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HEI rebuild, anyone done it?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by original balzer, Oct 5, 2005.

  1. original balzer

    original balzer 1/2 ton status

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    has any of you replaced all the parts in a hei dist? like the weights springs ect.
    walk though with pics?

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    sweetk30 professional hooker Premium Member

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    try parts store cheeper and warrentys.:D
     
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    Russell LB7 Tahoe Status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    Very easy to do, It'll take you 20 minutes top :)
     
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    dyeager535 1 ton status Premium Member

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    If you are going to go that far, you need to pull it completely apart and see if the shaft is shot.
     
  5. original balzer

    original balzer 1/2 ton status

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    thanx guys i see the make recurve kits but i dont see any shaft bushing kits.
    thanx for the heads up dyeager

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  6. original balzer

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    also is it worth it to replace the electronics while im in there? do they wear out or just work/dont work type of thing??

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  7. big83chevy4x4

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    the electronics don't "wear out", but they do go bad after alot of use. if you have the money its a good idea to replace the module and the pickup coil. the pick up coil is usually around $15 and the module is around $10. i would replace the pickup coil while you have it apart because you have to remove the distributor and pull the shaft out to replace it.

    also every time ive pulled the shaft out of the distributor body, a buildup of oil on the shaft keeps from pulling it out, if you beat it out, you may damage the bushing in the top or at the least pull it out of the body. i always spray some brake cleaner in the holes around the gear and work it up and down twisting and eventually it comes out.
     
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    thor 1/2 ton status

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    When the pick up coil goes bad, it's usually that the wires crack where they come out of the pick up from flexing with the vacuum advance. It is a good place to start trouble shooting for a high speed miss.

    Most of the advance kit weights for these are junk IMHO, they don't locate well on the pins. I usually just rob the springs out of the kit to get the curve in earlier.
     

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