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292 distributor block off plate
#1375708 Thu Sep 03 2020 12:43 PM
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I couldn't find anyone that makes a distributor block off plate for a 292 so I made one.

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Old enough to know better, too young to resist.
Re: 292 distributor block off plate
mick53 #1375726 Thu Sep 03 2020 03:15 PM
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Great job. thumbs_up Also nice to see you using a 4 jaw chuck. The younger generations don't have the patience or in a lot of instances the ability to dial in a part on a 4 jaw.

John


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Re: 292 distributor block off plate
mick53 #1375765 Thu Sep 03 2020 07:18 PM
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The machine shops I worked in only had four jaw chucks. Nice looking job.
Did you get the o-ring dimensions/tolerances out of a Machinist Bible?

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Re: 292 distributor block off plate
mick53 #1375795 Thu Sep 03 2020 08:46 PM
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Nice work!
I'm sure you won't have any issues with leaks with those 3 0-rings. Might be a bit of overkill there. wink


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Re: 292 distributor block off plate
mick53 #1375800 Thu Sep 03 2020 08:57 PM
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I have been working on this stuff for 70 years & have worked on hundreds of 292 engines in fleets of step vans but I can't imagine any use for a "distributor block off plate".

George


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Re: 292 distributor block off plate
mick53 #1375802 Thu Sep 03 2020 09:03 PM
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Very nice work, HRL would call it "Eye Candy" for being polished, but I like it wink


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Re: 292 distributor block off plate
mick53 #1375812 Thu Sep 03 2020 10:03 PM
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Actually, I'd call it a very fancy substitute for an expandable rubber freeze plug. It makes as much sense as the rest of that engine does.
LOL!
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Re: 292 distributor block off plate
mick53 #1375823 Thu Sep 03 2020 11:29 PM
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There are even linked 4 jaw chucks now, be careful unless you need one.

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Re: 292 distributor block off plate
Wrenchbender Ret. #1375845 Fri Sep 04 2020 12:58 AM
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Originally Posted by Wrenchbender Ret.
I have been working on this stuff for 70 years & have worked on hundreds of 292 engines in fleets of step vans but I can't imagine any use for a "distributor block off plate".

George

Sometimes, you want to drive the distributor in a non-standard place.

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Re: 292 distributor block off plate
mick53 #1375868 Fri Sep 04 2020 04:14 AM
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And sometimes you want to completely do away with a distributor. With a crank trigger ignition you have no gears, chains, or shafts to get slack from wear and unless you twist the crankshaft the timing is always dead on.


Evan
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