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Restoring engine back to points: what's needed?
« on: May 24, 2012, 07:07:13 AM »
I ultimately want to restore my 350 back to its original form.  I currently have a crane XR700 ignition, Holley 4150, and edelbrock rpm intake.

I have a 4MV quadrajet (needs rebuilding), i am on the hunt for a 3905393 intake and I found a lead on a 1111168 distributor that will be restored for me. 

When going back to points, is it as simple as swapping distributors, removing the XR700 components, and dialing everything in or is there more to it?

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Re: Restoring engine back to points: what's needed?
« Reply #1 on: May 24, 2012, 07:47:55 PM »
What do you mean by original form? Stock appearing or numbers matching?

Mike S

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Re: Restoring engine back to points: what's needed?
« Reply #2 on: May 24, 2012, 10:49:19 PM »
In addition to Big Iron's question, did you save the original resistor wire to be used with the stock distributor?

Mike
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Re: Restoring engine back to points: what's needed?
« Reply #3 on: May 25, 2012, 12:37:29 AM »
What do you mean by original form? Stock appearing or numbers matching?

Mostly stock appearing as I think I got the numbers down that I need to search for.  Basically, once I acquire the Points distributor, can I just remove the current one and drop this one in? What else must be added or removed to make it operational?  

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Re: Restoring engine back to points: what's needed?
« Reply #4 on: May 25, 2012, 12:46:03 AM »
 If you have the resistor wire intact and a stock type coil (2 wires), then it should work fine poviding the distributor is properly indexed.

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Re: Restoring engine back to points: what's needed?
« Reply #5 on: May 25, 2012, 01:09:40 AM »
Do you have the correct 4MV carb for your application? You did not give a #.
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Re: Restoring engine back to points: what's needed?
« Reply #6 on: May 25, 2012, 02:10:04 AM »
Do you have the correct 4MV carb for your application? You did not give a #.
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The quadrajet I have is 7037202

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Re: Restoring engine back to points: what's needed?
« Reply #7 on: May 25, 2012, 02:10:49 AM »
If you have the resistor wire intact and a stock type coil (2 wires), then it should work fine poviding the distributor is properly indexed.

Mike

Got it.  Thanks!