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Old 11-06-2003, 07:08 PM
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HEI Distributor Problem

I was working on the car tonight and found a problem with the distributor. I was letting the car run to charge the battery, while I was doing this I decided to clean the dust off the chrome air cleaner. As soon as I touched it the car died. I restarted the car it ran fine as soon as I began to clean the air cleaner it died again. I then decided to push down on the air cleaner only to hear arcing. I looked and the 3 wires coming from the side of the distributor were arcing against some metal. Upon further investigation I found that the insulation was totally rotted off in some spots (not good) The wires are the ones that go into the plug towards the top of the distributor. Do they make a replacement plug and harness or am I into a new distributor?

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Mark
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