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Old 06-13-2010, 09:45 AM
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Small diameter Distributor

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I am having a problem with my standard size distributor fitting in my car and i know I can find help here. I have a 1967 Camaro that I placed a 427 cast number 512 into. The standard size HEI distributor is to tight against the firewall. I set the motor up for the vacuum advance and would like to keep it that way. Has anyone used a MSD number 8360 and if so with what coil? I have only seen pictures of it and do not know if it is smaller or not. I am open to any ideas. Thanks

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try this http://www.davessmallbodyheis.com/
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that is a very good sight. Thanks I will keep it in mind.
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Get the Blaster II coil.


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If you are wanting to replace the distributor, get one made for a blower application, Crane, Msd, sometimes referred to as small cap distributors.
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Thank you for the reply. Why one for a blower application?
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Thank you for the reply. Why one for a blower application?
Blower application stuff is often even smaller around than an old points distributor is, gaining even more clearance. I don't beleive anyone has these "smaller than points style" distributors with a vacuum advance however.

A good "points size" housing modern electronic distributor with vacuum advance should drop right in for you and clear just fine, they just require a seperate coil. The 8360 is the same size as a points housing is
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thanks ericnova I did not know that the blower stuff is smaller, always learning. I think I am going to go with the MSD Ready to run Pro-Billet number 8360. It is the same size as a point distributor and needs nothing but a coil. So I will go with the Blaster II as recommend. Thanks Guys
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