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HEI Distributor?

Bought another project, car runs good but when running down highway car loses all electrical to I'm guessing the HEI. Engine quits running, and won't fire for about 5 mins. then starts up and runs again. Any Idea's? Car is a 47 chev with a 327

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module or coil going out, very common with cheaply made modules and coils.
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thanks I thought thats all it could have been, but Ive chased my tail a few times with electrical lol
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Make sure the power lead is securely attached. I hooked mine up with a flat blade connector which was fine for a few hundred miles then started coming loose. Everything would run fine then just shut off like I had turned the key. It would re-start, then a few minutes later shut off again. The stiffness of the wire was the only thing keeping it close enough to arc, until it warmed up. I replaced the blade connector with the OEM style that locks into the HEI housing.
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