This thread will document common errors in Cruiser engine building. These are in no specific order, just pictures of stuff that has passed through the shop. First, save some money by using the inexpensive HEI distributor. The truck was still running, even with half of the gear tooth worn away. HEI dissy on the left was installed 5K miles prior. Toyota dissy pictured on right with 150K miles gear for comparison. Fix is rebuilt Denso dissy and electronic ignition.