77 FXE Breaker point plate

Discussion in 'Electrical' started by Polarbear, Dec 10, 2010.

  1. Polarbear

    Polarbear Active Member

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    The breaker point plate on my 77 FXE will not come out. Any Ideas that will help are greatly appreciated. To answer some of the easier questions.
    1, I have removed the two posts that hold it in.
    2, I have removed the wire going to the points and pulled it out of the way out the hole. What have I missed?:(
     
  2. TQuentin1

    TQuentin1 Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

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    Using a flat-blade screwdriver or better yet a round flat end punch, give the plate a tap at the clock points (12, 3, 6, 9) to see if that loosens it. It may be just corroded abit in place. See the manual extract below.

    TQ

    Extract from Shovel Manual 66-84
     
  3. Polarbear

    Polarbear Active Member

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    Thanks TQuentin1, I will give that a try when I get to the house.