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  1. Electrical
    Ok so I am stumped and I hate asking for help. Overview: Car shuts off after running for about a minute. If I crank the engine over it won't start again but it will turn over. If I completely turn off the car and switch off the ignition system, then turn it back and crank it over the car will...
  2. Electrical
    Drove car to north of detroit from tennessee drove around a little drove out to pontiac get painted drove back from there now wont start. Have gas no spark. Changed to msd cap rotor coil and module still no spark. The distributor looks new very shiny so think it should all be fine. Been...
  3. Member Introductions
    I noticed very tight tolerance for an HEI against the firewall on my '72 with original 350. Any suggestions on how to overcome this? Thanks!
  4. Electrical
    Hey folks. I have a 1971 Nova 350 that came with an HEI distributor when I bought the car. It seems now the distributor cap is touching the firewall and it looks like this distributor is too big. The back of the cap is rubbing on the firewall. Has anyone run into this problem? Should I...
  5. Drivetrain & Performance
    Does anyone have anything good or bad to say about the inline 6 HEI's sold on e-bay ? Looks like I can get one for about $75 shipped to my door. That's only a good deal if its not a P.O.S. though. Anyone bought one ?
  6. Electrical
    Hi All, I noticed today that it appears that the shop that installed my Edelbrock 1406 w/electric choke carburetor wired it directly to the BAT terminal on my HEI distributor. The only red wire going into the distributor BAT terminal is coming directly from the carb. From what I've read this...
  7. Body and Interior
    I am going to put a 327 with a HEI distributor into a 71 nova, I have been told I have to massage the firewall back 1/2 in to an inch, I have body hammers, dollys, and a porta power for the job, what I don’t know is where to massage it, some say the crease above the tranny housing others say the...
  8. Drivetrain & Performance
    So i've been looking through the mass quantities of inline six threads (and drooling profusely) and still have a couple questions. first, i'm driving a '64 with the 194 inline six. 1) I remember seeing a link about converting to HEI distributor. I've been messing with my points/timing and...
  9. Electrical
    When I don't have the engine running, but have the key turned, my radio sounds fine. But when I turn my key to start the engine, the radio cuts out. It's a consistent cut out, and it does it when I try to play a CD also. It's almost as if it's a strobe-like effect, if that makes any sense. I...
  10. Electrical
    I just bought a '69 Nova and would like to tune it up. I'm not sure when the last tune up was, but I want to convert the points style ignition to and HEI style. I have read up on HEI ignition on these boards, and a lot of people say the distributor sometimes won't clear the firewall because...
  11. Drivetrain & Performance
    I have an HEI (Summit) distributor that needs help. The distributor is connected to a Summit multi-spark/rev limiter box. It seems to be able to muster about 18 degrees of mechanical advance and way too much vacuum advance. It seems to be "all in" by about 3400 rpm. I'd like to see it all in...
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