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Buick Str8 ignition Q:

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Stevie G, Aug 10, 2008.

  1. Anybody have any ideas or information on how this was accomplished?
    HEI in a straight eight.
    Wondering which distributor is used and what modifications are necessary.
  2. Man this stuff falls to the back pretty fast.
    Nobody has seen this before?
  3. Any 8 cylinder G.M HEI that rotates the right way-cut off and grafted to the Buick distributor shaft. Of course there's some machine work onthe housing to insure that all fits in the block.

  4. That's where I was headed.
    I have one that was done for a Nailhead.
    I guess I'll just pull one and start measuring.
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  5. Scotch
    Joined: May 4, 2001
    Posts: 1,479


    I've heard Pontiacs are REAL close, so look there too. I haven't done it myself yet, but when I was talking to an MSD guru about igniting my S-8, he said it'd be easy to adapt their Pontiac distributor to fit it.

    I assume the HEI is similarly simple...

  6. Thanks Scotch, that's a place to start. I even have a couple laying around.
    Joined: Jun 15, 2006
    Posts: 3,301


    I can do ya one up if needed. I would just need your old Buick unit for the drive gear and measurement, have tons of hei cores for a donor...
  8. Ice man
    Joined: Mar 12, 2008
    Posts: 968

    Ice man

    FS Ignitions is building me one for my 2.5 AMC 4 banger, using there dizzy made for Model A s with a S/State pick up and coil. Gets rid of all the sensors and Fuel injection. Goin in my 29 Rod Pk Up
  9. R Pope
    Joined: Jan 23, 2006
    Posts: 3,310

    R Pope

    Why not just put an electronic setup in the S8 distributor? Petronix or similar.

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