-4 distributor internal ground wire - does it exist?

The wire is black and in the upper left. It has to be thin and flexible.20210220_130952_copy_891x1031.jpg
 

steveg

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Re: 100-4 distributor internal ground wire - does it exist?

Thanks guys -

Ground strap didn't fix the rough running - he's flatbedding it to the mechanic.

Will post a followup when there's a resolution.
 

roscoe

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Steve,
I was going to suggest looking for that but your experience level makes me think I wouldn't have wanted to think about you rolling your eyes over an unlikley problem. That's the kind of thing that if I'd done it, after hours of troubleshooting my wife would probably say "are you sure those wires are connected right?". I'd get all huffy and check them just to show her I'm no rookie and find I owe her big time, especially if she didn't gloat. I put small tie wraps on my ignition wires so I don't have to worry about labels becoming fryed or illegible. 4 tie wraps means number four, 3 for 3 and so on. I always fire up the engine if Ive had more than one wire removed at a time.
 
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