hi is this something that can be replaced by the average joe, or should i have a mechanic do this. Any advice, suggestion or even instruction will be appreciated
My suggestion is to pick up a repair manual at the local parts store, look over the procedure, and see if it seem to be within your comfort level.
I’ve known “average Joe” types who couldn;t even change a flat and others that I’d trust to rebuild a motor.
I agree 100%. Read through the procedure and then decide.
After the mechanical work is done you will have to set the ignition timing. Do you have a timing light?