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 Posted: Nov 7, 2017 08:35AM
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No, not that one... the one in the thread

"Possibly buying a 1970 for restoration ... Created by: rscott9399"

I think he's copy/pasting because of the comment about his spelling and punctuation 'challenges'.

D'ya think something happened to our resident troll?


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 Posted: Nov 7, 2017 07:34AM
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If we are talking about the same troll he has been quiet around here lately i just checked "his" thread and no posts since 10.17 and he is not banned yet.

If in doubt, flat out . Colin Mc Rae MBE 1968-2007.

 Posted: Nov 7, 2017 05:52AM
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If NickJons is real, he's a parrot. He appears as a new member and within 13 minutes responds to a bunch of threads, some several years old. In each he copied and pasted a phrase out of one of the posts in the thread, verbatim. This one in particular suggests to me who he really is:

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 Possibly buying a 1970 for restoration ... Created by: rscott9399

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Thanks for coming to your buddies defense.That was sweet of you.

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"Hang on a minute lads....I've got a great idea."

 Posted: Nov 7, 2017 04:25AM
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Nick, you copied and pasted my last message but I didn't see any text/comment added by you in your post.  What did you want to add or comment about?

EDIT:  Is NickJons a real person?  They appear to have just joined the forum and their posts that I found simply copied and pasted text from someone else in a particular thread without any content.  New Phishing or Spam bot?

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 Posted: Nov 6, 2017 01:24PM
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Finding the correct replacement spring isn't easy anymore so it is great you already picked up a replacement distributor

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 Posted: Nov 1, 2017 06:51PM
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A broken or stretched spring would allow the bob weights to beat the crap out of the inside of the dizzy.  When I picked up my Mini as a project its dizzy housing was held together with RTV from an apparent bob weight strike.  Regardless, the debris from the housing will be die cast and not magnetic. 

Finding the correct replacement spring isn't easy anymore so it is great you already picked up a replacement distributor.

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looks like one of the springs was defective. the plate was rubbing the housing.  pit a big gouge in it.  I can't swear the shavings were magnetic. They may have been part of the cast housing and they may have just kind of stuck to my magnet.  
anyway.  looks like it was just a defective part in the pertronix.  I was able to pick up a hot spark dizzy locally today and it's running strong now.

 Posted: Nov 1, 2017 04:18PM
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looks like one of the springs was defective. the plate was rubbing the housing.  pit a big gouge in it.  I can't swear the shavings were magnetic. They may have been part of the cast housing and they may have just kind of stuck to my magnet.  
anyway.  looks like it was just a defective part in the pertronix.  I was able to pick up a hot spark dizzy locally today and it's running strong now.

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looks like one of the springs was defective. the plate was rubbing the housing.  pit a big gouge in it.  I can't swear the shavings were magnetic. They may have been part of the cast housing and they may have just kind of stuck to my magnet.  
anyway.  looks like it was just a defective part in the pertronix.  I was able to pick up a hot spark dizzy locally today and it's running strong now.

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Quote:
Originally Posted by Morninglightmountain
nothing terrible inside the cap. the pegs are definitely not magnetic. 

there's a place in town called hot spark that says they have all the parts i need in stock.  
The cap high-tension posts are typically copper or aluminum, neither of which would be magnetic.  If those posts are OK, that says the dizzy shaft and points cam were spinning in a uniform circle.  That really makes you question what was going on under the breaker plate.

I hope the shop does have the parts you need but until you take your dizzy apart you won't know what those are.  This isn't a normal failure mode that I have seen or heard discussed.  If the shop cannot help you for this weekend, search for the local British car club and see if a local Spridget owner will loan you a dizzy for a few days.

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 Posted: Oct 31, 2017 08:11PM
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it's the original cap that came with the pertronix dizzy.  nothing terrible inside the cap. the pegs are definitely not magnetic. 
I'm trying to get it going before the car races at the COTA track this weekend.  there's a place in town called hot spark that says they have all the parts i need in stock. going to go by there tomorrow. 

 Posted: Oct 31, 2017 06:00PM
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That's not a 25D, cap clips are too short. It's a 45D base dizzy so cap will be GDC136 and rotor GRA1230. A lot of aftermarket caps do not have brass pegs inside so maybe the rotor was not fitted correctly and has been hitting the posts inside cap. What does the inside of the cap look like?

 Posted: Oct 31, 2017 05:23PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by dklawson

Being inside the distributor and being magnetic it really cannot be anything other than the shaft, cam, and bob weights.  All the rest of the dizzy is die cast. 
for non-chemistry majors:

Most die castings are made from non-ferrous metals like zinc, copper, aluminum, magnesium, lead, pewter and tin-based alloys


These are not magnetic.

 Posted: Oct 31, 2017 12:35PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Morninglightmountain
flakes seem to be magnetic, looks like it's something a little deeper. 
Hopefully just the dizzy.
Being inside the distributor and being magnetic it really cannot be anything other than the shaft, cam, and bob weights.  All the rest of the dizzy is die cast. 

Doug L.
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 Posted: Oct 31, 2017 11:52AM
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since everything's brass up top and the flakes seem to be magnetic, looks like it's something a little deeper.  Hopefully just the dizzy.

 Posted: Oct 31, 2017 10:33AM
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Hey fellas,
My mini started running a little rough.  Started to backfire a bit at high RPMS.
I popped the dizzy cap off and found these metal shavings.
I tried to make sure the cap was securely on before I took it off.
I believe it was. 
It's the pertronix 25d dizzy.
Can anyone here recommend a cap and rotor?  part #'s off the site? looking for something a little more heavy duty if possible.
thanks,
steve