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New Distributor Hood Clearance ?

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Ross LoMonaco

New Distributor Hood Clearance ?
« on: August 13, 2019, 04:39:37 PM »
My Edelbrock distributor just arrived.B  It sits 2 1/4" taller than the

Pertronix (Which I assume is same as stock).B  I measured both distributors

from the ring that rests on the engine.

The Edelbrock looks like an MSD "design".B  Can anyone tell me if this will

clear the hood/bonnet?

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Jack Brooks

Re: New Distributor Hood Clearance ?
« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2019, 06:11:41 PM »
Put a glob of soft clay on top of the dizzy and gently lower the hood until it

compressed the clay.  Be gentle and feel for an obstruction.  Open it

regularly to see where you are until you either feel ok closing it fully it


I did this with my MegaSquirt  FI intake.  It's easier than it sounds

Good luck,


Ross LoMonaco

Re: New Distributor Hood Clearance ?
« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2019, 09:33:52 PM »
Hi Jack,

Thank you for the response.

I thought about that.B  But I don't want to take a chance and crack the new

cap.B  The other issue is the angle of the plug terminals on the cap.B  I am

going to try to build up the clay on the old cap and try to measure what is

there......B  I suppose if I have 2 1/4" + I should be ok....

I was hoping to hear from someone that is using a similar distributor and