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post #1 of (permalink) Old 11-16-2001, 10:29 AM
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351M distributor?

I just bought a '79 F150 with the 351M. The timing is set at about 1 degree before tdc, and the distributor won't turn,it's stuck in the block. Any advice? also if I could get that distributor out, would it be worth doing some mods to the 351 without a rebuild? it doesn't burn oil and has good compression(125K). I just want a new cam,timing chain,headers,and distributor. Thanks

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Re: 351M distributor?

The distributors always get stuck on these engines. A lot of penetrating oil (soak for a few days) and a lot of elbow grease should work it loose. Worst case scenario...you'll have to break it up to get it out and put a new one in.
There are a lot of little performance mods for the 351M/400. Go to ProjectBronco.com they'll tell you all you need to know about the 351M/400 (from experience...not just here say).

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Re: 351M distributor?

like MY2ND78 says, try soaking it good (blaster brand is my favorite). Its probably cause the O-ring is dry rotted to the block.

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