ASF Depot Colombus OHIO 1943

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ASF Depot Colombus OHIO 1943

Post by YLG80 » Thu Jan 10, 2019 4:13 am

What the heck are they doing on these distributors at that improvised work station in a very dark environment ? Rework?
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Re: ASF Depot Colombus OHIO 1943

Post by W. Winget » Thu Jan 10, 2019 5:43 am

Looks like reclamation work at the depot level. Taking table full of distributors with wires, then removing caps from distributors, wires placed together through the wire loom holder and tape the coil wire to the bundle. The wire sets look to have several torn or missing distributor dust/water covers in the pile as well.
Also note the coil wires seem to have a large pipe shaped piece over the wire (Lady on left is holding that part particularly) If looking at the pile in zoom, you see it along the coil line about three inches back from the cap end. Sort of like an in-line noise filter you see on some USB charging cords (Gee maybe that's it, part of the noise suppression kit)
Neat photo, wonder if they re-used the caps or crushed them up for brass recovery.
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Re: ASF Depot Colombus OHIO 1943

Post by YLG80 » Thu Jan 10, 2019 6:02 am

Good point.
I did not think to a reclamation process.
When I zoom into the full size photo, I can see that the distributors are very dusty :D .
The woman on the left has a badge with her photo and the year 1943.
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Re: ASF Depot Colombus OHIO 1943

Post by W. Winget » Thu Jan 10, 2019 10:53 am

Stranger still would be how many distributors laying there are from re-build program jeeps when the thing was only about 2 years old and still rolling off the assembly line.
They must have been beating the #%@ out of them to need a rebuild that fast. This is likely only one little snapshot in time for those ladies that did this weekly? monthly? daily? for just distributors?
the logistics are boggling.
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Re: ASF Depot Colombus OHIO 1943

Post by artificer » Thu Jan 10, 2019 12:07 pm

More likely 'mechanics' changing distributors out as they didn't know how to diagnose, change or set points. Imagine how many coils, plug leads & spark plugs were tossed!
Ignition issues? Just change everything.

Had an example in SVN @ a U.S. motor pool. They had changed out a complete engine on a 5kW generator & couldn't start the new one, plus had absolutely no idea what was wrong.

Over a few beers @ their facility after work, we firstly established there was no spark, then cleaned the preservative off the points & it fired right up.
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Understand how system parts interact with one another. GOOD parts can then be established & the NOT GOOD problem/s part/s isolated for repair or replacement.


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Re: ASF Depot Colombus OHIO 1943

Post by gerrykan » Thu Jan 10, 2019 4:25 pm

An aquaintance that was in the Motorpool when M37 Dodges were in service told me that a tune-up would include exchanging the distributor with a new/rebuilt unit.
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