Couple new developments.
Don’t know where the timing is now, but I turned distributor till it pinged, then backed it down to the last position it didn’t. So I’m calling that good.
My hair of clearance at the steering shaft wasn’t quite enough. #5 header tube rubs steering shaft , shaft has a wedding band rub mark. Turning right I felt something funky in the steering, motor leaning left in the turn is my guess.
How can I dimple this tube in a touch without removing shaft or header? Map gas torch and heavy flat head screwdriver ok? If so, just remove plug wires around area, heat up tube and pry in.