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RossL Silver Member Ross LoMonaco
NJ, USA   USA
My wrench for my GM HEI doesn't fit. I used a crow foot 9/16" but it was a pain in the butt......... what are you guys using?

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darrellwalker Darrell Walker
Vancouver, WA, USA   USA
1966 Triumph TR4A "Christy"
1981 Triumph TR8 "Kate"
I replaced the bolt with a socket head cap screw, and then use a ball-tip Allen wrench. But if you have A/C, I'm not sure there is really any easy option!



Darrell Walker
66 TR4A IRS-SC CTC67956L
81 TR8 SATPZ458XBA406206
Vancouver, WA, USA

RossL Silver Member Ross LoMonaco
NJ, USA   USA
I do have AC. I might bend the offset wrench......

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Pat.L Patrick Ledford
New Wilmington, PA, USA   USA
With A/C I used a ratchet and socket with a wobble end extension. It will just grab. Can't remember for sure but I think a 12 point worked better than a six point socket.

In reply to # 1504213 by RossL My wrench for my GM HEI doesn't fit. I used a crow foot 9/16" but it was a pain in the butt......... what are you guys using?



Patrick
1980 TR8 DHC TPVDV8AT209637
1957 TR-3 Under restoration TS20462LO
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bowen6951 Gold Member rob bowen
Fontana, CA, USA   USA
Ditto for what Darrell said. It works very well and I have A/C. Thanks, Rob

RossL Silver Member Ross LoMonaco
NJ, USA   USA
This is what I ended up with. Used an offset wrench from Harbor Freight. Heated it with MAP gas and bent it in a vise. I had to grind some material away under the first bend at the 9/16's end that contacts the bolt for clearance on top of the timing cover. Using a small LED flashlight also helped to see/find the bolt under the distributor........ I think finding/see the hold down bolt was half the problem



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