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.