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Old 11-15-2012, 08:57 PM
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And the verdict is in.

After fiddling around with it, the stars and planets all lined up and she dropped down all the way without a gasket.

I know its not binding as I can lift the distributor end play by pulling up the rotor. Its not being forced up.
I'm sure you're probably fine, but were you able to tell that there is more than just 1/32" engagement between the distributor shaft and the oil pump drive shaft? Like at some point did the distributor sit way proud of the intake (like over 1/4" or so) when the alignment between the two shafts was off?

Just checking, 1/32" is not enough engagement as I'm guessing you know.

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I'm sure you're probably fine, but were you able to tell that there is more than just 1/32" engagement between the distributor shaft and the oil pump drive shaft? Like at some point did the distributor sit way proud of the intake (like over 1/4" or so) when the alignment between the two shafts was off?

Just checking, 1/32" is not enough engagement as I'm guessing you know.
No, it was just sitting up a wee bit.

I found my old gasket on the floor and found it was indeed squished nicely from when I took it out.

I'm sure its fine.
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I don't think I explained myself well enough. What I'm saying is, is when the distributor is put in "wrong" and the pump shaft is not aligned correctly w/the distributor shaft, the distributor- in that position- should sit a lot higher off the intake than just 1/32".

It should be at least 1/4" or more off the intake. If all there is is 1/32" engagement between the distributor shaft and the oil pump drive shaft when they're correctly aligned to each other, that is not enough.
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Keep in mind that the problem was not that the dizzy tang was on top of the pump drive and had 1/32" gap. It was after engagement of the tang and pump drive that it was riding high.

Of coarse its about 1/4" up if I miss the alignment with the pump shaft.

After some wiggling and stuff it dropped right down onto the intake even w/o the gasket.

Maybe the pump rod was not exactly straight or?? when I was dropping it in?

I do know I am engaging the pump rod as I pulled the dizzy up and turned the pump rod 360* by advancing one tooth of the dizzy gear and dropping it back down each time.

I had forgot about this simple pump rod trick until I was fiddling with it. I didn't need a screwdriver or spare dizzy to line it up. DOH!
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Old 11-16-2012, 02:17 PM
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Of coarse its about 1/4" up if I miss the alignment with the pump shaft.
That's all I was checking on. Good job!
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Thanks for watching my back Cobalt.
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