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I've searched the forums for this, but still unsure what year distributors will work for the swap. I have a 70 malibu with a 307. thanks for the help!!!
 

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I am not too sure what kind of swap you are doing, so here are my best guesses. Big block and small block distributors are interchangeable, so that is not a big factor. If you are interested in the electronic distributors made by GM (HEI) , you will need to get one from 1975 to 1984. The later ones require a computer connection, which is not a good idea. The computer HEI will not have a vacuum advance can, so it is easy to identify.
 

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thanks for the reply, just what I needed. I am putting in an hei. The junkyard has some chevy's with 305's in them. Would this work. Just trying to get bye for a year until new engine is built. I'd like to just bye a new cap and rotor. Thanks for the help again!!!
 

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remember to regap your spark plugs after you install the HEI. They use a gap like .45 or .50 whereas points use a smaller gap like .35. Probably a good idea to totally change plugs to the type that are recommended for the year of car you get the HEI from. Also, be reminded that a HEI distributor needs a full 12 volts to it, the wire that now goes to your points distibutor is a "resistor wire" and drops voltage to 9 volts to your coil so you dont burn out the points or coil. Search HEI in this forum and in the Engine section for more info on the conversion.
 
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