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Distributor Suggestions

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by BigJohnson, Mar 22, 2001.

  1. BigJohnson

    BigJohnson 1/2 ton status

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    I'm running a Vortec 350 with an Edelbrock performer intake a Carter carb and a factory HEI. I want to replace my junkyard HEI. What would be a good distributor for this setup? I don't want anything too fancy, but I want to upgrade. I want to keep it under $200.
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  2. Goose

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    Back in '95 I bought an Accel Blueprint series HEI unit. I have been very happy with it and no problems. Just like a GM HEI but basically brand new and higher tolerances (supposedly) ...oh yeah, $142

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  3. Blazer79

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    <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.summitracing.com>http://www.summitracing.com</A> offers two models. I got the simple one. It's got a 45KV coil, that's more than you'll ever need offroading. The expensive offers adjustable timing advance and has polished parts.

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    MSD has some pretty gnarly looking stuff. I'm running there super conductor wires with the Delco HEI and the wires helped alot!

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    IMO I'd shell out the extra for a MSD. Always the best... otherwise go w/ a new one from GM w/ a MSD coil. I have used Accel and never had a problem (had a 300+ Ignition) but have heard a lot of bad stories... especially w/ distributors... Probably is like other cheap stuff-hit or miss. Have also heard great reviews of DUI distributors from <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.performancedistributors.com>http://www.performancedistributors.com</A>. Think they run about 270 last time I looked.

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  6. BigJohnson

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    Thanks for the replies. I think I'm going to go for an MSD.
     
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    I am running MSD 8360 Billit Ready to Run Dist. w/ Blaster 2 coil. I have also added a 6Abox but the 8360 and Blaster2 Coil will run GREAT with out the 6Abox or even BETTER with it. I just recintlly added the 6ABox as it was a Xmas present!
    MSD's customer service ROCKS!! They even sent me a modual to make my new VDO tach work. They sent it to me FREE!!!!!
    MSD for life!

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