Well, I was having an issue. Every time I took the Jeep for a ride the battery would not be able to crank the engine over. I have a stereo system on the Jeep with an amp, CD changer and a sub. So I decided to upgrade to a Powermaster alternator. Simple enough! When I got into installing the new alternator it is a bit larger than the stock unit. So I looked into ways to move the alternator away from the block. The CVF Racing bracket looked like a good alternative so I ordered one of those. While I was under the hood I noticed that my water pump was leaking from the weap hole so I ordered a new aluminum one from Flowkooler. To get at the water pump I had to remove the radiator... decided to upgrade to an aluminum 3 row radiator while was at it. After I bought some stainless steel bolts and had the timing cover scraped to put on the new water pump I noticed there was some gunk in one of the large bolt holes. One of the ones next to the coolant outlet. The stuff I was pulling out was damp. Bad timing cover gasket. Oh boy... and I'm taking more of the Jeep apart!!!! That is where I am now.. I am looking into buying a new timing cover from Bulltear with the gaskets and oil filter adapter & the seal installed. Questions for y'all much more knowledgeable than I am: Is it challenging to re-install the distributor? If I replace it back exactly how I took it out should there be an issue? (no clue on installing a distributor!!) I am also probably going to buy the Pertronics Ignitor II to get rid of the points. With the new timing cover and oil filter adapter, should I have any clearance issues? I do know that I need to pack the gears with petroleum jelly to make sure there are no issues on startup. Can I install the water pump to the timing cover on the bench to make things a bit easier? I know I can only install the lil bolts when I do so. I was going to use a small bit of rtv on both sides of the paper gasket. Can I install the timing cover gasket to the timing cover with a small bit of rtv prior to installing the timing cover so it stays in place? if so, should you let it dry or wait till it gets 'tacky, then install the cover? With the oil filter adapter what are the midplate gasket, stainless steel midplate? It looks to me that the adapter has one gasket and then bolts to the timing cover. Where would the midplate go?? With my alt clearance issues is there a smaller oil sending unit available that wont take up so much room? That or I might get a angled npt connection to scoot it over.