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Converting points to HEI


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#1 mikeringland

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Posted 13 October 2017 - 05:12 AM

I'm looking to convert my points distributor to HEI.

 

I'm guessing the only stock I'll need is a GM HEI distributor for a 350?

 

I know that I need to replace the resistance 12v wire with an ignition 12v wire.

 

Is there a place on the HEI to connect my tachometer wire?

 

Anything else that I should know before I attempt this?

 

I tried searching the forum and couldn't find much on this type of conversion. 

 

Mike 



#2 dejh22

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Posted 13 October 2017 - 08:17 AM

Sounds like you are on the right track.  Yes an HEI for a Chevy. Correct on the 12v wire. Yes there is a connection for the a Tachometer. It is right next to the connection for the ignition wire. You will need to have # 1 cylinder on top dead center and make sure the rotor in pointing at #1 cylinder. Then run your spark plug wires  with #1 wire being closest to the terminal that is in line with the rotor pointing at #1 cylinder.  Run your spark plug wires clockwise  18436572. The you will need to time it. Timing light or the way I do it by vacuum gauge.  


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