Distributor Lock Down – Revisited
Author: Michael Yount
You may recall from one of the previous episodes, I cut off the portion of the distributor that the factory used to lock it into position. I did this so I could rotate the housing 90 degrees and avoid interference with the front side draft carb/manifold. That left me using a spacer and a big washer holding the distributor in place. The original 2TC motor that came in the car had a neat little “claw foot” clamp for the distributor — but I’ve been unable to score one out there in the great big world. So I elected to make something. Started with a heavy-paper template.
Took a piece of rectangular tubing and cut off one of the short ends — and then opened up the two longer legs.
Welded, filed, cleaned up.
A little more custom fitting — the all important notch.
Figuring out the right placement of the hole for the hold down bolt.
Painted and in place.