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    Posted: Sep/21/2018 at 10:11am
When rebuilt the 232 in the Gladiator, I installed a Skip White HEI distributor. For the past four years, it has served us well. The wire connector at the coil is failing. If I gently touch it, the engine stutters. Is there another reasonable atternative available or should I just buy another Skip White distributor? I’m not sure if I can replace the coil. It appears to be a GM style coil.
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Should be just a gm coil. Remove the top cover and it unbolts. Real easy to change
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I think you’re right. Going to take it apart before I replace the dizzy
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A new coil is not expensive. Last one I changed in a gm hei was under $10.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote 69gladiator Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/23/2018 at 10:11pm
On the subject of a HEI, is 5 degrees still a good timing setting? The TSM states it’s either 5 degrees or 0 depending on the model of distributor. Obviously, HEI didn’t exist in 1969.
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