I loved these on my old GM cars.. What are they like on a carbureted SBF?
normally when I'm at the drag strip and I see a Ford, I have to go look. When I look and see an HEI distributor, I keep walking.
They are easy to hook up. That is their only positive.
as said, the tech is OLD, TFI blows it away and even TFI is old tech.
With all that said, I tried one. Removed a failing MSD distributor and MSD 6AL box on 15:1 700hp naturally aspirated sbf. There was no ET or MPH difference anywhere on the track. It is just huge, ugly, and RIGHT there on the front of the engine, blocking the view of the entire engine. Plus an air cleaner is tougher to fit, and because it's so large in diameter a carburetor bowl isn't going to come off easily should that need arise (and it will)-negating the removal of either the distributor or the carburetor. Mine is MFI (Ron's system, somewhat similar to a fuel or alcohol dragster/flopper/altered in it's function) methanol injection, only real issue I ran into was the shutoff valve cable was interfering with the distributor. Not a huge issue to move the bracket just something I had to do. Went back to MSD. Would like to get rid of the distributor altogether but since there is nothing proven that going COP or CNP is any better, at least not in my application, I ain't gonna spend $1500 for it. A $250 distributor is fine and has worked for over 30 years on this car and is working now.
when it's in the back of the engine you never really notice it until it's time to replace the module again. And again. And again. Buick and caddy had them on the front of the engine, and there they were all by themselves, just laying there saying "hey look at my big ugly self"--and "at least I'm easier to get to when you have to put another module in".
I have had one on my '54 Ford with a 302 & AOD for over six years and no issues since I had to totally rewire the car the one wire hook up with the HEI was a no brainer since the internals are all Chevy HEI it's EZ to find parts if needed. The Intake is a Professional Products Typhoon which has the front and rear water passes like the early Weiand Stealth the Carb is a Cater Competition Series 625 CFMI loved these on my old GM cars.. What are they like on a carbureted SBF?
Start doing some research and you will find that a lot of companies are using offshore production like Pertronix and MSD for some of their products the box they come in or the decal may be "Made in the USA" you can get an all American HEI from Free Shipping on Orders Over $99 at Summit Racingthey are china crap.
Progression ignition is the only way to go for non ECU vehicles. Have one on my 1970 Olds. Tuning is simple, total control of your timing. You get a small cap/remote coil set up too so its looks like a Ford.I loved these on my old GM cars.. What are they like on a carbureted SBF?
Way overkill for my grocery getter... I think I will pass on the HEI too, as I do not want to modify my air cleaner..
You can get a small cap with remote coil. You'll never be able to tune a regular distributer like the Progression either. Only way to go if your non EFI.Way overkill for my grocery getter... I think I will pass on the HEI too, as I do not want to modify my air cleaner..
By the time I rebuild my stock dist and install a steel gear, I can almost buy a DUI duraspark.....
I appreciate your help here but probably not going to spend that much on a distributor... Bag of groceries in the trunk will never know the difference..LOLYou can get a small cap with remote coil. You'll never be able to tune a regular distributer like the Progression either. Only way to go if your non EFI.