Re: Small base HEI
I have two International Harvester Travel All's, and a Ford Bronco with Dave's conversions, ALL of them have what he refers to as "remote module" distributors, with the HEI module placed on an aluminum adapter plate, and positioned on the top of the inlet manifold, right out in the muck and mire. I drive one of the IH's and the Ford all over the place, and into muddy, sandy, just plain bad areas, and pressure wash them as well, and so far, a combined 27 years of service, adding all 3 systems together, NO FAILURES, NOT ONE. My girlfriend drives the other IH, and if it ever stopped, I'd never hear the end of it. It had a lesser system in it when I got it years ago, and one day, it failed, and she went ballistic. She told me to get her a vehicle that didn't break, and I did so, with Dave's help.
Now, I am very biased in favor of Dave's systems, and used to "hang out" at Dave's shop when he still lived in So. Cal. I have even helped with some small operations and shipping for him when he got really busy. I am probably the biggest user of Dave's small body HEI's, having over 40 of them in my car collection, and Dave has been a personal friend for a lot of years. All that said, I'd wait for the innovator, the guy that figured it all out, and still builds his systems, each one, by hand, IgnitionMan. Everything else I have seen from other manufacturers just seem to me to be a lesser copy of what he does. I'll wait for the original in this case, I don't want a lesser copy.
I just contacted Dave a couple of days ago, and he is still going throuth treatment for his lung. Three times a week, doctors put a needle into his lung at the bottom, and a tube in from the air passage, and partially fill the lung with some sort of saline solution mixed with anti-biotics, then, suction the whole mess out through the tube. It really doesn't sound like anything I would want to experience, and I work in the prescription drug business, as the prescription drug buyer manager for a very large, nationally known drug store chain.