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PostPosted: Sun Dec 03, 2017 4:46 pm 
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The title says it all. One of the spring clips that hold the Delco dissy cap on my 1850HL has snapped. Can anyone help? I reaslly don't want to have to shell out for a recon dissy just for want of a spring clip. Thanks.

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 03, 2017 7:50 pm 
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Try Robsport, give them a call?
I might have one somewhere, but it will take time to find.


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 03, 2017 10:12 pm 
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Hi Mike, If you want a brand new one the part number is 518437 from the early 1850 parts book p.20-11.
Try the usual suppliers.
If not I can do you a 2nd hand one when I work out how to remove it from the Delco body. It looks like there isn't a roll-pin retainer.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 04, 2017 12:35 pm 
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Tony, if you can get one off, I would be glad of it. Looking at my dissy, the springy clip can simply be forced over the pin - as you say the pin doesn't seem to be removable. Let me know if you can get one off and how much it will cost to post it to me and I will PM you with my address and we can arrange reimbursement.

I put that part number into Rimmer's website and it came up with the correct item, but it was NLA. It suggested an alternative, and when I tried that it showed me a track rod end clamp from a Land Rover! Quite how that is an alternative to a distributor clip escapes me.

Thanks for your help.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 04, 2017 12:44 pm 
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If all else fails try here http://www.distributordoctor.com/

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If all else fails try here http://www.distributordoctor.com/

Tony
It's a good idea, and I have thought of the distributor doctor, but as far as I know he only deals with Lucas dissys. His web site doesn't mention Delco units at all.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 04, 2017 1:54 pm 
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Have you tried any of the vauxhall parts suppliers or forums?
They have the same type of dizzy.
Cheers, Tony.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 04, 2017 3:43 pm 
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Hi Mike, Not easy to get off are they . I made the mistake of trying to extract it downwards. Never mind its all done now.
P.M. follows in a mo,
Cheers for now,
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 04, 2017 4:31 pm 
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Thanks Tony, PM read and replied to.
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