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Old 10-31-2003, 07:15 PM
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1968 327 & Electronic Ignition?

I asked this before but cant find it, how and what do I do to change a 1968 327 over to Electronic Ignition?

Just get one out of a 350 and put it in? or what?


And is this a good or bad thing to do?
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Old 10-31-2003, 07:23 PM
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the chevy HEI is a drop in and very much an improvement. Just ck the pins that the weights go on if you are going to buy a used on. They get worn with age.

Wiring is a simple one wire, 12 volts from the ign switch. Ck your existing wire for a true 12+ volts as some used a reduced voltage coil on the points type distributor.

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Old 10-31-2003, 07:32 PM
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Stupid ? I guess

Do I just go to the junkyard get what year HEI?

I dont use the coil on the car now with the HEI do I?
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Just find one with a vacuum advance canister and you will be fine. No don't use the coil in the car. You should be able to get a complete HEI from the junkyard.
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Old 10-31-2003, 09:49 PM
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If the HEI is going into a '68 Impala (or full size Chevy) this should not be a problem. In other applications, there might not be enough room because of the firewall being too close. In that case, some "creative" firewall restructuring will be necessary. Trust me, I know!
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http://www.boyleworks.com/ta400/psp/HEIconversion.html
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OK, I KNOW that it's an old thread...


BUT, Some of these 'chinese? HEI'S that you can get for 50 seem to be chewing up cam gears from what I hear from some buds..
Maybe this info could help someone else out.
I am dropping a 283 into a '88 mighty max and wanted more clearance so i opted for one of these 50.00 dizzy's (TOO long ago so I can't send it back) that has a small body.
And now am in the position to have the driven gears' hardness.

I hope not
OR I'll just get a bronze one and be done.
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electronic ign ??

how about converting it to a points conv kit.. pertronix and mallory make very good kits. easy to install, keep your orig dizzy, done !!!!!! about $80 bucks at local parts house...
i'm running a mallory in my bucket for yrs, never had a problem.
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