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  1. Clunky Distributor Cap on 351W

    Engine
    I'm assembling my '94 351W and I put a stock Duraspark HEI on it. Well, that big, clunky distributor looks like crap. I'd like to remove the intermittent plastic spacer between the distributor body and cap and put a smaller "points style" cap on it. Will a stock points style cap and rotor fit...
  2. Stock 351W Distributor

    Engine
    I'm dropping a '94 351W from a Ford truck into a '67 Fairlane and wondering if there's any reason the stock distributor won't work. Does it get wired like an original points style distributor? Alternatively, I'm considering a Petronix distributor. Should I just forget about the stock unit?
  3. New to dodge 318

    Engine
    HELP I have recently purchased a 1987 D150 it has a 318, it has ben setting for about 10 years. I sprayed some starting fluid in it and it roared to life, for a few seconds. Now im not getting any spark, can I change the distributor to a vacuum advance like on a sbc. I have seen and read about...
  4. Having trouble starting my just-rebuilt SBC.

    Engine
    Hey all. So I have a 79 camaro, 350, HEI distributor. I just finished assembling the motor and wiring and when I'm trying to start it, it just keeps cranking and seems to spit puffs of gas out of the carb. To me it sounds like the cam and crank timing is out of whack and unfortunately I didn't...
  5. Distributor Replacement

    Engine
    Hi Guys, New to this forum and to be honest, I have not tried to search on this subject. I am replacing a Accel distributor in a 327 sbc. I know little about Chevy. Most of my time is with Fords. Purchased a Skip White HEI. During installation, I noticed the distributor felt loose even when...
  6. distributor issue

    Engine
    Ok so i did a head gasket swap on my sbc 350, did the valves and when i Installed the distributor and went to start it, it idles for a second very rough and back fired through the carb. So i figured i had it 180'd out. Fixed it and this time when i went to start it, it would crank then a loud...
  7. head gasket replacement

    Engine
    i just replaced the blown head gaskets on my sbc 350. i set the valves(i think correctly) and its having trouble starting. I primed the carb and it turns over very rough and runs very very hard for 2 seconds and dies. Im not sure if thats due to incorrect valve set or the distributor. i hope im...
  8. 454 disibutor

    Engine
    hello, i have a 72 nova with 454 suburban engine, edelbrock 750 , performer intake, mild cam, headers. it has an old school unilite strobe distributor an i want to upgrade for an affordable price and it a drag car, any sugestions welcome thanks.
  9. Keep Breaking Mallories

    Electrical
    Hey guys, on my car I run a Mallory Magnetic Breakerless Distributor. Now my problem is the magnetic pickup keeps burning out on mine. The past two weeks have seen 2 replacements and these things are not cheap!!! Apart from that, I run an MSD 6a box and a Mallory coil. Symptoms from the last...
  10. 98 5.7 Vortec -> 04 TJ Install

    Engine
    I have a 98 5.7 vortec (spider injection) motor. The motor turns over very slow and at times even needs a few turns of the key to crank at all(as if it's frozen for a sec). It seems to be a huge strain for the starter to crank the motor. I have two fully charged/tested 875 CCA batteries I tried...
  11. HEI Distributor cap and rotor question

    Electrical
    So when i was dropping the v8 into my s10 i broke the rotor on the distributor (cap was removed) so my question is, do all HEI distributors use the same cap and rotors? Coil located in cap
  12. 355 solid roller distributor gear wear.

    Engine
    I finally got my new motor in my S10 but noticed the timing was jumping around @ 3000 rpm and above. I considered two possible reasons for this happening. 1. Cam walk 2. Distributor gear end play. So I pulled the distributor out at about 300 miles and noticed a lot of wear. :nono: It had a...
  13. vacuum advance causes engine to die

    Engine
    Need help with this one. 62 Ford 352. Starts and runs fine for about 20 seconds then runs really bad and feels like timing is out. Disconnected and plugged vacuum advance. After warming up it smooths out on its own and the engine runs fine. Timing is dead on and running smooth when warm. When I...
  14. lt1 conversion

    Engine
    Ok, iv got an 89 gcm truck with a vortec 350, and i have an lt1 out of a corvette that im wanting to put in the truck, but i have some questions, can i use my sbc hei distributor and tbi intake? I know more old school mechanics but have little to no knowledge of the lt engines, what kind of...
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