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Does anyone have a later model Y-Block Distributor or what is a cheap replacement? Are there any interchangable distributors?
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Old 10-28-2005, 09:20 AM
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i think you can still buy a new replacement dist,for around 60.00.someone on here should know where.
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Another question as i got a dist. from Napa for $58 with shipping. How hard is it to take a distributor off a y-block? Any tips or directions would be helpful.

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Taking it out is real easy, unless it is stuck, in which case people have used WD 40 or the like on the distributor base, soaking it for several days.
When you put it back in, make sure the number 1 cylinder is TDC on the compression stroke. Insert dizzy with cap off, so that rotor ends up pointing at the number one wire on the cap. Make sure upon insertion of dizzy that it sets down fully, engaging oil pump drive shaft.

Klatt, just curious. Did you get the distributor from NAPA without turning in a core?
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to remove, disconnect wire from the coil, remove vacuum advance line, remove cap, remove hold down bolt and pull straight up, watch the rotor turn as you remove it and replace the new one in the same location..if it doesn't seat completely against the block don't force it, just turn the engine over a little bit till it drops in..connect coil wire,snug the clamp down bolt and retime it...then reconnect vacuum line
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yea, it's core change on the Napa, but that's when it gets here. Does anyone have a diagram of the wiring of the Y-block?
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I get my new dizzies from Advance Auto. $55 and no core. They are of the post 1965 replacement design that uses an O ring as in the SBF 289, etc. These are new production, made by Cardone.

Getting a stuck original out can be a problem at times. After several days of PB Blaster on one it still required the help of a slide hammer arrangement I cobbled up.
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