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Old 05-21-2012, 01:16 PM   #1
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Default HEI distributor - how to disassemble

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Picture is of my HEI distributor, with the cap off.

Dumb question - how do I get to the centrifugal advance springs? Do I just remove the two screws on the rotor? Couldn't find this info anywhere. I would like to dig into this (timing) and check things out. There is a good bit of info here on the topic so I thought I'd check it out. But at this point I just want to get to them.

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Your hunch is correct sir, just benieth the rotor.
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Here's a basic "How To" in might help a little.
http://temp.corvetteforum.net/c3/joe..._Recurve.shtml

You can power up your timing light from the positive wire on the back of the alternator.
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awesome! Thanks guys. This looks like a fun project. Hopefully I won't screw anything up...
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