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80 malibu distributor

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11-20-03, 11:14 AM   #1  
80 malibu distributor

Hi , I am have a very good question, I have an 80 chevy malibu that came with a 305 and i have recently replaced it with a 350 out of a friends 80 chevy half ton truck. The problem is that my old mechanic put my 305 distributor on this 350 and it seems to not be correct . At the local autoparts i cheaked both distributors and they come out to be different parts for the malibu 305 and the truck 350 , But they look very similar and cant tell any difference. Please help !

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11-20-03, 02:43 PM   #2  
The only thing that may be different that I can think off would be the advance curve.Different weights and or springs on the centrifugal advance and a different vacuum advance.Should work ok.You can change them to suit your needs if you wish.I would leave it alone personally.

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11-20-03, 04:35 PM   #3  
Is it running OK?

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11-21-03, 04:03 AM   #4  
Absolutely No difference, other than the advance components as Davo mentioned. Hence the different part number. All Small Block Chevy distributors or that era were the same.

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