Distributor swap

Tiny
MLINTON2
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  • 1997 CHEVROLET SILVERADO
  • 5.7L
  • V8
  • 4WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 250,000 MILES
I have a 1997 Silverado with a 5.7 engine. I was told by a mechanic that it needs a new distributor.
I have a new distributor that I bought for my 1996 s10 blazer with a 4.3 engine, and then never needed it. It has a 6 and an 8 stamped on the distributor base for pointing the rotor to.
If I buy a pick-up coil for the 1997 5.7 and put it in that distributor can I use that distributor in the 5.7 that is in my 1997 Silverado?

Thanks for your help.
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Wednesday, December 12th, 2018 AT 8:55 PM

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Tiny
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Hi and thanks for using 2CarPros.

I am sorry to say, but I am showing two different part numbers for them. Based on that, I have to say it will not work.

Joe
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Wednesday, December 12th, 2018 AT 9:03 PM
Tiny
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I was afraid of that.
Thanks for the help Joe.
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Wednesday, December 12th, 2018 AT 9:20 PM
Tiny
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You are welcome. I wish I had better news.

Take care and let us know if you have questions in the future.

Joe
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Thursday, December 13th, 2018 AT 7:34 PM

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