I personally wouldn’t split the fuel distributor unless you need to. It’s very easy to screw it up and have it not seal. Unless you feel you have a distribution issue with a cylinder not getting fuel. I tried to resurrect one in the past but had no luck. The original was steel on the cast iron units. I would be afraid the rubber one might create different issues like throwing off the calibration. In fact pay special attention to the number of screw turns when taking anything apart since you will alter it but hopefully not too bad.