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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old Dec 5th, 00, 02:27 PM Thread Starter
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Anybody had trouble making an HEI distributor fit in the engine compartment. I haven't started putting it in yet, but it's twice the size of the old distributor which is tight as it is! It's a Proform Dist. Any suggestions???? By the way, my car is a 69 RS with a 350. Thanks.

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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old Dec 5th, 00, 04:26 PM
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Have heard different variatiions. Some people fit the HEI with no problems others need to slightly dimple the fire wall. I had to dimple the fire wall to fit mine, I also put a 1/2" spacer under the tranny mount.
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post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old Dec 5th, 00, 04:35 PM
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I went with a small body HEI from Ignition Man because most people had to dent their firewall.
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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old Dec 6th, 00, 03:41 AM
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Mine barely fits (standard HEI). I'd give it try before working on the firewall. It will probably depend on where the hold down screws on the cap wind up being positioned when you set the timing.

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post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old Dec 6th, 00, 04:48 AM
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Mine fits too. But it's tight. Go ahead and try to slide it in without the cap on, then put on the cap and check for clearance.

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post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old Dec 6th, 00, 07:00 AM
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I had to persuade my firewall to take it also, a lot. If I had it to do over again I would go with Dave's smallbody.

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post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old Dec 6th, 00, 07:31 AM
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Does anyone have contact Information for Ignitionman? I would like to discuss ordering one of his small body HEI's. I haven't seen his posts in a while.

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post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old Dec 6th, 00, 10:13 AM
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Here is his web site

He is in Whittier CA and I believe is listed with information.....

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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old Dec 6th, 00, 12:42 PM
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Thank you DjD!!!

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