Senior Tech Team
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Yerington, Nevada
Re: HEI Swap
A couple of ideas,
As far as the toggle switch on the BATT side, NOPE, a good thief knows to bring an alligator clipped jumper wire to get the ignition working from BATT to the positive post on the battery.
Even with a tachometer, the large HEi can be stopped cold with another wire from the TACH terminal on the cap, through the hidden toggle switch, to ground, and then, any other power source to the BATT won't get the fire started up, until the TACH toggle switch is thrown to its off position.
If I was threatened with execution if I didn't run a large HEI, I'd try to find a take out one from a GM Chevrolet crate ZZ series engine (people take them out when they don't have adequate firewall clearance for them), and send me an email so you can get the curves and vacuum advance set up correctly.