Be the tool for the job I’d say. Possible with a normal, but a fiddleCrow foot wrench
Great to hear stuff like that. I’ll need to get me one.I still have the one I bought in 1973 or so. One end is for the Chevrolet, the other end is for the Ford. Had one of both in the old days, a 5.7 liter Chevrolet and a 5.0 liter Ford.
just like this, the 9/16ths was Chevrolet, the 1/2" was Ford....
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How would a loose clamp down bolt lead to that upper wobble with the shaft not having play?Video posted by OP clearly shows the hei/flat cap style distributor commonly found on merc mpi engines
Based on the decent amount of corrosion on external areas of the engine seen in the video one would guess the distributor cap itself is suspect. As far as the movment seen on the distributor I'd verify the clamp bolt is secure and if continues to have movement removal and inspection of the complete distributor assy would be next
I don't know. I was suggesting items to inspect thinking pragmatically. Sounds like OP is sure the clamp bolt is secure therefore further troubleshooting is required.How would a loose clamp down bolt lead to that upper wobble with the shaft not having play?
Wasn't meant to be snarky...a few people posted the same thing, and I didn't see how that could be the issue.I don't know. I was suggesting items to inspect thinking pragmatically. Sounds like OP is sure the clamp bolt is secure therefore further troubleshooting is required.
I've removed and installed this type of distributor many times. Can't recall any time I've worked on one that wobbles like OPs. I would say it's time to remove the distributor assy and inspect (like in my previous post)
OP can continue to ask questions waiting for someone to post the true reason for the issue or can inspect the issue on their own. I don't know the exact reason for the issue therefore I can only offer suggestions for troubleshooting.
At least you can buy a car with a stick shift...Great to hear stuff like that. I’ll need to get me one.
On another note…are you trying to make me jealous here ? I’d love to have been brought up with that kind of v8 car culture as an option. Almost sure I was meant to be born over there ! Outwith a very narrow selection of cars available here…owning a v8 here would usually have to be a result of having a boat with one. Even the few cars that so have one…aren’t a realistic everyday option at all. Just couldn’t swallow the cost of putting fuel in them.
Is there no knock sensor? Have you tried swapping injectors and/or plugs to a different cylinder? Have you eye balled the flow from the injectors or put a noid light on them?So I pulled the old distributor and the plastic was definitely cracked at the head area allowing it to rock back and forth like it did. I got a new one and installed it but the problem still doesn't seem to have gone away. I did a fuel pressure test and at full throttle I was getting right around 43 PSI so I think the pump is fine. I'm still pretty sure it's gotta be fuel related so I'm going to get a new set of injectors and see how that goes. If that doesn't fix it I'll suck it up and call in a professional.
Haha. That’s trueAt least you can buy a car with a stick shift...