View single post by Judson Manning
 Posted: 04-21-2007 12:36 am
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Judson Manning

Joined: 03-14-2005
Location: Atlanta, Georgia USA
Posts: 406
Notice the distributor is protruding just about the exact height of the drive dog?  You just don't have it lined-up properly in the shaft.

Remove the cap, and while pushing the distributor into the accessory housing, rotate the rotor until the dog engages into the shaft.  The dog is slightly offset, so it only goes in one way, and my guess is that you have it 180^ out of rotation.  The fun part is getting the cap back on and remembering to keep the retaining clips accessible.

BTW there is precisely zero chance the new distributor will line up with your old one.  Plan on rotating the engine by hand a number of times and mixing plug wire locations to get the correct firing order.  Above all, take your time (no pun intended).