Yes, za' hold down clamp....checkI'll just throw a word of caution out there on this distributor swap business. A long time ago, I had a stock 77 FJ40 and it needed a tuneup.
I replaced points, plugs and condenser and then set the timing to factory and cranked down the dizzy hold down clamp..wish it was the end of story, but alas, when I cranked down the clamp, it cracked in two behind the dizzy so I did not see it. A week later on a long drive with a vehicle full of kids, the Cruiser started lurching and bucking and acting like fuel pump wasn't keeping up. 50 miles from nowhere, I learned that there was ZERO oil pressure and an engine that was severely damaged. The dizzy had walked it's way up and that nice flat tang at the bottom that drives the oil pump didn't anymore..so the whole engine got pretty toasted due to lack of lubrication.... Thus began my journey to the dark side with a V8 conversion. Sad but true story, so keep a wary eye on the condition of the hold down clamp!!! I've seen not a few of the OEM clamp on other's rigs cracked since then and I hope to save a few others from a similar fate as mine..remember, if you can't be good for anything else, at least be a good Bad example!!
I just ordered this 2" Vacuum Gauge on the Bay > Click here < ....me eye sight isn't what it used too be, thus the larger 2" unit!Rick, please link the source for the ‘no mods needed’ vacuum guage. It would make my life a lot easier if more people had these BEFORE they started asking engine questions.
Even better! You will be the guinea pig! I look forward to both the short and long term evaluations.
Back in the '80s and '90s I used to recommend and install Stewart Warner gauges. But after they moved overseas and the quality tanked, I've just told customers to get whatever they can.
Short Term Review: Over a month with the new vacuum gauge installed, and it is still doing the job it's asked to do. Nice to be able to see how the vacuum in the intake fluctuates at different driving conditions and under load. Seems like I'm more cognizant of the pressure on the skinny pedal these days?!?!Even better! You will be the guinea pig! I look forward to both the short and long term evaluations.