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Did they make HEI for straight sixes?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by dontoe, Sep 30, 2006.

  1. dontoe

    dontoe 3/4 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    My '74 has points.
    I'd like to put a HEI distributor in it if they were used in later models.
     
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    Yes they were supplied with HEI. 70's Novas would be a good start.:D
     
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    I believe 74 is when they started using HEI so anything after that with a 6 should use it. Yes my brothers 76 nova had one.
     
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    roadnotca 3/4 ton status

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    Don, all those distributors are ~30 years old now. It might be best to get a brand new one; CRT Perf. or D.U.I. or MSD?
     
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    dontoe 3/4 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Yeah.............:wink1:

    Thank's y'all!!!! :D
     
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    I have one...

    I saved the HEI from my 79 C-10's 250 six--it had the coil in the cap,some years the sixes had it on the block ,and used a different cap,with a coil wire..

    If your interested in it,PM me,--I won't be home until tomorrow though..going to a concert in NH tonight...:crazy:
     
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    There you go Don, mileage vs. $$.:D
     
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    If you get a used OE one, make sure it comes with the shaft extension. The 6 cyl HEI shaft is actually a V8 shaft with an extension pinned to the end to reach the oil pump. The extension is not easy to find, took me 2 weeks and a lot of phone calls.

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    I don't guess you have any pics of the extension?

    That's a good lookin clean 6 banger you have!
     
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    Thanks, it has 79K miles on it. When I put a new head on it, with hardened seats, I cleaned it up some and threw some paint on it.
    The extension shaft is bout 3-4" long, with a slot in the top that engages the oil pump drive tang. The other end has the drive tang. Also, the top has a hole drilled thru for a shear pin.
     
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    dontoe 3/4 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    I've got another "three-on-the-tree" now..........been a few years!!! :D

    1974, 250-6, manual brakes, steering, trans. 65,000 original miles!!! :D
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    Cool!!!!!! Don't shift from first to second too quick, or you will be in "lock up land".
     
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    While we're whippin em out and showin em off, here's my 3 on the tree behind a 250 L6



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    Wow, doesn't get any simpler than that, straight too(?)
     
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    C20?
     
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    Yep, C20. It has power steering and power brakes, Eaton rear with 4.56 gears and a no-spin, 3 on the tree and a 250-6.
     
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    Thats a workin Burb.:D
     
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    I thought the standard motor for those was the 292????
     
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    I know very little about these older trucks. The sticker under the hood says it's a 250, and the computer at the auto part store had a listing for a fuel pump for the 250. I'm not sure if it's standard or not though?

    I would rather have the 292 :D
     
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    Which 3 speed does it have-Saginaw or Muncie. I believe the Muncie only has 4 bolts on the side cover and the Saginaw has 6 or 7. 292 side covers are about 6" tall, whereas the 250s are about 4". The 250 could be the standard motor. Everything above the 250 got an engine badge on the front fender, even the 292 had one.:D
     

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