Tip & How-To about Chevrolet Chevy
You don't have to spend 200.00 and up on a distributor for your pre-1962 235 in-line six.All you have to do is find a donner 1975-1980 six cylinder HEI distributor.Once you get your hands on one you can't just put it in and think your engine will be fine.The oil pump drive or end of the distributor is too short to engage the pump and will not pump oil into the gallies.So you must remove end by driving out roll pin and running 4 to 5 weld beads to make the shaft longer, a min. of 3/16 in.Then re-shape and chamfer end as needed.You should be able to find a suitable distributor at your local junkyard or check online.As long as you have the space for the bigger cap, you will notice a differance in idle and perrfomance.
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