In Reply to: Re: Found an odd distributor posted by TheOldHokie on October 19, 2018 at 18:36:22:
Yeah, my point, the base is machined complete all in one operation. If casting was misaligned in fixture, everything will be off as demonstrated in the picture, but all still correctly aligned to each other. I think the casting was made bad, the cope and drag were skewed in the sand mold. That would explain the bore and 3" pilot diameter being off center to the casting shape but the two mounting holes appear to be located good on the ears. The machining fixture would have been made to locate the part off of certain casting points, probably the ears. Just my theory. I have not seen another base as far off as this one.