Installing distributor



Installing distributor

Postby chromebumpers » November 13th, 2013, 2:40 pm

I'm by myself so nobody to hit the key to turn the Crank. I don't have a remote starter switch - has anybody made their own? Where do you attach the leads? Do I have to go down to the starter?

If I pull the valve cover (driver's side), which one of the 1st two valves is the exhaust? Last but not least, on a 'vette and turning the crank by hand, do you remove the fan blades to get a socket and long bar on the crank nut?
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Re: Installing distributor

Postby grumpyvette » November 13th, 2013, 3:14 pm

viewtopic.php?f=70&t=251&p=1366#p1366

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make sure the oil groove lines up with where the gears mesh when the distributors installed and timed correctly.
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btw a long blade screw driver will allow you to index or rotate the oil pump drive shaft to any location you choose, too allow the distributor to fully seat
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the oil pump drive and gears can benefit from extra oil flow mods
WATCH VIDEO
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hDG22KojIDA
if your distributor won,t seat on the manifold and gasket, and still leave .030-.050 clearance to the oil pump drive shaft, the oil pump drive shaft may need to be shortened (thats the correct route)or theres distributor shim gaskets

viewtopic.php?f=54&t=123&p=326#p326
http://www.stockcarracing.com/techartic ... tallation/
http://www.summitracing.com/parts/mor-26150
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READ THE LINKS
viewtopic.php?f=70&t=251&p=1366#p1366

viewtopic.php?f=53&t=5933&p=18274&hilit=crank+manually#p18274

viewtopic.php?f=50&t=455&p=559&hilit=crank+turning#p559

viewtopic.php?f=55&t=464&hilit=installing+intake

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remember the oil pump drive only seats in two locations 180 degrees apart but it can be lined up anyplace you want with a 18" long large flat blade screw driver prior to installing the distributor from the top of the engine rather easily before you re-seat the distributor, but as the distributor gear teeth mesh the distributor will turn the rotor about 15 degrees
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IF YOU CAN,T SMOKE THE TIRES AT WILL,FROM A 60 MPH ROLLING START YOUR ENGINE NEEDS MORE WORK!!"!
IF YOU CAN , YOU NEED BETTER TIRES AND YOUR SUSPENSION NEEDS MORE WORK!!
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