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I am getting ready to re-install my small block back into my 69 chevelle,I was wondering if a late model 80's HEI distibutor will clear the fire wall with no problems.Thanks in advanced..... SORRY ALL IT IS A LATE 70'S HEI THANKS TO ALL THE REPLYS..........


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Explain late model 80's dist, most of those are computer controlled.

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HEI will clear, have one in a BB 68. Like chev64 implied you don't want to fool with a LATE 80's dist. They have computer controlled timing. An HEI with one connector from base to cap, one power connection and one tach connection is the type you want.

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Yup, it'll fit. Snug, but it'll fit. You might also consider converting your points dist over to a pertronix conversion kit. There is also an outfit that you can send you dist to, and they will convert it to an HEI dist.
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Don't forget to replace the power supply wire; the original one from your points distributor was a "resistance" wire, to drop the voltage and avoid burning the points. I pulled the old wire out of the plug at the firewall, and ran a new 12gage wire. You can get the connectors at NAPA.

You also don't need the wire from the starter solenoid; that was there to give a full 12Volts during cranking for easier starts.

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