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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old Jan 17th, 01, 03:58 AM Thread Starter
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Thinking about yanking my original distributor (points) from my '69 and going with HEI. What combination would you recommend and should I go with mechanical, vacuum or electronic advance?
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old Jan 17th, 01, 05:33 AM
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I guess that would depend on a few things,

do you just plan on having HEI , or were you planning on a MSD6aL or somthing like that, I would (if I had the $$$) go with the elect. advance MSD billet distributer combined with a MSD6AL box, but my budget was tight , so I just bought a GM HEI for a 74 camaro, fit and works like a charm.

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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old Jan 17th, 01, 05:47 AM Thread Starter
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I won't be sparing any expense because I want it done right the first time. What can I expect to spend?
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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old Jan 17th, 01, 09:49 AM
 
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A little tip here that big hei cap will interfear with the firewall it did on my old 69 it is a tight fit but no room to turn.You will have to hammer the firewall a bit.Did i scare you.SSSSSSnake TC member.
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post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old Jan 17th, 01, 10:06 AM Thread Starter
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Snake - I had to do some major banging on my previous '68! I'll have to be more careful on the Z11.
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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old Jan 17th, 01, 11:19 AM
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Hey there are guys building HEI style distributors but using a points style housing. Then you dont have to bang up the firewall. I know of a guy in whitter calif that does it. Just a thought.
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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old Jan 17th, 01, 12:39 PM
 
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When I built my Chevelle I used a Mallory magnetic brakerless racing distributor and a MSD blaster 2 coil. It's the same size as a points type unit and never had any problems with it, as a matter of fact it's going onto my '68 Camaro that I building "pro-street" and the only thing I plan on adding to it is a MSD-6al box.
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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old Jan 17th, 01, 12:56 PM
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If you are going to do it right then go MSD all of the way. Use their Billet Distributor (no beating of the fire wall required!!!) with a Blaster 2 coil and an MSD 6AL box. I would also use Taylor 409 plug wires. This is my set-up in two different Camaros and they have been trouble/maintenance free. I liked the ease of setting up the distributor curve settings and then all I do is change my initial timing every now and then depending on gas quality. I have not burned (on my headers) a single plug wire either.
If you want the best this is it.
You could use the MSD Digital 6 vice the MSD 6AL, but I have never run one.

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