Pulled out my manette to fix the outer trim ring which was broken at all three screw holes and poorly glued by a PO.
I can see this was the reason they made them thicker later on, too thin and the tapered flat head screw breaks it there.
Used JB Weld 2-part epoxy, the really strong gray stuff, seems to be good now. Careful not to overtighten the screws.
Went to install it, got the wiring in and the outer tube nubs started in the stator tube slot, so it does not rotate, inserted a couple more inches, but it stopped about 1 inch short, won’t go in that last inch, and I hear and feel a clunking noise in the scuttle region.
I think it must be something to do with the manual advance mechanism, but I tried moving the lever and steering wheel and it made no difference.
I looked down the stator tube but didn’t see anything wrong.
Tried looking in the manette tube and there seems to be something up in there but can’t see because the wiring is in the way.
Is it a tube connected to the advance lever?
Does it have to engage another tube inside the stator tube?
I don’t see one in there.
Must be a trick I don’t know about?