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Last night, I installed a new Weiand intake and a "new to me" carb for my 318. The tear-down process was straight-forward. Everything is fitting very well as I install everything. I get onto the home-stretch and begin to install the distributor... It will not drop down. I'm thinking that I may have to pull up the manifold and adjust? I've never had any issues with it before.
 

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How would replacing the manifold effect the dizzy? Do you have to pull the dizzy to change the manifold on a small block chrysler?:confused: I'm not a chrysler guy but I thought the dizzy did'nt go through the intake. I do know the oil pump drive shaft has the gear on it and not on the dizzy so it might have pulled up a little when you pulled the diz and it just needs to be put back in synk with the cam.:smt102
 

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Which distributor is it? It is probably out of sync. Most aftermarket distributors are not "aligned" as the stock ones were. You may need to move the drive gear 3 teeth. If it is the same distributor, will it reach the pump gear?
 

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No, the distributor does not have anything to do with the manifold. I switched to a Mallory Unilite before I changed intakes and had it out on multiple occasions. I had to remove it in order for me to have access to the intake bolts due to brackets on the original intake (1977 318 2-bbl).

My theory was correct... Even though everything lined up correctly, there was still room for more movement forward. I guess I have to control my thoughts when I come across hurdles like this doing upgrades.
 
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