I suppose it’s my fault that I didn’t have a 10mm crowfoot wrench to tighten down the new distributor, but in 50 years of messing with cars I’ve never had a need for one until yesterday. This morning I got online and searched all the usual places, Sears, Home Depot, Lowes, etc. They offered them online, but none of the local stores carried them.
Except one, Harbor Freight. I usually don’t like buying tools at HF since they are all made in China and not of the highest quality, but I have to give them credit for having more variety than even Sears. I also bought a mechanics creeper while I was there, another reason not to go there, it’s too tempting.
I put the 10mm (smallest one) crowfoot on my long extension and could finally easily tighten down the clamp bolt on the distributor. The engine started right up and I went for a drive. The power seems a little better and acceleration is very smooth. And, no more points!