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429 Distributor/thermostat clearance

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by American Metrics, Nov 28, 2011.

  1. American Metrics
    Joined: Oct 1, 2009
    Posts: 39

    American Metrics
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    Anyone know if theres enough clearance to run an HEI distributor with an Offenhauser intake on a 429? There doesn't appear to be much clearance between the thermostat housing and distributor. It rotates some but I'm not sure if thats enough to get it timed right.
     

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  2. Looks too close to me - Not to mention those things are Ugly as Hell. Better off to use something like this http://www.summitracing.com/parts/PNX-D132710/ it will definitely clear, look better, and eliminate all the inherent design flaws with the HEI.
     
  3. American Metrics
    Joined: Oct 1, 2009
    Posts: 39

    American Metrics
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    That is what I was afraid someone was going to say. I was hoping to save some money and use what I had. The distributor came with the engine. They guy before me lost interest so now I'm trying to finish it. Unless someone else disagrees with you I will purchase a new one and do it right.
    Thanks
     

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