OK here goes: RE changing condenser /points & screws. I struggled at length to put back the screws in a horizontal mounted distributor when you can not see the holes. It's also a loader tractor. Ended up using sightly longer screws held one in place for condenser with putty while I lined it up. The other for the slotted hole in the points bracket I had to use a fine wire to hold it in the slot on the piece so I could line it up blind. I thought about interference when I did it but didn't think the tolernace to the advance mechanism was that close. WRONG! Sheared the pin in the shaft so I fixed that now trying to get timed again. I'm at the point of getting a rebuilt distributor since my forum research says the internal parts are hard to come by and expensive. Got way too much time into this minor project..even for a retired guy.
Lesson learned #1 if I ever have to change points/ condenser again I'll pull the dang distributor so I can see what I'm doing. Lesson # 2 The forum has some terrific folks with lots of knowledge and I'm really grateful for you guys taking the time to carry me on this. Thanks again! RLO