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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old Apr 11th, 04, 08:28 AM Thread Starter
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Has anyone tried to fit a large cap HEI with cowl induction? My air filter housing hits the cap. My choices are a 1" carb spacer, trimming the air filter housing, buying a new distributer. Will a small type MSD HEI fit without any spacers or trimming the housing? Any comments are welcome.

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Yep! Been there. The full size HEI won't work with the stock cowl induction air cleaner. You'll have to get a distributor that is the same size and configuration as the stock one. A carb spacer will cause the air cleaner to contact the hood. I just run a K&N 14" X 5" with a K&N top. It works great with my Pro Billet MSD HEI.
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I have a large GM HEI with a cowl aircleaner, Performer intake and an Edlebrock 600 carb. Had to use a 1 in. spacer for clearance of the HEI and fuel line, it's tight but does fit... Rubber seal works fine with the cowl hood... (I guess it depends on your intake)...Mike [img]smile.gif[/img] Check my sig for motor pictures of aircleaner, etc.

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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old Apr 13th, 04, 05:21 PM
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I have to agree with Zuma. I was running the cowl induction aircleaner with the large cap HEI at one time as well. I had a Performer RPM intake and a Holley. I believe I was also using a 1-inch spacer.

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Maybe the cowl air cleaner from an other than Z/28 application will work with a spacer. I know mine (GMPP intake same dimentions as a stock intake) won't even come close.
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Paul1969, where did your cowl cleaner come from? If the GMPP one wont work, I want to get one that works the "first" time. Thanks.
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Re: Cowl induction with HEI

This is an old thread, but need an answer to the origin of the cowl aircleaner that will work with HEI. I have a Holley Contender (Z-28 type) hi rise with a Holley 650 DP. Anyone have any current info, and/or pictures of a "reformed" aircleaner to make it work?
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