Originally Posted by Pre-Tuner
I actually had the distributor recurved about 150 miles ago, and the place that did it commented on how nice the wear pattern looked.
If the distributor looked fine after 250 miles, and you put on another 150 since recurving (400 miles), makes me wonder what exactly was done when you had it recurved. If you didn't do anything else but pull the distributor, and put it back in...assuming with the same gasket between the dist. housing and intake...I would make a call to the guys who did your recurving. Does it look like they may have added a shim to take-up excessive play between the gear and housing?
I can honestly say I've never seen this happen. All the distributors, all these years...some were sloppy as hell...up-and-down and/or side-to-side...some were tight...and I've never seen this. But then...I've never had my distributor recurved. Hmmm. 0.o