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What distributor?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by txbartman, Nov 5, 2001.

  1. txbartman

    txbartman 1/2 ton status

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    Alright, I am building a new 350 for my rig. It is fully street legal with good performance. It is based on the GM Crate 350 (249HP, 304 ft lb). It will have Edelbrock performer intake, q-jet carb, TES headers and some other stuff like that. I am looking for a good, sturdy, reliable distributor. What would you guys recommend? How much? And where to get?

    Brian
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  2. Leadfoot

    Leadfoot 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    I like the MSD distributors and ignition products, but that is just my opinion based on my experiences. Others have agreed that MSD ignitions are high quality, but some may dissagree.

    See my rig at <a target="_blank" href=http://coloradok5.com/gallery/Leadfoot>http://coloradok5.com/gallery/Leadfoot</a>
     
  3. Burt4x4

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    I have been using the MSD 8360 ready to run dist. After selecting an advance curve using the color coded springs and a chart. I have done nothing else to this dist. and it has been running with out even a hickup for about 4yrs now!! This was a direct dropin that replaced my old points dist. I also run a BlasterII coil. and just recintly added the 6Abox to the mix. The cool thing about the 8360 (besides being billit aluminum) is that all of the circutry is in the base of the dist. so you can run it with or with out the 6Abox. With the 6A box you get a little more power and duration out of each spark but it still runs GREAT with out the 6A.
    I think I paid 280 for it but again that was 4yrs or so ago. Great product and well worth the $$$$$.

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  4. Mr.Chevy4x4

    Mr.Chevy4x4 1/2 ton status

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    IMHO, all you need is a HEI distributor in good condition for what you are building. You aren't building a hotrod, and the HEI is one of the best units there is up to 4500 RPM. On top of that they are extremely reliable, and require no maintenance.

    '85 K5 : Run it til it breaks, then fix it and go again!
     

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