My Anderson Time came with the typical pin retaining collar but also has a black metal collar? Does anyone know where that is installed?
Gerald it could be a spacer to help adjust the flapper t hit center on the tabs on the inside....maybe.
Do you know if the spacer goes between flapper and engine or between flapper and nut? Perhaps either? The black metal ring is cupped on one side and flat on the other and really doesn't seem to fit anywhere except against the nut; the nut fits into ring.
I think I remember that you use it between the flapper and the oil seal. I'm not sure but it seems that your suppose to set it up put grease on the tabs and put the timer on then rotate the engine to see were the flapper moves the grease so you can see how fully it is hitting the tabs. Gerald I may be blowing smoke but it seems that was something I read a while back.
Is that the seal you also purchased? The seal is a modern neoprene seal that replaces the felt washer in the timer cover. Does away with the brass retainer shield too when used as there is no felt to now shield.
Can't think of any black metal collar to be used.
Only pieces that are fitted as extra, if needed, are some thin spacer washers or shims.
Here is link to the Anderson Timer accessory page.
Dan your right it was small washers or spacers not just a collar
Must be a random part that fell into box as it is not shown as a component of the Anderson Timer and is clearly not a spacer.