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Old 09-05-2005, 06:02   #1 (permalink)
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1972 Ford Mustang distributor

I have a 1972 Ford Mustang 351C-4V with the following specs::
1. Edelbrock Performer alum. intake;
2. Edelbrock 750 cfm with vac. secondaries;
3. Pertronix Ignitor II (with adaptive dwell);
4. Pertronix Flamethrower II;
5. Edelbrock full-flow air cleaner with K&N filter;
6. 4-Speed toploard with Hurst shifter;
7. 3.25 Taction-loc diff.

Will be:
1. Getting headers;
2. Better cam

When I was installing the distributor (I recurved the advance), the
distributor shaft collar snapped in two. One half of the collar is in
the engine and I can't see it down the dizzy hole. Could it
(hopefully) have just fallen into the oil pan sump so all I have to do
is drop the oil pan? Otherwise, I'd have to remove the timing chain
cover, correct?

Also, now that I need to get a new distributor, any suggestions?

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Old 09-05-2005, 11:02   #2 (permalink)
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Re: 1972 Ford Mustang distributor

Joe wrote:
> I have a 1972 Ford Mustang 351C-4V with the following specs::
> 1. Edelbrock Performer alum. intake;
> 2. Edelbrock 750 cfm with vac. secondaries;
> 3. Pertronix Ignitor II (with adaptive dwell);
> 4. Pertronix Flamethrower II;
> 5. Edelbrock full-flow air cleaner with K&N filter;
> 6. 4-Speed toploard with Hurst shifter;
> 7. 3.25 Taction-loc diff.
>
> Will be:
> 1. Getting headers;
> 2. Better cam
>
> When I was installing the distributor (I recurved the advance), the
> distributor shaft collar snapped in two. One half of the collar is in
> the engine and I can't see it down the dizzy hole. Could it
> (hopefully) have just fallen into the oil pan sump so all I have to do
> is drop the oil pan? Otherwise, I'd have to remove the timing chain
> cover, correct?
>
> Also, now that I need to get a new distributor, any suggestions?
>

It's most likely wedged between the front cover and the riming chain/gears.
That's a bad thing. I wouldn't try turning the engine over until you find it.

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