95 Mustang distributor

alwill923

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I am switching from efi to carb in my 95 mustang 302. The original distributor is on the left in the attachment. It is the original distributor which I can not use as it has no mechanical or vacuum advance. It was controlled by the computer which has been removed.

I ordered an edelbrock distributor (on the right in the attachment) for a 302 engine from Summit. I called Summit and told them it did not match the original distributor. They sent me another one and it was the same.

The original distributor shaft is longer and I do not know if the edelbrock distributor will engage enough or any of the pump hex shaft. We are talking about 1/2 inch.

To change the pump shaft I would have to pull the engine to install a longer pump shaft as the pump shaft has to be installed from the bottom.

Can someone explain to me what is going on and what are my options to solve this?

Thanks
 

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Seems that part of the distributor just goes further on to the oil pump shaft. I’m guessing so you can line the oil pump shaft before the gear starts to turn the rotor and you have to fight with alignment.
 

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I've always had good luch with MSD Ready-to-Run distributors and they are a bit short like your left one in the picture. Also, you have your explanation backwards or the picture is backwards. Either way, the MSD comes with a steel gear for the 302 roller cams. Hope the Edelbrock does or you'll have more problems real soon. You can measure with a rod for the distance to the distributor hole inside the block and do some math. I've never run into a problem and the oil pump shaft shoud be sticking up into the inner guide hole anyway.
 

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