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Old 04-26-2012, 05:49 AM
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454 distributor install on a 1997 model

Hey there you all.Well my problem, I'm building a 454 motor and I believe is a 1997 model. When I stab the distributor as is going down I feel when it catch the gears on the cam, but as soon as I get it all the way down, the rotor spins free like it went pass the cam gears. I'm using a HEI distributor if this help. I also aligned the oil pump shaft and it did turned the oil pump.
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Sounds like the oil pump shaft is still not properly aligned....Turn it with a long screwdriver to the correct position and it should drop right in...
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