3B dist anti tamper hold down

Bernie Benz b.benz at charter.net
Wed Jul 30 19:24:02 EDT 2003

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Who has removed this device recently and what is the easist method?

Having just looked closely at it, apparently it is a sheet metal aluminum
channel of a width to just fit over the hold down nut or bolt head.  This
channel extends from its covering of the hold down nut forward maybe 1.5" at
which point there is a steel rivit anchoring it to the head.  This round
head rivit could be an expansion rivit, as it appears that there was a pin
in the head of the rivit that has been driven flush to expand the rivit in a
hole in the head.  Apparently, one must either grind off the rivit head or
cut off the aluminum channel just to the right of the rivit.  Not much room
to do either.

Good ideas and exeriences will be greatly appreciated.


From: C1J1Miller at aol.com
Date: Wed, 30 Jul 2003 20:33:53 EDT
To: b.benz at charter.net
Subject: Re: 3B dist anti tamper hold down

In a message dated 7/30/03 4:42:21 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
b.benz at charter.net writes:

Hi Chris,

Where might be the best ref for removal of this pesky device, or your ideas
on the subject?

I'm trying to track down a miss on cyl#3 and, while I'm in there looking at
cap and rotor, I'd like to replace the dist drive gear with my new one.
Just getting aroundtoit.

Thanks, Bernie

Haven't pulled one off, but I've heard a long chisel or a dremel removes the
cover over the hold down bolt.
Chris Miller, Bolton MA USA, c1j1miller at aol.com
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