- Labelled, and removed ignition wiring. I left the spark plugs in for now since they provide some protection from grime and they aren't in the way.
- Removed the coil from the back side of the engine. Two 1/2" bolts hold the coil bracket in place. One was missing. I will need to re-tap the corroded thread of the missing bolt before re-assembly.
- Removed the distributor cap. Both screws will need to be replaced.
|Distributor without cap|
- Removed the distributor. There is a bracket midway up on the distributor that holds it in place. Once the bracket is removed (single 1/2" bolt) it slides easily out. The distributor on my engine is the Delco variety, as opposed to the pre-1969 Prestolite ones.
Delco Distributor with bracket
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