AA Ford Discussion Group relating to the repair and restoration of your AA Ford.
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- Posts: 322
- Joined: November 15th, 2008, 8:18 am
- Body Type: 186 stake
- Model Year: 1931
- Location: Hawthorne California
Model A distributor, there is a collar on the shaft right below the housing. It looks like it has a pin through it to hold it on the shaft. How is it removed, I tried driving it through, couldn't move it. Anyone had this problem, or have an answer.
- Posts: 77
- Joined: September 30th, 2009, 8:02 pm
- Body Type: none
- Model Year: 1930
- Location: Massachusetts
Yes, it is a pin that you can drive out with a hammer and a drift punch. It’s a .125 diameter pin. Support the collar with two wooden popsicle sticks sitting on a bench vise with a slight gap under the pin and drive it out. Grind or file the drift punch side flush with the collar to ensure you are not fighting a mushroom on the pin. You can get a new collar and pin from any of the Model A suppliers