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Rotor button
#1399989 Thu Mar 04 2021 07:08 PM
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As many of you know I'm laid up for a while. I have an old friend that really knows his way around old cars and trucks. He can't get my 54-3100 235 running smooth. He noticed that the rotor button is loose on the shaft. When I was in the parts business a customer came in with the same problem, we found out that we had sold him an International 6 cyl. button, which fits a Chevy but is a little loose. I just spoke with the Jim Carter folks and John said this is a fact. I have a NOS original GM condenser, but I would like to get the capacitor that one of the Stovebolter's makes. Who is it? Doc.


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Re: Rotor button
Doc.Hall #1399991 Thu Mar 04 2021 07:23 PM
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Re: Rotor button
Doc.Hall #1400036 Thu Mar 04 2021 11:06 PM
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A piece of shim stock (or a slice cut from a Coke can) will probably serve to tighten up that rotor if you don't want to replace it.
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Re: Rotor button
Doc.Hall #1400037 Thu Mar 04 2021 11:11 PM
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You could probably use a piece of paper of thin card stock too.


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Re: Rotor button
Doc.Hall #1400103 Fri Mar 05 2021 02:55 PM
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Hi Doc,
I'm the condenser / capacitor guy. However I will be out of town for about 10 more days. Please contact me then. Email is a good way to connect. Scads of folks use it to communicate with me all the time. My address is jon_goodman@yahoo.com


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Re: Rotor button
Doc.Hall #1400111 Fri Mar 05 2021 03:44 PM
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Thanks Jon.


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Re: Rotor button
Doc.Hall #1400113 Fri Mar 05 2021 03:45 PM
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Thanks Jerry, I will tell my friend to do that. Ed


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Re: Rotor button
Doc.Hall #1400117 Fri Mar 05 2021 04:22 PM
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I think I would get the correct rotor. That thing rides close to the terms. in the cap. It only turns half as fast as the engine but at high rpm it could wobble enough to contact one & thats were you will be.
George


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Re: Rotor button
Wrenchbender Ret. #1400129 Fri Mar 05 2021 07:55 PM
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Originally Posted by Wrenchbender Ret.
I think I would get the correct rotor. That thing rides close to the terms. in the cap. It only turns half as fast as the engine but at high rpm it could wobble enough to contact one & thats were you will be.
George

Good advice. Rotors are cheap.


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Re: Rotor button
Doc.Hall #1400132 Fri Mar 05 2021 08:08 PM
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As a temporary fix only, shimming the gap between the rotor and the shaft will move the tip AWAY from the cap contacts a few thousandths of an inch, and also stabilize the wobble. Shade tree fixes are usually more effective than some folks think.
Jerry


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