These type engines are also commonly referred to as a" straight six"
The ultimate upgrade from your old points distributor or worn out original HEI distributor.
Connect a 12 volt source use the HEI plug wires for a male style cap, and you now have the best ignition system made.
HEI Installation instructions.
1.Unpack the distributor carefully and inspect it for possible shipping damage.Inspect again after removing the cap.
2.If the distributor to be replaced has not already been removed from the engine, remove its cap.On GM HEI distributor, unplug the pickup to coil harness from the cap.Do not remove the plug wire at this time.Crank the engine slowly until the rotor blade aims a fix point on the engine or firewall.Note this point for future reference.
3.Find the connector in the wiring from the distributor to the ignition switch, and unplug it.
4.Note the exact position of the vacuum advance canister.Put a reference mark on the engine or firewall so that the new distributor may be easily installed in the same position.
5.Loosen and remove the distributor hold-down bolt and clamp.Lift the old distributor out.If the engine had been running within the past few minutes, the distributor housing may be hot and coated with hot engine oil.Wrap a shop towel around the distributor to avoid burning your hands and dripping oil.
6.Lower the new distributor into position.The rotor should be aimed at the same fixed point as was the rotor of the old distributor, and the vacuum canister aligned with the reference mark.After the new distributor has been lowered into place, you may find that it hasn’t seated firmly against the support boss.This indicates that the lower end of the distributor shaft is not properly aligned with the oil pump drive rod.Do not attempt to force the distributor into position.
7.Reinstall the hold-down clamp and thread the bolt just enough to exert a very slight pressure against the distributor.If the distributor was not firmly seated, manually rotate the engine until the distributor drop down into place.
8.With the distributor properly seated, tighten the hold-down bold just enough so that the distributor is held in place but can still be rotated with a little effort.Again, make sure that the vacuum canister is aligned with the reference mark.
9.Remove the plug wires one at a time from the old cap and install them in the corresponding positions of the new one (on GM HEI distributors, it will also be necessary to transfer the coil and coil cover from the old cap to the new one).After all wires have been transferred, verify that the wire in the terminal post that is aligned with the rotor leads to number one cylinder.If you are unsure of cylinder number position or firing order, this information can be found in the service manual that covers your particular engine.Put on the distributor cap.
10.Reconnect the wiring leading from the distributor to the ignition switch.On GM HEI distributors, plug the pickup lead connector into the new distributor cap.
11.Connect timing light.Start the engine and allow it to warm up sufficiently to idle smoothly.It may be necessary to rotate the distributor (either clockwise or counter-clockwise) before a smooth idle can be achieved.If the engine will not idle smoothly, the firing order may be incorrect or the rotor may not have been properly aligned during installation.Consult a service manual for corrective procedure.
12.Consult the appropriate service manual to determine the factory-recommended initial timing and idle speed.Set initial spark timing with the vacuum advance line disconnected and plugged.Advancing timing two to four degrees from the factory setting will usually provide improved performance and fuel economy.However, timing advance beyond factory specification may result in detonation, which can cause engine damage.Listen carefully.If you hear the engine knocking or pinging, retard initial timing as required to eliminate it.
13 If you are converting from points to HEI, be sure that the your new unit is supplied with a full 12 volt power source. All point systems had a ballast resister that reduced voltage to around 6-8 volts. These resisters were often in the wire harness coming from the starter, and this must be eliminated. Test your power source to be sure your feeding the new HEI unit a full 12 volts. You will also need a spade terminal to tap your power source into the new unit. You can find such terminals at any auto supply. See our other listings for many HEI accessories.
PLEASE UNDERSTAND THIS PRICE IS DUE TO A PRICE WAR WITH SEVERAL OF OUR COMPETITORS. YOU WILL NOT SEE THESE AT THIS PRICE IN THE FUTURE. THIS IS NOT A SALES GIMMICK, JUST THE PLAIN TRUTH.GO INTO SOME OF OUR PAST FEEDBACK FROM A COUPLE MONTHS AGO AND YOU WILL SEE THAT THESE UNITS SOLD FOR MUCH MORE, AT LEAST 20% MORE. THE QUALITY IS OUTSTANDING WITH A NEAR ZERO FAILURE RATE. OUR SUPPLY IS VERY LIMITED. MANY GARAGES HAVE PURCHASED THESE IN CASE LOTS FROM US. THIS TRULY IS THE BEST DEAL YOU WILL EVER SEE ON A COMPLETE 65K FACTORY MARKED HEI DISTRIBUTOR. WE SIMPLY REFUSE TO BE PRICED OUT BY COMPETITORS. WE HAVE ALWAYS BEEN THE NO. 1 SELLER ON THIS ITEM, AND WILL CONTINUE IN THIS POSITION. THIS ITEM WILL RETURN TO NORMAL PRICING VERY SOON. MANY OF YOU ARE RETURN CUSTOMERS, AND I HAVE PROMISED TO STAY COMPETITIVE. SEVERAL OTHER ITEMS WE HAVE LISTED ARE IN THIS SAME PRICE WAR SITUATION, SO CHECK OUT OUR OTHER LISTINGS. CLICK THE STORE LISTINGS TAB. OTHERS MAY CLAIM TO HAVE A BETTER HEI, BUT WE FIND THAT NOT TO BE THE CASE FROM OUR EXPERIENCE.
TECH INFO, PLEASE CALL 423-722-5152
WE ARE THE NO.1 WHOLESALE MARKETERS OF HEI DISTRIBUTORS IN THE COUNTRY.
WE HAVE MANY GARAGES AND SPEED SHOPS THAT PURCHASE THESE IN CASE LOTS FROM US. WE HAVE THE BEST HEI ON THE MARKET.
CLICK ON THE PURCHASES TAB ABOVE, AND YOU WILL BE SHOCKED AS TO HOW MANY PEOPLE ARE BUYING THIS UNIT. WE HAVE NOTICED OTHER UNITS ON THE MARKET, BUT FEW ARE OF THIS QUALITY. IT IS THE NO. 1 HEI ON THE MARKET.
WE HAVE POSSIBLY SOLD MORE OF THESE THAN ANYONE IN THE COUNTRY. THIS IS A TOTALLY REVISED UNIT. CANADA SHIPPING AVAILABLE FOR $41.00, US POSTAL PRIORITY MAIL.
FULL LIFETIME WARRANTY, UNLIMITED MILEAGE!
THIS IS THE COMPLETE DISTRIBUTOR BODY, SHAFT, GEAR, 65K COIL, MODULE, CAP, ROTOR BUTTON
Read some of our past feedback on those that have purchased this unit, and you will be convinced of it's quality, and value.
THIS IS THE NEWEST VERSION ON THE MARKET. THIS UNIT HAS A PERFECTED MODULE SYSTEM VIRTUALLY ELIMINATING FAILURES, AS WELL AS THE NEW 65K COIL!! THIS COIL IS ESSENTIAL ON ANY MODIFIED ENGINE.
BRAND NEW IN THE BOX. FIRST LINE ITEM.
We have sold this same unit at our store for several years, and have many high performance engines in this area running this unit. The only difference is this is a much improved model. All parts used are brand new, first line quality. We know there are several manufacturers on the market, and we have been very selective in choosing the best company to make our distributors.
We are in the performance business.
Fully CNC Machined - Polished Housing
Adjustable vacuum advance canister to improve economy while cruising
Premium caps with brass terminals, and a low-saturation Ignition module
It also offers true spark alignment for instantaneous response at high RPM
65K COIL, Factory marked.
EMAIL US IF YOU HAVE ANY TECHNICAL QUESTIONS.
This is the perfect upgrade for your classic Chevy, or just part of a tune-up. It would not be practical to re-install the original HEI back into your engine if you are overhauling it.
Here are a few problems you are most likely to encounter, when using an old distributor.
excessive end shaft play
weak coil, worn or cracked cap, and button
weakened advance springs
if going from points to HEI this alone is a huge upgrade
All of the above can greatly affect the performance of your engine.
These are just a few of the things that most old distributors have going on with them. For the low cost of a complete brand new one, it just makes little sense to used the original distributor. When we rebuild any early model Chevy engine, we insist the customer purchase a new distributor. You will notice a performance difference in your engine if you have any of the above issues with your old distributor. All of the old HEI's we see have excess end play in the shaft. I'm sure the coils on them are not at full voltage. This is much more than the oem model. All car makers have dramatically improved the ignition systems on cars and trucks. This is an indication of how important good ignition is to an engine.
WE ALSO HAVE ACCESSORY ITEMS AVAILABLE FOR THIS DISTRIBUTOR
This distributor also has the performance curve setup. Do not be mislead into thinking other HEI's on the market are superior to this. If anything they are most likely the older version. We have sold more HEI's than any seller, and we provide the newest models available.
PAYMENT AND SHIPPING DETAILS
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If you checkout and start over, the auto calculator will not recognize the multiple purchases, and there will be no shipping discount. Should you decide to start purchasing again after checking out, you will need to contact us so we can calculate your shipping for you.
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