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Old 10-18-2010, 04:36 PM
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4 plug connector off the distributor

My quick search on 4 pin HEI connector, lead me to the 4 pin dwell modules. My distributor has a cable that splits at a soleniod on the firewall, and then transmisson. What is the 4 plug connector for ? Will Everything operate fine without it ? using a new ebay $40 HEI ?
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Old 10-18-2010, 05:38 PM
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The 4 pin connector indicates that this is an electronic spark timing distributor.
It is controlled by a computer. In 1980 GM started a transition from centrifugal timing control to electronic and there are several iterations of this.
So if your car has all original factory computer controls you can get it to work but the distributor won't work alone.

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Old 10-18-2010, 05:58 PM
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To clarify. Running a NEW normal GM HEI w/ a vacuum advance, Just working off the battery+ , throttle, and TV line it will not work.
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How can it be converted to a normal 4 pin Hei and keep the driveability fully functional? The lockup TH350C converter and 10 degrees of retard are cointrolled here possibly.
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