I appreciate the replies, but I'm still not getting it. It is a Delco-Remy distributor housing (original). There are 4 screws near the top that hold a plate with gizmos on it. And there are two bolts that attach to a bracket that fits between the distributor housing and the engine block.
A picture would help tremendously. Second to that maybe somebody could tell me something like "Look an inch up from this and half an inch left of that".