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#385514 - 03/12/17 10:53 PM 54 distributor
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How much vertical play should there be in the distributor drive shaft? There were no shims when I disassembled it and there is about .055 space between the gear and the body.
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#385520 - 03/13/17 12:11 AM Re: 54 distributor [Re: m006840]
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Normal. The sprial gear pulls down when engine is running.
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#385549 - 03/13/17 02:02 PM Re: 54 distributor [Re: Chev Nut]
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That,s good to know Gene as I thought possibly a previous owner might have left out something. The pulling down makes sense as there is no wear on the distributor body.
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#385550 - 03/13/17 02:10 PM Re: 54 distributor [Re: m006840]
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You will also find that after installed the distributor fits loose in the block and usually can be wiggled around side ways.
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#385565 - 03/13/17 06:41 PM Re: 54 distributor [Re: Chev Nut]
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Thanks Gene , that probably answers a question that I am sure would have been asked.
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#385572 - 03/13/17 08:38 PM Re: 54 distributor [Re: m006840]
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That was what I figured.
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