Removing 1968 j13 520 distributor fixing plate

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Wendell #9
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Joined: Mon Feb 22, 2021 7:56 am
Car: 1968 Datsun 1300 pickup


The j13 distributor fixing plate needs to be removed so I can set the spindle for distributor and fix the timing. I need assistance on how to remove the fixing plate. Is their anyone who knows?

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Joined: Wed Aug 17, 2022 5:32 pm
Car: '68 Datsun 520 Pickup


Hi Wendell,

removed the distributor plate on my J13 last week. It's basically a plate with integrated bushing: the bushing slides into the block until the plate is flush.
If you remove the bolt/nut which locks the plate, you can get it moving by tapping it with a plastic hammer so it rotates a bit. Then reverse direction so it moves more and more. Once you have it rotating in a decent way, you can pull the plate while tapping and then it should start to move out little by little. Worked for me!


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