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Smaller distributor available for 350?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by PJTPW, Jul 18, 2005.

  1. PJTPW

    PJTPW 1/2 ton status

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    I'm looking for options for a smaller diameter, shorter, distributor for my buggy. I'm trying to get the motor back further and lower. What are my options?

    I'm kind of new to the GM stuff :D

    Ryan
     
  2. pauly383

    pauly383 Daddy383 Staff Member Moderator

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    Most guys run smaller diameter caps for tunnel ram and blower fitments . Mallory makes a nice one . Another alternative is an old points unit converted to electronic ignition .

    Now if you want short height , this is it :D

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  3. nvrenuf

    nvrenuf NONE shall pass! Premium Member

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    Mallory makes the smallest dia distributor I've seen but it's not shorter. Maybe check out distributors for blower applications to see if something smaller is offered.
     
  4. mrk5

    mrk5 The Sticker Guy Moderator Vendor GMOTM Winner Author

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    I have the MSD Pro-Billet distributor that is a direct replacement for HEI. It is about the diameter of typical points style distributor. It is not shorter, though.
     
  5. Roz

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    i second mallory- good dist and ignition stuff
    i have one
     
  6. Mad-Dog

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    If the smallest/shortest distributor is still too big/tall then you could use a crank-fired system with a distributorless ignition (1 coil per cylinder).

    you would have to modify a distributor by cutting it off at the top of the collar where it is held into the manifold, this would serve only to hold the oil-pump driveshaft in place.
    Then weld a small cap over the top of the modified dist. to seal the elements out as they would run down between the shaft and housing.
     

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