Hi All! Im from RI. I bought a 92 CORVETTE! OW! but, I blew the engine on the highway after a heater hose blew. that was a year ago.
(mind you - im young) I had the engine totally professionally rebuilt.
I made it a 383 lt1 stroker... 400 horse... <>...I installed the engine (with my mechanic) and now got to the point where... the whole engine is completely installed. everything is connected... and i am at the point of trying to button this disaster back together. now for the problems part..
after many trials and problems... i realized (from the awsome forum) that my opti (oem from factory) is problematic and is beat and bad. the car backfires with this dist. on it and wont start. So, I bought the MSD optispark for my lt1. AHHH! now the drive coming out of the engine (from timing cover) doesnt fit into the new msd distributior that i just bought because it ALSO HAS A DRIVE COMING OUT OF THE BACK OF THE DISTRIBUTOR. I am going insane. I was told (by my mechanic) that in order to remove the timing cover, in order to remove the drive that goes into my stock dist. i would have to PULL THE WHOLE ENGINE AGAIN!
I cant take that whole thing again. it cost me a lot of money, and time.
What do i do? Should i buy another NEW distributoir? the OEM one this time? I dont know anymore. Ive spent... somewhere in the hood of 10 grand trying to get this car to run again, and it has turned ugly every time.
This forum is my last hope. please help me. what do i do next? I looked at another post that compared the MSD and the OEM gm distributor, but it doesnt mention my issues at all.
please help! or email me at email@example.com
and tell me what i need to do. any help is greatly needed and appreciated.