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HEI help, not a Camaro!

Here's one thats a little out there. I have a 75 C-60 that I'm trying to convert to HEI (it's a Grain Truck). It has the stock 2 bbl, with a ?governor? on the passenger's side. It had a hose going to a tee on the back side of the distributor. Anyway, I removed the old points style distributor, the real tall ones like came in 2-ton trucks, and dropped in the HEI, ran a power wire from the ign circuit in the fusebox, and she hit like a champ. Idle is near perfect, so I put the timing light on it and tweaked it where I wanted it, and connected the vacuum advance line to the governor. Still ran fine until you touch the gas pedal, and it dies immediately. Remove the vacuum line, and all is well. Any ideas where I should get vacuum for the new HEI, or what I need to do with the line from the governor? I'm at a loss over this one.

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Plug the hose from thr governor.
Plug the HEI vac cann to full time vacuum.

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Re: HEI help, not a Camaro!

Thanks for the reply. I'm going to plug the HEI into vacuum on the intake, but when I plug the governor off, the engine dies as soon as you touch the accellerator. I need to do something with it, but I'm not sure what. Any other ideas?

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What would happen if the vac line between the HEI and gov'r were 'T' to manifold?

You could instal a Petronix ign module into the old point dist.

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What would happen if the vac line between the HEI and gov'r were 'T' to manifold?
I'll try it tonight and see. Thanks for your help.

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Let me know what happens. I'll try to find something on governors and see what we are dealing with. Old school books do come in handy........

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Re: HEI help, not a Camaro!

Thanks so much for the help. I simply put the old air filter from the distributor directly on the governor, and it seems to work fine. I had a mechanic friend of mine tell me that I could remove the spring from the governor and cap it off, if I needed to. Thanks again.

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Cool! You're welcome.

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