Originally Posted by cobalt327
The HEI distributor is another matter. The TD block takes a longer distributor than a 'normal' SBC or BBC engine.
Well hmm.. This is puts me in a pickle sort of...
Read more on the distributor length deal and it appears that the TD427 (& 366) even has a different oil pump drive shaft 'interface' -as in, Car and light truck is slotted, and TD/industrial/marine is round with 2 flats.
While I have the carb and ignition torn down, I'm going to pull the distributor for a checkup anyway. Then I will know for sure the difference in length, and if it's even feasible to MOD a typical HEI to work. (slip collar, shaft and or gear)