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 Post subject: Improvised "C" clamp
PostPosted: Tue Feb 07, 2017 1:57 pm 
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Well you know the old saying that you can't have enough "C" clamps. :mrgreen:

I was tuning up my pick-up truck over the weekend & one of the cheap@## little screws that holds down the distributor cap broke off in the base of the distributor. :s_mad

I really didn't want to pull the whole distributor out & try to drill out & re-tap that little screw, So I did the next best think & improvised. :s_biggrin

What I did was make a little "C" clamp out of a 1" piece of aluminum tubing I had in the scrap bin.

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It was a PITA to get to since the distributor is up against the firewall!
But here's a pic of the installed "C" clamp. (left side of cap)

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Not sure how long it will last? :s_dunno
But it's working fine so far. :s_cool

Doug


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 Post subject: Re: Improvised "C" clamp
PostPosted: Wed Feb 08, 2017 8:41 pm 
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It ain't fix right unless you use duck tape and a lot of it. :s_smile


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