It might be possible to use some of the stuff you already have in a bind
To make this simple and all for sure compatible (already proven to work together, as they are for a 1973 258 application)
You are gonna need one of these:
Looks like it has a points and condenser set in it!
This goes with the above item
This too is needed for the 1st item
One of these
I like this particular one because the resistor coil is sealed inside the ceramic, some are exposed and will flop around and break.
And one of these
Now then, the hardest part!
Swapping the distributor.
Your plug wires will move to the new cap, do this in the same positions, in the same firing order sequence.
I'm sending a link (2) on replacing a distributor.
There are 2 ways to do this.
1) recording the rotor button position and the position of the 'dist. body', basically pull it out and put the other one in with everything positioned the same. DO NOT MOVE THE ENGINE while this is performed!
2) finding TDC, installing the distributor, when finished, the rotor button is pointing towards #1 wire on the distributor cap. THIS METHOD IS FOOL-PROOF, YOU DO THIS WHEN YOU HAVE SCREWED UP THE OTHER WAY, OR IF YOU ARE STARTING FROM SCRATCH.
With a 258 (and others) insure the distributor sits all of the way down. If it doesn't, the drive for the oil pump is most likely not lined up. Your distributor may be in right, you may have to lift it out of it's hole and "TWEAK" the oil pump shaft (deep in the hole) just a little bit with a long screwdriver. Then attempt to seat the distributor again. It may take a few "TWEAKS' to move it so the distributor shaft drops into it.
I made you a pic below using pics from the links I sent from Advance Auto Parts. This is just how EZ it is!
I'M SENDING "DAVID AND CHAD" TO GIVE YOU A HAND.....LET THEM EXPLAIN THIS A FEW TIMES BEFORE YOU "JUMP IN".....THEY DON'T MIND AT ALL!
More questions? How's all of this a looking? Can you complete the mission?
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Sunday, May 21st, 2017 AT 5:41 PM