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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old Jan 21st, 08, 10:44 AM Thread Starter
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Does anybody know of a junkyard swap to a small hei distributor for a small block chevy?

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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old Jan 21st, 08, 10:53 AM
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Re: small distributor

There is always the option of converting an old points distributor to electronic ignition. I did mine for less than $70 with a Crane conversion kit. Also includes a built in rev-limiter. Just another option for you.

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Re: small distributor

thanks but this car currently has a big hei in it now but it is way to close to firewall

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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old Jan 21st, 08, 11:28 AM
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Re: small distributor

I ended up buying a Pertronix electronic unit from Summit:

http://store.summitracing.com/partde...5&autoview=sku

It was cheaper than finding an original and having it rebuilt, and no points to deal with.
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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old Jan 21st, 08, 11:42 AM
 
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Re: small distributor

Contact Dave Ray, IgnitionMan, he has an answer for you, but it won't be as inexpensive as you wish. It will be one of the very best solutions you can do, though. I now have 14 of Dave's conversions, and they are nice.

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Re: small distributor

Dave's website is www.davessmallbodyheis.com

Not as cheap as a do-it-yourself, but IMO a very nice product.

I guess it might be possible to use a mid 80s divorced coil style GM HEI; I have no idea what range of vehicles they came on, but my 87 truck had one. What I do not know is if that style has any circuits that interact with the electronic control module (ECM).

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Re: small distributor

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Dave's website is www.davessmallbodyheis.com

Not as cheap as a do-it-yourself, but IMO a very nice product.

I guess it might be possible to use a mid 80s divorced coil style GM HEI; I have no idea what range of vehicles they came on, but my 87 truck had one. What I do not know is if that style has any circuits that interact with the electronic control module (ECM).
Pretty sure your 87 truck had no advance mechanism inside the distributor--all advance was handled by the ECM.


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