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    I don't know how well you will be able to tell from the pics but when you drop the dist. in it bottoms out on I guess the oil pump before the housing hits the intake. I ordered some shims today is the general idea to have tightened down dist. to set where it is in the pics with no clamp. Or slightly up from that or?? I talked with someone on the boards last night who sugested putting some grease on the gear to see how things are meshing. I'll try that tonite. What about taking a sharpie and coloring the bronze gear on the dist. black. Then run it for 10 or so minutes? I wasn't going to post this up but I'm bored,curious, and thought it may also help someone else now or down the road.
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    Sharpie would work for you.....(1 min should work) dont forget the oil pump check.
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    you may want to consider a different dizzy hold down clamp. That one maybe holding the dizzy down, but it isn't clamping shit



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    Quote Originally Posted by gn7 View Post
    you may want to consider a different dizzy hold down clamp. That one maybe holding the dizzy down, but it isn't clamping shit
    I think his dizzy as actualy sitting to deep. Not that I like the hold down.
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    Quote Originally Posted by H20MOFO View Post
    I don't know how well you will be able to tell from the pics but when you drop the dist. in it bottoms out on I guess the oil pump before the housing hits the intake. I ordered some shims today is the general idea to have tightened down dist. to set where it is in the pics with no clamp. Or slightly up from that or?? I talked with someone on the boards last night who sugested putting some grease on the gear to see how things are meshing. I'll try that tonite. What about taking a sharpie and coloring the bronze gear on the dist. black. Then run it for 10 or so minutes? I wasn't going to post this up but I'm bored,curious, and thought it may also help someone else now or down the road.
    Number 1- wrong style hold down. Number 2- Look at where the vac can is hitting. M

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    Quote Originally Posted by gn7 View Post
    you may want to consider a different dizzy hold down clamp. That one maybe holding the dizzy down, but it isn't clamping shit
    what is the "rite" hold down clamp????
    got a pic?

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    Quote Originally Posted by FastRat View Post
    what is the "rite" hold down clamp????
    got a pic?

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    I think the clamp will work just fine once I get shims under the dist. Re the vac can, I just dropped the dist in and shot a pic, that's not exactly where it sits when it's timed. Hopefuly, I can try the sharpie thing and run it this weekend. Maybe you can't tell from the pics but when you drop the dizzy in, it's a good 1/6" from touching the manifold.
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    Are you sure its dropped into the oil pump?

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    Yep, when I picked it up it was running on a stand with 60+ psi. Then I took it home and got lookin at the little spot of oil on the intake by the dist, then I looked closer and could see the the whole dist was leaning to the left(because of the clamp). I could be wrong but I think when I took the intake to get soda blasted it had a black washer like deal in the dist hole, and when I picked it up it was gone. I wish I had payed more attn. before I dropped it off.
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    need to get a set of these
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    Is that manifold for a tall deck?

    do yourself a favor and can that hold down. in fact I notice that the manifold will except 2 hold downs, think about getting two like this. Problem with the one you have, is that there is no form of reinforcement to it. It's just a bent piece of metal, and will very easily bend right back. The more you tighten it, the more it straightens out
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    I learned the hard way, You dont want the dist. to bottom out on the oil pump! It will wipe out the pump. Check it out,maybe it's a tall deck dist. Or somebody machined down the dist. pocket?
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    I also thought of maybe 2 hold downs. Btw it is a tall deck manifold on a tall deck block, dist. is a std height one. Back to my orig question, how much should I shim it up? Just enougph so that when I clamp the dist. down that it's not pushing down on the pump?
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    approx .020 from where it bottoms on the pump. So you need to find out how high it is from setting on the manifold now and add .020 to that to get your total shim thickness. Right now it's bottomed out on the pump and that is not good.



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