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how hard is it to swap out a points distributor to an hei on a 73 plymouth satellite with a 318?

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Doc here,

Mechanically, I can't comment on that swap, (I.E. Room around the Distributer, for advance / retard..etc) As It has been a long time since I've worked on a 318..

Electrically, It's a snap...Just abandon and remove the coil and resistor, and you should have 1 or 2 wires feeding the old coil resistor with 12 volts..hook your "BATT" wire there..

Be sure that line provides 12 Volts while cranking...or you have to find an uninterrupted source of power when the key is in "Start" or go to the "I" Terminal on the Starter solenoid for Secondary Ignition power.

If you have a Tach, that will hook up on the "TACH" terminal..

You'll Have to upgrade your Plug wires to an 8mm Spiral core wire, as your old ones will crossfire at the wires and plug boots under the high spark..

Get 8 New plugs, and gap those Between 45 and 65 thousands (what ever the evgine runs best at.) This will be your new gap in future.

That's it..nothing to it.


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