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Old 07-01-2020, 10:23 PM   #16
142 guy
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Originally Posted by fatcatbestcat View Post
Thanks for the responses everyone.
On a side note (probably a dumb question, but I'll ask anyway);
I know the distributor is geared to the camshaft, but is is a bad idea to take out and replace the cam with the distributor in place?
Because of the way that the gear on the distributor / oil pump drive engages the camshaft, I am going to take a flyer that it is an impossibility. Perhaps by turning the cam clockwise as you remove it and rotating the distributor shaft at the same time you might be able to get the cam out (unless the cam lobes hit the drive gear as you pull it out. Even if the cam lobes didn't hit the drive gear I am pretty confident that you would never get the cam back in - at least phased correctly.

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