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TStone

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Has anyone tried this?
« on: October 12, 2006, 08:42:06 PM »
Has anyone found an HEI dist that fits a 68 with 327 without modifing the firewall?
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Re: Has anyone tried this?
« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2006, 03:36:21 AM »
Who would want one?  lol   HEI stands for Herniated Epileptic Ignition. Seriously, I think a Pertronix kit would be a lot better. My 2 cents.
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Re: Has anyone tried this?
« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2006, 02:38:10 PM »
"Dave's Small-Body HEI" can convert your existing "small" distributor to HEI if that's what you really want.  :)
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Re: Has anyone tried this?
« Reply #3 on: January 01, 2007, 10:24:58 PM »
John,

I just got done installing a new GM crate motor in my '69.  The HEI is too big for the firewall without modification.  I used an MSD Ready-To-Run Street Pro-Billet from Jeg's (121-8360).  This is the 2nd one I have purchased (two different cars  :)) and have had no problems whatsoever with lots of clearance.  Hope this helps.   8)

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Re: Has anyone tried this?
« Reply #4 on: January 02, 2007, 11:31:54 AM »
I ended up going with the Pertronix Set-up - Dist & Coil - working great and priced well
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Re: Has anyone tried this?
« Reply #5 on: January 12, 2007, 03:49:50 AM »
I agree the pertronix set up is too easy and works great

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Re: Has anyone tried this?
« Reply #6 on: March 01, 2007, 08:44:25 PM »
On the car that I own and the one before that , I put an HEI distributor that came from a `75 camaro,  on both cars I have to bang the fire wall to make room for the distributor.

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Re: Has anyone tried this?
« Reply #7 on: March 02, 2007, 07:27:58 AM »
I installed a complete Accell self contained HEI unit (had a GM HEI in it ) in my 67 Camaro with a 355/4sp with no firewall issues.

In response to who'd want one. It's a neat, complete self contained unit, put it in, add 12volts and a wire for the tach and your done. They work great for mild to moderate engine and are reliable.