I hate to admit this but I am having difficulty re-installing the distributor into the engine. Really! Not an alignment for timing issue, just physically putting it into the hole. I have two distributors. One just set up on a distributor machine by Dick Maury. Dick has been a tremendous help on my project. I had the other distributor in the engine. I pulled it out to put the refurbished one in and I cannot get it to drop into the slots. I simply offer up the distributor to the engine with the two dogs aligned and then slightly twist the shaft and I can feel it align. Then I attempt to push it down into place. It stops with 1/8" to go. This is a hard stop, like metal to metal. tap, tap, tap, nothing doing.
So I tried with the distributor I had just removed and, oh no, the same thing! It’s hitting something hard with 1/8" to go. There is nothing in the bottom of the drive shaft, there’s no protrusions on the shaft, the dogs appear to be perfect. But both distributors come up against something hard with 1/8" to go.
What foolish thing am I doing wrong!?