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Old December 27th, 2012, 06:38 PM
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HEI Distributor Replacement

Can't you just drop in Proform HEI Distributor $189.95 67088 from Summit Racing (http://www.summitracing.com/parts/pr...ges/make/buick), hook the three wires up and be on your way (maybe a gear swap)? No more separate/remote coil?
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Old December 28th, 2012, 05:24 PM
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Nope, I tried to install an HEI from DUI a few years ago but it physically will not fit. It drops into the hole without a problem but I believe it fouled on the corner of the intake. It's been a few years but I think that was the problem.
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Old December 28th, 2012, 05:44 PM
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I've had good luck with pertronix distributors and coils. Fairly inexpensive and easy to install. Still a separate coil though...i purchased them here
http://ponderosamustang.com/index.ph...products_id=76
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Old December 28th, 2012, 05:48 PM
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Seems like every thread about an aftermarket distributor is chocked full of problems. Id love to put a stronger spark on my Classic, just doesn't seem worth the trouble.
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Old December 28th, 2012, 07:51 PM
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Nope, I tried to install an HEI from DUI a few years ago but it physically will not fit. It drops into the hole without a problem but I believe it fouled on the corner of the intake. It's been a few years but I think that was the problem.
Mike
Even though this is not a DUI (as far as I can tell), but a Proform, from the picture I was concern about the clearance of the vacuum advance. I guess the only way to tell is to purchase one and see if it fits. I'll report back if and when I do. But for now I will purchase some wires and wear out my new cap.
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Old December 28th, 2012, 08:21 PM
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Seems like every thread about an aftermarket distributor is chocked full of problems. Id love to put a stronger spark on my Classic, just doesn't seem worth the trouble.
You could always bin the dizzy completely & convert to Ford EDIS.... then you get real big sparks and it'll run in deep water too
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Old December 29th, 2012, 12:01 AM
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Seems like every thread about an aftermarket distributor is chocked full of problems. Id love to put a stronger spark on my Classic, just doesn't seem worth the trouble.

I installed a Mallory Unilite after the HEI wouldn't fit. It's been trouble free for many years. I would definitely recommend it.
There was a thread here a couple of weeks ago where the poster was having a problem with the Mallory unit and I'm pretty sure it was an install issue and not a product issue.

The Mallory wiring is pretty easy.

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