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Old 08-07-2010, 02:02 AM
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You got off light- the damage will be limited to a distributor thrust washer, cap and rotor, probably an oil pump and a shim kit to set the distributor height/gear mesh.

The labor is another thing.

You might want to go ahead and get shims to set the distributor end play. Shims linked are for a 1/2" shaft diameter, check yours to see what it is before ordering.

The relationship of the dist. gear to the cam gear causes the dist. shaft to rise upwards- so when checking the pattern, be sure the shaft is fully up w/all clearance removed from the gear end- that is how the dist. shaft and gear is when the engine is running.

I do not believe you could have broken the tangs off an OEM thrust washer like that- the OEM piece is thick enough that I believe it would have taken out the aluminum housing first. But in any event, that dist. shaft had to have been really bound up to do what it did.
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