Originally Posted by 68NovaSS
I'm with S-10, totally confused...what do you mean an odd number of teeth??? If it didn't have the same tooth pattern as the dist it would never mesh. Also, 180 out is referring to the position of the rotor when the dist is installed, meaning it is turned too far away from the #1 plug tower, it has nothing to do with the "number of teeth" anywhere. Did you rotate the motor at all while the dist was out, even a little bit? You can't use a long screw driver to rotate the oil pump shaft? And the oil pump will stop the dist from dropping in if the oil pump slot is not lined up.
It does have the same tooth pattern. Which means that if you look at the dist from the bottom and the pin that holds it in place goes through the middle of it, there would be one side of the gear where the pin is would have a single tooth right over the pin and on the other side the teeth would be on either side of the pin. So if the gear is on the dist. backwards/180 deg out (like the first dist. I received from summit) you will have a very hard time getting the timing where you need it. Iirc the dist. gear has 13 teeth.