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    Anybody use orings on their distributor in a dart tall deck ?
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    I don't, but I look forward to hearing if others do.

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    Foxwell said a while back that he only uses the top one , I'm on the fence about not using one at all
    from what I've heard oil does not get pressurized at dizzy shaft area on the Dart blocks so seal is not that big a deal ...anyone do the groove modification or drill small hole into housing just above dist gear
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gopher711 View Post
    Foxwell said a while back that he only uses the top one , I'm on the fence about not using one at all
    from what I've heard oil does not get pressurized at dizzy shaft area on the Dart blocks so seal is not that big a deal ...anyone do the groove modification or drill small hole into housing just above dist gear
    When you say the top one, are you referring to the seal at the collar of the distributor and intake manifold?
    I do use a gasket there.

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    I have the groove modification in the lower, seems to help the bronze distributor gear live a bit longer.

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    Foxwell said a while back that he only uses the top one , I'm on the fence about not using one at all
    from what I've heard oil does not get pressurized at dizzy shaft area on the Dart blocks so seal is not that big a deal ...anyone do the groove modification or drill small hole into housing just above dist gear
    When you say the top one, are you referring to the seal at the collar of the distributor and intake manifold?
    I do use a gasket there.
    No MSD dizzy has 2 grooves in shaft body for o-rings that seal down in the block valley

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    ON a Dart block I've gone to using both. On GM blocks I use only the top o-ring.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gopher711 View Post
    No MSD dizzy has 2 grooves in shaft body for o-rings that seal down in the block valley
    Thanks, I remeber one but not the second.
    I'll go look and try to get up-todate.

    What material are the O-Rings and does anyone have the size that needed.

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    Just called Scott , block has to be prepped for o-rings as not to cut them on install , I'm not taking my engine back apart to do this so.....it's No Rings for me ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gopher711 View Post
    Just called Scott , block has to be prepped for o-rings as not to cut them on install , I'm not taking my engine back apart to do this so.....it's No Rings for me ...
    Thanks - I guess mine will stay the same for now without -O-Ring too.
    Does your distributor have an adjustable collar?

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    Yes , I had the MSD Billet std.deck .I think part # is 8551 ? Had a buddy cut seating flange area down to shaft OD in his Lathe , then bought the slip collar to allow it to fit in tall deck
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gopher711 View Post
    Yes , I had the MSD Billet std.deck .I think part # is 8551 ? Had a buddy cut seating flange area down to shaft OD in his Lathe , then bought the slip collar to allow it to fit in tall deck
    Good, that'll save some money having to buy a new distributor.
    As a suggestion, my distributor came with a split collar and I had trouble with it leaking oil around the gasket.
    After getting the depth correct, I put gasket sealer on top of the gasket and in the split of the collar.
    It had a tendency to allow oil escape through the split.

    The first time you install it with the sealer, put a little oil on the manifold sealing surface so the sealer can cure and not stick to the manifold.
    I've been using the same gasket for years that way and no leaking.

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    I've spent so much so far , anything to cut costs is a blessing
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gopher711 View Post
    I've spent so much so far , anything to cut costs is a blessing
    O' how many times have I heard, "How fast do you want to go," regarding cost.
    Once you get it there, the maintenance goes from checking things on occasions, to replacing, as routine maintenance.

    If it ends up doing what you want, it'll be worth it.
    As I keep cutting back on groceries to pay for it, I keep telling myself, I need to lose weight anyway.

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