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Distributer drama
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So apparently despite everything I've read 302 and 351w distributers aren't interchangeable. I've been rebuilding an '89 351w and was planning on using a a duraspark system from a '86 302 when I goto test it. Well, I tried to install the dizzy tonight and the end that fits on the shaft for the oil pump is too small.
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#2
The gear????????????

http://www.summitracing.com/search?keywo...gear&dds=1
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Tnfastbk;101793 Wrote:The gear????????????

http://www.summitracing.com/search?keywo...gear&dds=1

probably the rod

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VegasFastback;101790 Wrote:So apparently despite everything I've read 302 and 351w distributers aren't interchangeable. I've been rebuilding an '89 351w and was planning on using a a duraspark system from a '86 302 when I goto test it. Well, I tried to install the dizzy tonight and the end that fits on the shaft for the oil pump is too small.

Should get one of these sheets, via Dave Ray Small Body HEI:

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#5
I needed one for a 71 a long time ago, went to a salvage and pulled one from same model and make of car with the same 351W and it wouldn't fit
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Wolverine;101797 Wrote:
VegasFastback;101790 Wrote:So apparently despite everything I've read 302 and 351w distributers aren't interchangeable. I've been rebuilding an '89 351w and was planning on using a a duraspark system from a '86 302 when I goto test it. Well, I tried to install the dizzy tonight and the end that fits on the shaft for the oil pump is too small.

Should get one of these sheets, via Dave Ray Small Body HEI:

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That is a very handy sheet to have.
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VegasFastback;101806 Wrote:That is a very handy sheet to have.

Got to make up for all the bad sheet I post.

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Favorite Teams: Michigan Wolverines and Whoever Is Playing Ohio State.

When I drive past a herd of cows, the cows MOO at me
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#8
I'm using a late non roller (bronze gear iirc) Bronco 5.8 distributor in mine with a Crane box to fire it. That's odd that the sheet shows the same drive for 5.0/5.8 the late ones are not interchangeable for sure. Then again they don't list the length for the drive shaft.
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#9
Naw it's the 1/4 shaft size on the 302 vs the 5/16 on the 351W Which oil pump did you install. Whichever just use the different distributer with the right gear. The 302 is my choice because of the diameter of the distibuter at the block mating point.

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Just cruising along minding our own business when BAM!!! The LAWS show up.
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#10
Considering the deck height is taller on the 351, are you surprised? If you're using a hydraulic roller cam, just pick up a distributer from a '95 ford pickup. They're cheap and work great.
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