In your opinion, does the rubber grommet really matter for the hole in the bottom of the distributor that the wires run through? I cannot get any leverage to pop the rubber grommet back in, but i'm hesitant to leave it like that. I'm guessing its more to keep debris/moisture out of the distributor? If so than I'll make sure to get it in there snug. I know alot of people use the Petronix system but I have a soft spot for Accel products for some reason. I've had good results with every Accel product I've bought since my first car at 16 (Olds Cutlass Supreme 307 V8). Knock on wood, because of course I would say that right in mid-install of another yellow auto part haha.
Last question and this is a dumb one that I never could figure out. If I was bypassing the thermal 3 port switch thing, which connection should be made directly to the vacuum advance? The manifold vacuum or ported? And where is the ported vacuum located, front right of the carb?