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panhead1961 02-04-2013 07:06 PM

crooked distributor
 
Ok guys, what is going on here? I have never seen a distributor sit like this. New GM crate with new Performer intake. :confused:

http://i50.tinypic.com/2ntcjki.jpg
http://i50.tinypic.com/2ntcjki.jpg

speedydeedy 02-04-2013 07:17 PM

Even the best of us can make a mistake. Are you sure the cap is properly seated on the dist.?

speedydeedy 02-04-2013 07:24 PM

I built the equivalent to a ZZ383 crate engine and I just went look at it and my big block.They both look just like yours.It is hard to tell with a carb and air cleaner but I don't have a firewall yet so I looked from the back on my SBC and my BBC is on a stand with no carb so I got to look from both ends and they are clearly leaning just like yours so you are fine.I have over 100,000 miles on the BBC and never had trouble.:thumbup::thumbup::thumbup:

panhead1961 02-04-2013 07:25 PM

Yep...pulled it out took off the cap and made sure all the clamps were tight and cap on straight

speedydeedy 02-04-2013 07:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by panhead1961 (Post 1642724)
Yep...pulled it out took off the cap and made sure all the clamps were tight and cap on straight

Cool. You do not have a problem.

panhead1961 02-04-2013 07:42 PM

Speedy...thanks for looking at yours... I have built many small blocks and NEVER noticed it before! I guess the intake boss under the dist must be slanted as well or it would pour oil....

speedydeedy 02-04-2013 09:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by panhead1961 (Post 1642737)
Speedy...thanks for looking at yours... I have built many small blocks and NEVER noticed it before! I guess the intake boss under the dist must be slanted as well or it would pour oil....

Yes,I had noticed it once before but didn't want to rely on my memory.The intake boss and the bore in the block all have to be machined to this angle or it would not work.It is just how SBC and BBC are made.


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