Ben Dover wrote:Did those Pop Rivits come with the plates? If not, too bad you did not post a pic of the rivets furnished. It is easy to "set" the correct brass rivets using just a center punch with the head supported on just a piece of steel plate or your shop anvil, they will flatten out just right.
Ben Dover wrote:Spark Plug Wire tip. Tighten the wires in the cap just a bit more than snug. Tighten the ones in the plugs just hand tight unless you are going fording. What happens when you over tighten is that it can curl that thin wire edge on the brass threads of the cap, and can roll the thin edge at the top of the spark plug barrel inwards. This causes the red rubber insulators to lock into the cap or sparkplug and cause damage when the wires are pulled on.
This is how careful army mechanics did it back then.
Ben Dover wrote:I have always used a wooden hammer handle to work the 24 Volt M-38A1 Starters from under the hood, started sharing that trick to other GI's since around 1960. You can put the handle between the floorboard and the lever on the switch and pull toward the radiator. Let me know how a hammer handle works.
Ben Dover wrote:Be careful not to pinch the two Primary Lead Wires between the cap and edge of the coil, they can ground out.
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