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87 FORD RANGER 2.9

IM TRYING TO GET THE DISTRIBUTER INTO THE TIMING POSITION,THE OIL PUMP ROD WONT LET IT DROP INTO TIME.

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This works on chevy's,I don't know about fords.Take a long screwdriver, with a flashlight, if there is enough room, guide the screwdriver in the distributor hole, there should be slot on the top of the oil pump shaft, stick screwdriver in slot and turn oil pump shaft until it lines up with the distributor shaft of the position you want it in.

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