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Re: Got HEI dist. which drive gear do I use?
Sounds OK to me. Find the links for the HEI swap, somewhere here. I do not believe you can use the gear off your 87 dist - the I.D. is not correct, and I guess it has a sloppy fit. I bought mine from 4WPW, it was like $25. The older V8 AMC engines had the correct gear, supposedly.
Can't help you much more than that. If the dist fits in, crank the engine manually a few times, and see if the dist spins. My guess is you should be OK.
88YJ,4"susp,33"BFGMTs,9000#winch, hm swing out TC/HL mount ,258,999,4.10,weber32/36,GMHEI.