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62, that was the rite move, pm'ing me.
i never saw this thread.

looking at the brass part you can see how the spring catches on the inward bent tabs.
there are also unbent tabs on the brass.
these, when bent outward just a little, fit into slots on the far side of the steel bushing pressed into cam cover.

heres how the factory assmed this thing
they had pre-assemebled the brass to the steel before steel was pressed into cover.
then
they dropped spring into cover
then
pressed the brass/steel assm into cover as a unit.
then
manipulate the spring to sit correctly if needed.

these outward bent tangs do 2 things.
1) they keep the brass hat and spring captive in cover upon gen removal.

2) more importantly, they key the brass to the steel to prevent brass from rotating with gen gear. the brass is unable to rotate by the tangs keying into the slots.

ive never tried to assm the thing without removing the steel from cover, and following the above procedure.
can it be done with out removing the steel? idk. never tried.

notes:
a) tabs must be bent outward enuff that brass stays keyed to steel at full spring compression. you dont want the brass hat to 'unkey' when generator compresses spring.

b) brass needs to be able to 'plunger' in and out under the spring pressure once the tags are bent.
if you get too aggressive you can cause deformations in the brass that allow it to hang up in its sliding fit to the steel.
Hi Dr Dick,

I was able to bend the tangs out without having to remove the steel bush, just used a screwdriver and tapped it with a hammer to bend the 2 locating tabs out.

Thanks again for you help on this one, might be able to fit up my cams and cam cover now, cheers.

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