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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old Aug 30th, 04, 09:15 AM Thread Starter
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Is there a way to accurately phase a GM HEI at the bench without a distributor machine? I know how to do it on a running engine with a cut out distributor cap and timing light, but wasnít sure how to do it at the bench. I am concerned about electrical power to the distributor and damaging up the module or pickup.

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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old Aug 31st, 04, 07:47 PM
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Doesn't sound like many are biting on this one. I figure if there is a will, there is a way. A crafty person can do almost anything. But the ol hole in the cap method is pretty hard to beat. Any reason you wouldn't want to do it that way? I can't imagine any need to be concerned about electrical power to the module. If power damages the module, better to find out now instead of later.

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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old Sep 1st, 04, 01:37 AM Thread Starter
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I decided to line up the rotor with a cap tower when a reluctor paddle is lined up with the pickup. Final adjustment will come once the distributor is on a running engine and I can use the "timing light - hole in the distributor cap" technique. Thanks.

70 Nova, balanced 327+ .030, TRW small dome, AFR 195's, Comp Cams xs268s, Performer RPM, Holley Spdbore dp, self-made cowl cold air and HEI, headers,4 speed, Powertrax limited slip

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