Consider yourself requested lol.
How did the magnetic p/u unit work out? I have to look into something like that. Got any links for it?
No links for distributor, sorry.
Cam Cover Gasket:
From Miles Wilkins wonderful book on the T-C, which many of you should get.
Plus, simple mod from me. Book is somewhere here, so this is from memory.
The gasket is cork, which compresses. The trick is to tighten it very
little at a time, with a 1/4" drive socket, i.e. don't compress it all at once else it will squish out...and leak.
You must wait 30 minutes or so between tightening. I think he says to do this 3-4 times. Remember, very little at a time.
What I did was use hi-temp rtv on both sides of gasket, but very little, just enough to cover the surfaces.
Then, I put oil on the cyl head, so the rtv wouldn't adhere to it. This made it removable/reusable. (You want the gasket to adhere to the cam cover; easier to clean off when the time arises.)
Of course, if the cam cover is uneven, it should be trued. I think I put mine on a flat, heavy piece of glass with emery paper on the glass.
If I come across the book, doubtful, I could revise this if I'm wrong.