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Old 06-01-2019, 10:07 AM   #1
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seized centrifugal on hei

Put on a new rotor and cap and noticed the centrifugal would not turn , Have to take it apart or any other methods
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Old 06-01-2019, 05:45 PM   #2
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Re: seized centrifugal on hei

May not have to take apart. Spray some WD40 on everything, gently pry around with a screwdriver, see what happens. You may need some new weights and pins though...

Take a picture for us, that will help.

Be careful removing the springs. I've dropped them, never found one after dropping...

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Old 06-01-2019, 09:11 PM   #3
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Re: seized centrifugal on hei

thanks will post pic sun. I did spray with some w-d40 and letting it sit ,but where do I pry on ?
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Old 06-01-2019, 09:55 PM   #4
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Re: seized centrifugal on hei

Take the rotor off and check for the pads underneath the weights it gets gummed up and needs cleaning. if it has the factory springs on it, they are pretty stiff let alone the gummed up pads.
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Old 06-02-2019, 02:37 AM   #5
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Re: seized centrifugal on hei

Every one I've seen frozen up I've had to remove the dizzy and take it completely apart. Usually have to soak the bottom side with carb cleaner while moving it back and forth before it will come apart
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Old 06-02-2019, 09:07 AM   #6
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Re: seized centrifugal on hei

I took it out and sprayed it and again and again all day it moved very little. I,m suprized it ran so good. When I take the roll pin out on the gear to take the shaft out ,do you reuse it or get a new one,if I need a new roll pin is there a certain one to get as in material ,strength etc.
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Old 06-02-2019, 10:41 AM   #7
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Re: seized centrifugal on hei

Most kits come with a 'complete build', new springs, pins and weights.

Over time they can become sticky, especially if there were ever a cap issue where condensation could build.

When you removed the springs and weights usually a piece of emory cloth will do the trick, or a piece of sandpaper.

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Old 06-02-2019, 10:50 AM   #8
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Re: seized centrifugal on hei

Working on HEI's is too much work to save $50. I have a box full of old HEI's and all my vehicles have new ones from Skip White for $50.
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Old 06-02-2019, 12:46 PM   #9
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Re: seized centrifugal on hei

True, but what fun is that?

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Working on HEI's is too much work to save $50. I have a box full of old HEI's and all my vehicles have new ones from Skip White for $50.
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Old 06-02-2019, 08:58 PM   #10
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Re: seized centrifugal on hei

Well I got it loose but for how long.The springs don,t do nothing, like string I,ll try a rebuild kit. Any suggestions on a kit.
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Old 06-02-2019, 09:03 PM   #11
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Working on HEI's is too much work to save $50. I have a box full of old HEI's and all my vehicles have new ones from Skip White for $50.
I have have more enjoyment fixing or seeing why it doesn,t work. Skip white seems not bad but the $50 US = $100 Can.
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Old 06-02-2019, 09:40 PM   #12
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The last one I bought was from our local NAPA store.

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Well I got it loose but for how long.The springs don,t do nothing, like string I,ll try a rebuild kit. Any suggestions on a kit.
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Old 06-14-2019, 09:10 AM   #13
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Re: seized centrifugal on hei

I just went through my HEI last winter clean change this and that and it ran good and still does. I was looking for something from Sumitt and ran across there HEI blueprint dizzy on sale a couple months back for $80.Car fires right up and just runs alot better going to get another one for my truck.
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