In Reply to: Re: Front Distributor Thrust Washer posted by Ken Olson on February 21, 2017 at 02:24:19:
None of the distributor assembly drawings 9N-12000, 9N-12187, 9N-12175 show that there is any washer where you are expecting it. The plate I mentioned is carburized file hard and is shown running against the flush ends of the distributor housing and the bushing. If you are finding a washer in there, you may have discovered a previous mechanic's way of taking up a little extra play caused by wear, and you are on your own. (I am assuming you are working on the 9N designed front distributor).