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HEI Distributor

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HEI Distributor

Post #1 by Red72FarmTruck » Sun Oct 06, 2019 12:48 am

Anyone used one of the top street performance HEI distributors you can find on eBay or Amazon. They seem to have good reviews and the prices seem fair. Much cheaper than the Davis race unit that is available.

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Re: HEI Distributor

Post #2 by sdiesel » Sun Oct 13, 2019 1:06 am

yes, kinda.
I use the D spark dist with the HEI trigger module. a friend was so impressed with my hillbilly set up that he bought one of those distributors, for a 460 and in the box they appeared to be very good quality at a glance.
he has not gotten back to me on performance, but I urge u to consider using just the module from GM dist.
it seems to me that behemoth HEI in a 6 would take a lot of space.
the d spark is a very very good distributor.
the HEI, module with a MSD coil has enough heat to toss u across the garage, and plop u on the butt.
a long love affair with the 300 six.
my lastest and final fling is a fresh 300 in an 88 ford f350 dually 4X flatbed

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Re: HEI Distributor

Post #3 by BigBlue94 » Mon Oct 14, 2019 9:56 am

No, I went with the Davis unit. Their HEI kicks butt! My 300 with a 4bbl starts almost instantly and has no shortage of spark.

I dont think the HEI really takes up all that much room. It's not like there isn't space on that side of the engine. It doesnt even stick out much past the fuel pump

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Re: HEI Distributor

Post #4 by F15082 » Tue Oct 15, 2019 9:40 pm

I used a cheap-o HEI off of amazon and a new Carter carb from Mike’s carburetor parts to solve all of my feedback carb problems. Since I junked the FB carb, the truck has been running fine for about 6 months with the carb and the distributor. I mostly drive it on weekends, but other than the HEI and metal timing gears, its bone stock and it runs well. Can’t speak to longevity yet.

Cleaning up the body and suspension are next and then I am going to look at a full engine rebuild on an engine I got with the truck.

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