Originally Posted by truckerkev
hello people, i am getting ready to put the body on my 29 ford roadster project for the last time. sbc, i have a stock hei distributor, my problem is between the top of the distributor (coil) i have 3/4 of a inch clearance from the recessed fire fire wall. the distributor side to fire wall is ok, does anyone know of a short cap distributor that would solve my problem, thank you
One option is a MSD p/n 84891 dist. which has a crab cap and a magnetic pick up. It requires an ignition box because it contains no module. It has a mechanical advance but no vacuum advance. More details: Chevy Flat Top Pro-Billet Distributor - 84891
Cheapest option is a small cap HEI
that's a stand alone, self contained unit.