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Technical 270 hemi distributor

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Alexanderkustoms55, Sep 21, 2018.

  1. Does any one know what aftermarket distributor I can use for my 1955 hemi 270 motor.. I was looking at a few different ones on eBay but they where all for hemi 318. Any help would be greatly appreciated..

    Thank you
    Rob


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  2. Reds 29
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    I used the electronic distributor from a 273-340 from Mopar. Fit right in, had to get a box.
     
  3. Bandit Billy
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    Hot Heads sells MSD drop in units. Plug n play. I just bought one.
     
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    This says it’s only for 1964-78 273-318 motors will this work?


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  5. Bandit Billy
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    I talked to several guys in the know and the alteration sounds simple to make that 318 distributor work.

    I went MSD because I have them in 3 dailies and they haven't failed me.
     
  6. Do you have a part number or can you point me to exactly what you used? Thank you again


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  7. Bandit Billy
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    Google hot heads research or hot heads hemi. They are amazing what they offer. Caution, you may end up buying a lot more than you intended. I did! :cool:

    Mine is a 330 Desoto. I was afraid I wouldn't fund parts for it. I was pleasantly surprised.
     
  8. Bandit Billy
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    That was funny, spell check put "fund" rather than "find". Both apply.
     
  9. Andy
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    You can buy everthing needed from Summit. You need a resister, wiring harness, amplifier, and the distributer. The dist. installs with no modifications. I have one in my 241.
     
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    I found this on eBay and it looks like it fits the hemi small block.. but it does not specifically say it fits the 270...


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  11. Andy
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    Yes, It will work fine . Just hook it up and go.
     
  12. tubman
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    If you're after that "classic" look (you are on the H.A.M.B. after all), there are some old Mallory "flattops" out there. I have been able to find two over the last couple of years. I would expect that even if you found one, it would be substantially more than Jeg's and Summit are asking for their small block Mopar units.

    One last thing; the originals were pretty good units if they were kept in good shape, and they had dual points from the factory. I have an extra if you can't find anything else.
     
  13. katyfattrodder
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    the above setup is what I have in my 270
     
  14. Work In Progress
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    You can run a late 70’s GM HEI module instead of that box and troublesome resistor. Better spark and easier to hide.


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