does a 73 ford Have A rod Under The Distributor

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Asked by Oct 10, 2013 at 09:15 AM about the 1973 Ford F-100

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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Yes. The camshaft drives a gear on the distributor which in turn drives the oil pump shaft.

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does it comes out wit the distributor

23,145

It isn't supposed to but if someone replaced the oil pump and took the retainer off of the shaft, it can

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cause mines is attached to the distributor and cant get it off,but i would like to switch to electric,so would i have to get another rod

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Yeah, you will. NAPA Auto parts used to carry an Electronic Ignition kit (Echlind I think) that will directly replace the points system without replacing the distributor. It's been a very long time since I've done a conversion but I've done it to a '66 Dodge Dart and a '68 F-100 - years ago.

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