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I posted this question on the high performance section on a thread i found while searching, but thought i woud try here as well...
So, can you remove the distributor if the windshield wiper motor is not in the way without having to move the motor?
The previous owner put a Torker2 intake manifold on it, which is not the correct type for a stock 283. I'm planning on switching it out with an Edelbrock Performer, when i was looking at things last night, it looked like a pretty tight fit.
07-01-2008, 06:19 PM
Ari if it is the stock point distributor you should be able te remove it with the wiper motor off.
07-01-2008, 06:48 PM
:tu.. I have one of the Ever-shine or euro shine or what ever its called from Edelbrock and it works just fine. My distributor is an up grade but its not one of the "big-uns". I'm pleased with it.
07-01-2008, 06:54 PM
If you have a stock points distributor you should be able to remove it without removing the wiper motor - on most cars.
Removing the cap will let it clear the wiper motor on most others. You're going to have to pull the cap to put it back in anyway, so this is not a big deal. You'll have a little more wiggle room with a 57-up distributor.
Big cap HEI, probably not.
There's only 2 screws holding the wiper motor on, plus the cable and the vacuum hose (or power wire). This is not really a big deal anyway.
Thanks guys, i don't have to worry about the wiper motor...it was not on the car when purchased. :rolleyes: I'll post up some pics as i get the project moving along.....
Stage 1 -
- new intake manifold install
- new exhaust gaskets
- power steering conversion and new tilt column
- convert to power disc brakes from manual drum
- rebuild front suspension and install tubular control arms
- 2" drop springs & lower rear end
07-02-2008, 08:31 PM
Hey y'all, hope you dont mind a piggyback question. I finally pulled the HEI the asstard previous owner tried to force into my '56. While putting in a real distributor, it would only drop in with the rotor facing the passenger seat....is that okay? Sorry, too many years playing with mustangs has messed me up.
07-02-2008, 09:32 PM
Assuming that the orientation of the oil pump drive connection in the distributor drive gear to the rotor position is the same between both distributors (I would assume so, but I can't say that for certain) you could possibly be ok, or off 180°. The sure way to do it is to get your #1 cylinder to TDC on the compression stroke, orient the rotor to the # 1 cyl, position on the cap, and take a long std screwdiver down the distributor hole and align the oil pump drive to the slot in the distributor drive gear. May take a few attempts to get it right.
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