HEI Distributor questions
I'm finally going to make the jump to electronic ignition and get rid of these points. ONly problem is I know n0thing about these things and need help and direction. Here's my story.
I recently purchased a new MSD distributor cap, new MSD coil and new plug wires and installed all itmes. It looks really good. I think MSD makes a great looking product. Problem is the engine now stalls, hesitates and backfires out of the tailpipes. I know this is A timing issue but the MSD dizzy cap does not have a dwell window on it. SO far I've spent $125 on new stuff and the engine runs worse but I'm learning.
A very good friend of mine came over to try and help solve this problem and finally said "it's time to go HEI." I agree. Here's where I hope you guys can help. A few years ago I posted this same question and when I went back to read the replies I'm just as confused now as I was then,. I also need vacuum advance.
One reply said I should look at the MSD 8360 but mentioned there could be a firewall clearance issue. How damn big is this thing? Is the 8360 a lot bigger than a normal distributor cap? Also...I have teh MSD Blaster 2 & Blaster 3 coil. Would those coils work with the 8360?
what about the MSD streetfire distributor? Would that work? IF so...what is the difference between the street fire and the 8360?
What about wiring? Will I need any new type of wiring or connections when installing this new electronic igintion system? Do I simply pull out the old dizzy, install the new HEI and away I go? What about plug wires? will the ones I purchased work with the new HEI dizzy?
You can see I'm clueless here. I hoping to avoid any costly mistakes while learning this new process and want to keep the cost as low as possible. I dont think I need to spend $500 on an HEI system on a stock 327 engine.
Thanks in advance for any help or advice you can give.
1967 Camaro Convertible with a 327, TH350transmission, Edelbrock 1406 600cfm carb, Edelbrock 1721 fuel pump & 2701 intake.
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