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    Just got a 68 El Camino with a 383. Trying to remove the distributor cap from this MSD and I can't get it to come. Just the regular 1/4 turn screws. I've tapped pretty good on it and it doesn't want to budge. Anybody if there's something special about these distributors?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Littlefield View Post
    Just got a 68 El Camino with a 383. Trying to remove the distributor cap from this MSD and I can't get it to come. Just the regular 1/4 turn screws. I've tapped pretty good on it and it doesn't want to budge. Anybody if there's something special about these distributors?
    Just talked to the MSD guy. He said there's no reason it shouldn't come off.

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    I'd agree. it should come off. Can you use a mirror and look around the hold down screws? Are they really clear? Does it lift off at all? Even a little?? Very strange!
    Are the high tension wires holding it down??

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    even with the locks turned in the closed position it should still be able to be raised a little bit .. it is just stuck .. get a bigger hammer ..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Littlefield View Post
    Just got a 68 El Camino with a 383. Trying to remove the distributor cap from this MSD and I can't get it to come. Just the regular 1/4 turn screws. I've tapped pretty good on it and it doesn't want to budge. Anybody if there's something special about these distributors?
    Mine screws on (not 1/4 turn), try turning the screws more.

    If that doesn't work, it may have gotten too hot and melted something onto the distributor base. If you raise the screws up all the way, you may be able to clamp them inward and break the cap loose. Though, you may have to gently break the cap to get it off.

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    I like Hoss's idea, get a bigger hammer.
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