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Please help with 3.8/231.

Let me first start by saying hello! I am new here. I figured I should register here because every time I typed a question into goggle, it would refer this site to me.

Now, my issues. I believe the engine I have is a 1981, 231. I also believe the spark is computer controlled because it has no vacuum advance canister on the distributor. From what I gathered from this site is any GM HEI distributor with an advance canister will replace it.

But I can't find much info on the carburetors being used. This in mine. It looks complicated to me. Can I just strip all this "useless" stuff off.

And this thing was under the carburetor.

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Yes, any early-mid seventies even fire Buick 3.8 vac can distrib will work.

This carb is not usable in a stand alone engine.. Get a carb and intake from an early seventies engine..
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