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Distributor cap orientation?
#1
Hi all - I am going to swap out my cap with a new one soon, and just had a question on orientation.

I know there is a notch in the cap for alignment purposes (i took a pic and highlighted the notch - see below), and I assume there is a cutout on the distributor body to accomodate it (haven't had time to look properly)

However, if this is the case, how do people sometimes manage to put it on 180° rotated? Surely it shouldn't fit?


   
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#2
I looked at the distributor itself earlier - thankfully the notch is quite obvious. Still not sure how people fit it on incorrectly as I wouldn't have thought the clips would then reach.

I took a pic in case anyone is interested - the dust cove ralso has a tab that fits into the notch:

   
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#3
It happens, I guess it's usually when trying to do it without removing the fuel metering head as you have done. IIRC it does notch in 180degrees out (or feels like that)
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#4
Ah OK - well I'd better not screw this up considering I can actually see it lol
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