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Old 08-07-2008, 04:43 PM
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i am going to replace my 232 postal jeep distributor with a hei chevrolet 250 distributor. the postal jeep prestolite ignition has been nothing but problems and i want to upgrade to the hei ignition anyway. does anyone have any advoice before i take on this small task. so far as i can figure other than the normal distributor replacement process to installe the hei all i need to do is run a 12 v hot on run to the distributor and change the distributor drive gear with the one off the prestolite i will have to grind down to fit on the hei but i dont know how much i need to grind. anyone tried this befor if so what was the out come and what other problems should i expect.

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go to www.theamcforum.com and post under the 6cyl section. I think you need a diffrent distributor gear I think. I don't think the prestolite gear will work, you might need a points gear. but check with them on it. I post over there often but I'm not up on the 199-258's, I'm more familliar with the Nash design 196's
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eh there not doing me any good. i have tried 4 times to register there and it keeps saying it sent me the registration email but i never get one.
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1 of the moderators that also has some of the forum on his desktop computer ( the sites My- SQL server ). is having problems with his desktop, this might be doing that, or your email is dumping it as spam.. anyway, I searched the site, and found out, you only need to grind a little to make it fit, the AMC gear is just a little too tall.. but the best option is the distributor gear from a '83 up AMC V8 engine.. being the AMC 360 was used until 1991, you may be able to go to the Mopar dealer and get 1
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Old 08-08-2008, 02:20 AM
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thanks im going to pick up he parts this after noon going to try to grind first ill post how well it goes over
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best trick i have found is use a points dist. to trigger a ford tfi module.points last forever as they carry no current . a complete setup diagram is available at gofastforless.com.
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Old 08-11-2008, 11:25 AM
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put the hei distributor on the jeep today. super easy only problems i had where untangling the wires from someones blotched atempt to fix the old distributor. man this thing will move now.. going to have to uprade the brakes for sure now. i can believe how easy this was to do a little grinding and in she went. making it a chevy one peice at a time im pumped whats next
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