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post #1 of 4 Old 07-23-2008, 03:29 PM Thread Starter
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changing from gm points dist to motorcraft, motorcraft has wrong gear help!!!

my old delco points type dist has key way in the gear to turn oil pump flat straight key, my motorcraft dizzy picked up at advance has hex hole key what gives?

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post #2 of 4 Old 07-23-2008, 03:51 PM
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my old delco points type dist has key way in the gear to turn oil pump flat straight key, my motorcraft dizzy picked up at advance has hex hole key what gives?
The guys at the parts store gave you the wrong distributor.

The 'AMC' years all used a flat 'Beaver Tail' type oil pump drive, Delco points, Prestolite or Motorcraft distributors all had the same drive for the oil pump.

The distirbutor you have is for one of the later engines (later Chrysler 4.0L/ earlier 4.0L engines had the flat drive in them too.),
Or someone has dunked a Ford distributor in the box that was supposed to have your '79 AMC/Jeep distributor in it.

Since it's a Ford/Motorcraft type distributor, I often get the wrong distirbutor in the box, especially from A-1 Cardone (a major Remanufacturer).

Still keeping the year, model, engine type, ect. secret?
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this friggin thing was an a1cardone most have been what happened, when i go back what EXCATLY should i tell the kid to look up so this doesnt happen again.... oh bye the way, jeep is 1976 cj5 jeep factory hard top and doors 26k ORIGNAL miles ex gov surplus from air ntnl guard white steelie wheels no lift sleeper jeep with soon to be 304.... if i can ever finish wiring it!!!!
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post #4 of 4 Old 07-23-2008, 07:55 PM
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Yup, so you purchased a distributor for an AMC V-8, and it came in with a Ford distributor in the box is what happened.

Just have the kid order another one for a '79 Jeep CJ-7 with 304 V-8 and it's not likely you will get two bad distributors in a row...
When it comes in, just take the one you have now back and swap it for the new one he just ordered...
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