How to rebuild a Ford 289 V-8 standard points distributor


If your distributor isn’t working correctly, you’re gonna have a bad time. As an integral part of your engine’s ignition system, it’s imperative that it operates correctly. There are some relatively simple fixes for distributor problems, like changing your points and condenser or installing a new cap and rotor, but sometimes it needs a full teardown and rebuild. Fortunately, Hagerty’s Davin Reckow is here to help, and he walks you through the detailed steps in rebuilding a standard points distributor from a Ford 289 V-8 engine.

This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/articles/2018/04/06/rebuilding-a-ford-standard-points-distributor