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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote First_Gear Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/20/2021 at 3:31pm
I just had read this on the forum somewhere. Maybe it was Farna? I don't remember. Anyway just thought I would put it out there. Do you know what current the fet is rated for? That might tell us something.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote rgsauger Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/25/2021 at 9:26am
 You could also get a late 70s or early 80s DurasPark distributor and use it to trigger an MSD 6A. That’s what I have in my jeep and I absolutely love it! Use the big distributor cap from a 1981 Ford 300 straight six engine. The MSD and hot coil made all the difference in the world.  
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I am using the Petronix in a Delco distributor in a 67 232. Use the Petronix coil and full voltage, no resistor. Touch the key and it is started.

I also have a Delco HEI from a Chev 79 Nova IIRC but I haven't found the right gear for it yet. I would put that one in my spare 232 engine. Anybody know a P/N for that gear? 
I used that distributor in my 66 truck for a while before switching to a V-8 and it worked perfectly.

HEI or Petronix, from my experience, they both work good.
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Originally posted by vinny vinny wrote:

I also have a Delco HEI from a Chev 79 Nova IIRC but I haven't found the right gear for it yet.

I believe I've read the AMC gear will fit the hei distributor, so you may already have one.  
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I sent a Prestolite points distributor to a guy and he sent me back a defective something from a Jeep with two vacuum lines coming out of it. I tried that gear on the HEI but it was too big on the shaft. I guess I could have a repair sleeve machined to fill the gap. 

If it were from a Delco distributor then yes I think it would fit the HEI but up here the only Delco distributors were on the US made Rambler Americans. Canadian built cars used the Prestolite. I don't know what brand distributor they used on the later Jeeps with a 232.


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