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Old 04-04-2010, 10:31 AM
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Im using a V8 housing fitted with v6 parts but it doesnt sit all the way down into the manifold. When you look down the dist hole the oil pump shaft looks very high almost even with the bottom of the cam gear.I guess im going to have to drop the pan and take a look at the shaft.

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4.3 Chev dist.

I guess when I started this 4.3 chev. distributor inquiry, I opened up a can of worms. It seems a lot of people are having the same trouble as I did. A message to mark-cobalt327. I didn't send the information to you from 'ignition man' cause I never received it myself. I seem to have solved the problem myself and I'll tell you what I did. Everyone seems to try to put 6 cylinder parts in the V8 distributor. I don't think that is the way to go. I ended up using a early 4.3 6 cylinder HEI with the mechanical vacuum. This dist. has a 3 wire lead module. I cut the plug off for the 3wire lead and soldered in a 2 wire lead, eliminating the third lead. then I used a V8 2 wire module in place of the 3 wire 6 cyl. module. After all, the module is only a trigger. It works great. This seems to be a lot easier than trying to make a go of it with a V8 dist. I hope this info will help.
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I dropped my oil pan today and took the pump and shaft off. Apparently whoever put the pump in used a shaft that was an inch too long so hopefully in a few days ill have it going and report my findings.
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I guess when I started this 4.3 chev. distributor inquiry, I opened up a can of worms. It seems a lot of people are having the same trouble as I did. A message to mark-cobalt327. I didn't send the information to you from 'ignition man' cause I never received it myself. I seem to have solved the problem myself and I'll tell you what I did. Everyone seems to try to put 6 cylinder parts in the V8 distributor. I don't think that is the way to go. I ended up using a early 4.3 6 cylinder HEI with the mechanical vacuum. This dist. has a 3 wire lead module. I cut the plug off for the 3wire lead and soldered in a 2 wire lead, eliminating the third lead. then I used a V8 2 wire module in place of the 3 wire 6 cyl. module. After all, the module is only a trigger. It works great. This seems to be a lot easier than trying to make a go of it with a V8 dist. I hope this info will help.
Also, any comments will be appreciated.
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If I understand you correctly, you replaced the 5-pin module w/a 4-pin module and a pig tail to match. Sounds real good, but those distributors aren't exactly everywhere, either- but a good use of one, none the less!

I have a '94 4.3L distributor (has a small cap- would be great for an S-10 swap) that I'm going to do some experimenting with to see what can either be used from it into an earlier distributor, or vice versa.

The module mounting into the '94 small cap dist isn't an issue- the module can be mounted anywhere as long as it's cool. The reluctor wheel and trigger coil is what I'm curious about, to see what can be done in the way of using it to trigger the 4-pin module.

Hey Ignition Man- What's up, dude? Hows come no info forthcoming??? Has anyone received anything from him?
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Seeing how IgnitionMan posted for just two months, ending in Feb of 2006, I'd say he is long gone
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This from a previous post I did earlier, just info for someone trying to make an even fire 4.3L HEI distributor.

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"You need an inline 6Cyl HEI dist( this is an even fire dist). Pull the inline 6Cyl HEI star reluctor and the pickup from this distributor.
Get a Chev V8 HEI dist, take it apart and install the inline 6Cyl HEI star reluctor and the pickup. Use the V8 HEI module and wire harness. There are two different dist caps, one is a flat 6Cyl inline HEI cap with a coil post in the middle. This cap works with a V6 CPI or TBI ignition coil, you have to extend the wiring from the dist to the remote coil. This usually gives you clearance if you are running a Holley 4160 600cfm with a 2" carb spacer and either the Edelbrock 2111/2114 intakes or the GM over the counter square bore intake(made by Edelbrock for GM, not sold anymore by GM).
The other cap is a V6 version of the V8 cap with the coil in the cap, this is from the 1985/86 4.3L with the carb. This will work with the 1985/86 4.3L Qjet intake and a pre-computer 305 Qjet with 4.3L jets and metering rods.

I hope this helps someone, it took me some trial & error and experimentation to find this out."
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Sorry, but I could find no other path to reach Ignitionman or to request his info :: vgnc11@gmail.com
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Dollar to dirt he's long gone, but good luch anyway.
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I was told the same thing by my engine builder that Cobalt327 mentioned. Use a distributor from a GM Chevy or Jimmy from a 1985-86 truck with the 4.3L V6. It has both advances. I also see that www.gearheadworld.com sells an HEI distributor complete w/50,000 volt coil for Chevy 4.3L V6. I'm not sure about the advances, so you may need to contact them on the application. It's only $75.
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