In Reply to: Side mount distributor swap posted by dexterdraco on March 31, 2019 at 17:34:19:
You can. You need to replace the camshaft with the later one that had the distributor drive gear on it. Also the cam timing gear with one that matches the camshaft. Then the front cover will have to be changed also. Then you will be able to install a side mount distributor.
But wait, that is not all.
Now you will find the generator interferes with the distributor. So the generator will have to be moved to the other side. Some type of bracket will have to be fabricated as there are no mounting holes in the block. The oil fill tube will need to be modified in some way as it is in the same place as the generator now. If you have an alternator you may not need to relocate the oil filter, with a generator you will for sure. You will have to be creative finding a place to mount the coil as the head does not have the mounting holes like a factory side mount engine does, but if you get that far that is trivial.
Probably there are some other issues I did not think of:-)
There is no kit as far as I know, at least I never heard of one.