- Aug 8, 2014
- Reaction score
- Richmond, VA
no, I cleaned out the slot thoroughly. This problem comes in 2 partsThere isn't by chance just a piece of crap that has fallen into the intermediate shaft slot and now won't allow the distributor to seat properly?
1 Previous owner didn't know how to install an oil pump driveshaft and damaged the slot while installing the shaft. I replaced the oil pump driveshaft.
2 I installed too wide an o – ring so the distributor base would not seat completely against the top of the block. NAPA auto parts sold me the O-ring, and I didn't know enough to see that it was too wide. I replaced the fat O-ring with a more narrow model. Distributor fits fine now
Live and learn.