Crab Cap Distributor Swap - Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board -- Hot Rod Forum

Register FAQ Search Today's Posts Unanswered Posts Auto Escrow Insurance Auto Loans
Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board > Tech Help> General Rodding Tech
User Name
lost password?   |   register now

LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 04-30-2014, 01:59 PM
wrb36usa's Avatar
Registered User
Last photo:
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Palm Bay, Florida
Posts: 42
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 29
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Crab Cap Distributor Swap

I have a 1977 Chevy 305cid motor in my "49 Willys Jeepster Street Rod. I need a distributor that sits a lot lower so I can install a electric wiper motor where the Vacuum motor mounts. The "49 Willys body has been lowered 5 inches on the frame by a former builder. The vacuum motor just does not work the wipers very well.
Can anyone tell me if I can replace my HEI distributor with a Crab Cap distributor and what else may be needed to make this change?
Thanks Guys
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	49willys.jpg
Views:	34
Size:	47.3 KB
ID:	142058  

Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 04-30-2014, 02:24 PM
Last photo:
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Florida
Posts: 2,441
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 195
Thanked 461 Times in 410 Posts
get a short shaft dist and add one of these

Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 04-30-2014, 03:27 PM
ogre's Avatar
the 'Duracell Project'
Last photo:
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Motown
Posts: 1,750
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 257 Times in 210 Posts
i have wipers on my 58 chevy truck but have never used them in 20,000 miles
i drive my truk every day in the summer, rain or shine
we drove a full day in the rain on the 2012 hot rod power tour
i use rainx. keep a fresh coat of rainx on your windshield and you will never need wipers

nice jeepster by the way, i'd like to find one for myself
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Recent General Rodding Tech posts with photos
Gear in this thread - Powered by O'Reilly Auto Parts

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name (usually not your first and last name), your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:
Please select your insurance company (Optional)


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
distributor cap knocking h20l Engine 1 08-14-2010 12:32 PM
Small cap Distributor redneckpsd Engine 4 04-18-2008 11:09 PM
Distributor cap flatblaktruk Engine 2 12-29-2005 09:36 PM
distributor cap chevy 350 Engine 2 12-16-2002 05:58 PM
arcing from distributor cap Biker Engine 10 08-16-2002 04:46 PM

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:56 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
Copyright 1999 - 2012. All Rights Reserved.