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Old 10-30-2001, 05:42 PM
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replacing distributor

How difficult is it to replace the distributor in a 1973 450SE and are there any tricky steps involved?
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Old 10-31-2001, 08:17 AM
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Other than using a timing light after it is installed it isn't any big deal. After removing cap set to TDC & check rotor alignment, Set the replacement to the same installed position. That should be close enough that engine will still start, then use the timing lamp.
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