Is the oil pump connected to the destributer
Ok what's the chances of the shaft falling out of the distributor and into my oil pan
I have never had the rod fall into the oil pan. The rod should not come out with the distributor. When reinstalling, If the rod does not line up with the dist. when you put it back in, the trick is to "bump" the starter to get it to line up, and it will fall into place. Make sure the rotor will not spin around before you bump the starter, or you will mess up the timing.