New Hei Distributor For Carb 302/289!!

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  1. 72MAVGRABHER

    72MAVGRABHER Maverick Mechanic

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    http://www.dougherbert.com/chromealuminumfordheielectronicdistributor-p-24605.html

    Pro Tech Engineering HEI Distributor
    fits 289/302 carbureted, 50,000 v medium weight advance springs, distributor shaft is guided by precisely alligned bronze bushings for durability and extended street/strip use.

    Hey guys.... I've been looking for an all in one distributor for a while now, and came across this unit from Doug Herbert Racing... it's listed on the website for $ 118.00 but if you tell them you saw it in a mustang and ford trader for 99.99 they will accept it. This unit has a built in coil on top like the GM units.... it pretty much is... so this does away with the cylindrical oil filled coil we have. It is 50,000V and best of all, it's spin rated to 6,800 rpms without misfire... and cheap too...


    Mine will be in tomorrow, i'll keep you posted.

    I just thought this was a good economical way to clean up the engine compartment, and do away with points instead of pertronix...

    oh... and $10 shipping...

    ohh... and best of all.... summit racing sells the clear Gm caps to fit this, so you can see the electricity.

    thanks.
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    ~Dan.
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    grbmaverickmo Member

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    Had one on my last driver worked nice but had some intake clearence probs though. just a thought
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    signal20 Paul VanSteen

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    I got a new no name one on e-bay for$78 plus 10 for shipping.

    some day, if I ever get the engine in the car I'll let you know how it works!
  4. 72MAVGRABHER

    72MAVGRABHER Maverick Mechanic

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    Pics of it

    The clearance we'll have to see if I have problems.... hopefully not. I'm running an edelbrock rpm airgap intake, so dunno. I just received it a few mins ago via UPS man.

    Heres some pictures of it... it's a "biggen"

    The red coil "MSD" look has got to go....
    It'll have to be black or ford blue with the clear cap I have for it.

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    Well 72 mavgrabher..how did it work..worth buying
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    Considering the thread is 6 years old, and the poster hasn't been on here in about a year, you might not get your answer...:huh:
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    71gold Frank Cooper Supporting Member

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    He's ashamed of how...but ugly...it looks...:yup:
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    I have recently installed one on mine. No intake clearance issues, but I had to ditch the big round air filter.

    Like Frank said, BUTT ugly and BIG!!!

    I went this route because I wanted to lose all the wires associated with the coil and MSD box.
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    I got one of the BIG blue ones....love it, but yes, it's freaking HUGE! Not sure if it's the higher voltage coil or not, but it gave me a little bump in performance over the canister coil and Pertronix III unit I was using before. No problems so far.
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    Just removed mine and threw it away:smash: it was an ebay special (accel brand) could never get the timing set correctly plus it sucked oil up into the cap, always had a oil ring the same height as the rotor, Switched to a MSD ready to run. I'm much happy'er with it.
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    I have one in my comet from rpc I think the brand is cost me like $150 at tognotties but theyre known to be expensive
    I do wish it wasnt so big though
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    Stick with Ford hei, aka duraspark. You can have a stock looking cap or a newer slim one. Best of both words, if you go used it'll only cost you $20 in parts.

    anything goes wrong any parts store will have you covered, unlike these units.
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    When I saw he hadn't been around in over a year, was my same thought...

    I'd no doubt use one if I had a Chevy motor in the car, at least you can mostly hide it behind the air cleaner...
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    I had one on a 302. Used an offset base for the air cleaner and a different heater hose nipple to get clearance. When another one appeared on ebay for $40 I bought it, tested it, and stuck it in the trunk. ANY ignition problem on the road could have been solved with a swap with just two (one for tach) spade connectors to slip off and slip on. No diagnosing which part failed and no worries about how to get to a parts store.

    BTW, neither one ever failed.

    I know a lot of guys HATE them but I liked having the whole ignition contained in the distributor.
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    I have one on an '89 5.0 H.O... that's in my '72 Chevy pickup... it worked great for a couple of years, put about 15k on it, but recently the truck lost spark. Have traced the problem to the reluctor pickup. It really throws people off when you raise the hood without mentioning the engine swap, and there sits a small block V8 with a GM distributor, but it's on the front side of the motor instead of the back. :D
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    I don't think that blue balls special would clear my factory AC compressor.
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    So, they look like crap, and don't last very long....
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    This is another thread that should be LOCKED before it gets out of hand.
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