Small Block & Big Block Chevy Specific - DIstributor Hold down questions !
07-21-2011, 12:08 AM
I have a small cap distributor in my LT4 Manifold and the hold down for it seems quite flimsy. A little 'star=trek' shaped piece of metal and a screw. Is there a plate or product out there that can be used to make the hold-down more secure? ANy collars or pieces that have 2 bolts etc? I never had an issue with the dizzy moving I would just feel better about it. :confused:
07-21-2011, 06:02 AM
07-21-2011, 06:33 AM
I actually still use an OLD style stock piece most of the time.
All the fancy & pretty ones are a waste and not very strong.
If I had to buy something new, these have been fine.
07-21-2011, 08:34 AM
thanks guys I didnt know what to search. Both those look sturdier than the one I have.
What about rotational movement. I cant understand why there arent any hold downs that keep the dizzy locked from rotating. I understand dizzy height using proper shims, proper gear material etc and all that are key to making sure the dizzy sits without issue but isnt it subject to any vibration and desire to rotate when spinning a motor 8000rpm:confused:
07-21-2011, 10:16 AM
If it's well designed, and fits correctly, the dist is rock solid.
When you start using the cheap & chrome crap, then you have issues with movement.
My 582" spun 9400 and it had a stock hold down, that was probably 20 years old.
07-21-2011, 12:35 PM
Ok so there isnt really a worry with rotation if its a quality dizzy. I just wondered if there were products out there to help prevent it just for reassurance. The one bolt just makes me feel uneasy thats all. I`ll be using a Dual sync fromAccel its Billet alum with bearings and a bushing I think I hope that for the $$$ it is it can last a while without issues.
07-22-2011, 12:08 PM
One thing I have learned, the paper thin, hard as a rock gasket sucks.
I always use the little thicker, pliable gasket, it holds better against twist.
I also don't use an oil pump, so I don't worry about the shaft and the thicker gasket.
07-22-2011, 09:36 PM
thanks..I may need that for my old sbc..I ll check at Fastener store..
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