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It supposedly is a good engine with an aggressive cam. I pulled the intake. It is very clean as are the heads. I dont ever remember seeing a distributor like this though. Has a pro comp2 cap. Maybe an old school mallory? The pump shaft is a 2 piece.
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WHEN I HAD A 351W IN MY 66 VERT I USED 289 EXHUAST MANIFOLDS AND THEY WERE ALMOST TOUCHING ON STEERING BOX AND HAD TO CHANGE IT EVERY 2 YEARS. They do make special headers for that application
 

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WHEN I HAD A 351W IN MY 66 VERT I USED 289 EXHUAST MANIFOLDS AND THEY WERE ALMOST TOUCHING ON STEERING BOX AND HAD TO CHANGE IT EVERY 2 YEARS. They do make special headers for that application

why are you yelling? lol. anyway, what did you change every two years? the steering box?
 

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I had to change the l/h exhaust manifold every couple of years from it hitting the steering box under extreme circumstances as it would crack and leak.
 

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Bart is 100% correct, that's a cheap Chinese ready to throw in the trash distributor from ProComp/Speedmaster/brandoftheday. I bought one a while back just to see how bad it was and I was not disappointed.
 

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I'd avoid the ProComp stuff, especially their aluminum cylinder heads. They're very cheap and they can have quite a lot of issues with them. Spend a bit more money and get something nicer, likely that's made in the USA. In terms of headers, JBA swap headers work great and there are a few others out there as well. The cheaper ones usually don't fit though, especially the long tubes.
 

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View attachment 736596 View attachment 736596 how tight? Jack up engine to reach spark plugs tight?
mines in a 68. spark plugs are no problem. my headers are the jba mid length ones. they say to use a high temp sealant instead of a gasket which i did outside the car. There isn't much room at all and not really sure i would be able to do it without getting that stuff everywhere with the motor in the car.
 
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