Originally Posted by RedRanger91XLT
That isn't a good idea because you have to get it timed right with the whole engine. You can really screw it up if you just go around ***** nilly turning parts.
I have to disagree .
Once the distributor is engaged to the cam gear , the distributor will turn with the engine. It's basicly aligning the engine to the oil pump shaft.
If he's off by one tooth there should still be enough allowance to rotate the distributor to the correct position.
There is no timing involved for the oil pump.