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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old Mar 16th, 10, 03:22 PM Thread Starter
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For a chev small block using a billet MSD electronic distributer do you keep the 2 "O" rings that are on the bottom of the housing or remove them?
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old Mar 16th, 10, 03:25 PM
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You mean the fiber gaskets ? If yes, I would use just one.
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post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old Mar 16th, 10, 03:27 PM
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The "O rings" on the shaft right? I left mine out.

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Re: MSD distributer

I used mine after my oil pressure was kinda low after I installed MSD distributor.
MSD tech said reinstall and my pressure came back.


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Re: MSD distributer

Yes I am talking sbout the 2 actual "O" rings on the actual housing just above the distributer gear
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Re: MSD distributer

Not to be used unless your block has been modified. I've tried and it just tears them up.

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http://www.jegs.com/InstallationInst...1/121-8558.pdf

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post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old Mar 16th, 10, 05:27 PM
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Yes, the block requires machining for the "O rings" to work.

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post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old Mar 16th, 10, 05:31 PM
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Re: MSD distributer

Good lord, what happened to a simple distributor change? These are Chevy's for the love of my torque wrench! And what's rotor phasing??? Plus I've got one of these on my BBC. After two seasons of racing with it, the O rings are just fine without touching the block.

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Re: MSD distributer

My MSD Dist. has been put in a 2-piece rear main seal block and the newer 1-piece seal block and didn't use these on either. No oil issues. I recall the instructions specified the conditions when the O-rings were applicable as mentioned above.
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