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Wanting to restore my 327 distributor. Is there much I should know?


I'm wanting to restore my 67 327 Distributor. It has pretty low miles on it, and it's converted over to the basic Pertronix breakerless system.

Is there much I can do to it (or need to do?)? I remember a post on this a ways back, but can't seem to find it.

Also, should I do a new dist. gear owing to the purchase of a new cam?

Any ideas?

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Check for side play in bushings & make sure vac. adv. is working?? & plate not seized either! I've stuffed a lot of cams in over the years & never swapped a dist. gear unless it was in "need of a Dentist" !!!!

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I would leave that gear on too. I don't ever recall (back in the day) seeing one of those gears needing replaced. I'd be scared of the quality of a new gear.

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I've changed two gears on the last two Pertronix distributors I bought, owing to the fact they weren't "Melonized" and was recommended by the cam material. 

I'm glad the stock gear should be fine. 

 



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Beneath the breaker plate is the area that holds grease for the distributor shaft. I wasn't sure what to use for grease, and someone suggested just using chassis grease. I did, and haven't had any problems, but wonder if I should have used something else.

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Check for up and down play, I believe the play should be 030.

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Both still require a lot of work.
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