Tools

I suppose it’s my fault that I didn’t have a 10mm crowfoot wrench to tighten down the new distributor, but in 50 years of messing with cars I’ve never had a need for one until yesterday.  This morning I got online and searched all the usual places, Sears, Home Depot, Lowes, etc.  They offered them online, but none of the local stores carried them.

Except one, Harbor Freight.  I usually don’t like buying tools at HF since they are all made in China and not of the highest quality, but I have to give them credit for having more variety than even Sears.  I also bought a mechanics creeper while I was there, another reason not to go there, it’s too tempting.

I put the 10mm (smallest one) crowfoot on my long extension and could finally easily tighten down the clamp bolt on the distributor.  The engine started right up and I went for a drive.  The power seems a little better and acceleration is very smooth.  And, no more points!

crowfoot

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