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  1. Jalopy Joker
    Joined: Sep 3, 2006
    Posts: 24,894

    Jalopy Joker

    change to a Ford motor
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  2. RDR
    Joined: May 30, 2009
    Posts: 1,352


    Accel Dist, no vac advance...worked on my 350 with tripower and 348 carbs...
  3. BadgeZ28
    Joined: Oct 28, 2009
    Posts: 1,041

    from Oregon

    I needed a small diameter distributor for my 1955 Chevy. A Mallory Unilite is a excellent option as is their dual point.
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  4. hrm2k
    Joined: Oct 2, 2007
    Posts: 3,685


    The HEI I used on my 4 deuce manifold was hitting the manifold balance tubes. I had a slot machined into the manifold just behind the right side rear carb. after finishing it off, it almost looks like it belongs that way. You can see it in this picture.
    I want to vote for the spacer that @48stude showed.

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  5. LM14
    Joined: Dec 18, 2009
    Posts: 1,932

    from Iowa

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    Buy this.
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  6. pick up a YL Mallory dual point 3 5/8 dia vs vs 4 3/8 for window dist, if ya dont like points use pertronics unit for it about 80 bucks and used YLs go for anywhere from 10 -35 bucks here at swap meets give ya plenty of clearance
    course i use em for flatties and then ya can get rid of those valve covers also..............:D
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  7. BamaMav
    Joined: Jun 19, 2011
    Posts: 4,138

    from Berry, AL

    If you want a factory HEI, look at a 86-89 Camaro or Firebird. They have a smaller cap and a remote coil.
  8. Believe it or not, I'm not a Chevy guy, can you index the cap 180 if you don't want the advance pointing at the firewall?
  9. brigrat
    Joined: Nov 9, 2007
    Posts: 5,153

    from Wa.St.

    Unless I am dunk already the OP's first pic shows it NOT even sitting on a motor. So you don't know where it will end up after setting timing. Than a few post down someone maybe the OP said they would have to move it 180 Deg.????????????? The rotor turns clockwise, move dizzy one tooth on cam (meaning you have to move slot on oil pump same) to get clearance and start your firing order there if on #1 compression. If that's to confusing I have a cheap Accel Dual point that is smaller to sell!
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  10. 427 sleeper
    Joined: Mar 8, 2017
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    427 sleeper

  11. 427 sleeper
    Joined: Mar 8, 2017
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    427 sleeper

    Sounds like the OP is concerned about the vacuum advance can looking out of place. Can't blame him for that. No matter if it's good or bad, that's one reason I don't run vacuum advance. To me, if it don't look right, it ain't right. But that's my problem...
  12. primed34
    Joined: Feb 3, 2007
    Posts: 1,043


    Wasn't there a marine use cap that didn't have a window? Could set your dwell with a standard cap then use the marine. I'd just move the dis a few teeth and rewire the cap.
  13. Xactly my point with the vacuum pot pointed to the firewall it would look like SHIT !

    I guarantee you that just about everyone in this forum if they seen a dizzy with the pot towards the firewall and not where it should be would say what a dum ass

    I am looking into a smaller diameter distributor

    No you are not drunk... It is just sitting on the intake to see how a air cleaner I wanted to use was going to clear.. After stabbing a whole bunch of SBC distributors one should know "ABOUT" where the vacuum pot should be...

    It just erked me that a stock common points dizzy wont work...
  14. Grind the cap in the window area for a little more clearance; while there will still be limited room to turn the distributor, you should be able to get it timed right with the vacuum can pointing the way it should.
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  15. Boneyard51
    Joined: Dec 10, 2017
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    You don’t have to time it 180degrees. Just move the wires one space and retime the engine.

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  16. B.A.KING
    Joined: Apr 6, 2005
    Posts: 3,637


    Bones, Rocky, and Big rat all told you pretty much the simple way.
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  17. nunattax
    Joined: Jan 10, 2011
    Posts: 2,243


  18. Spacer, Grind Cap and Carb, get cap with no door, any of these as mentioned above.
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  19. 41rodderz
    Joined: Sep 27, 2010
    Posts: 4,673

    from Oregon

    :DDoesn't get much simpler than grinding a bit off.
  20. 41rodderz
    Joined: Sep 27, 2010
    Posts: 4,673

    from Oregon

    I am starting to think VANDENPLAS actually has the best idea.
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  21. 427 sleeper
    Joined: Mar 8, 2017
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    427 sleeper

    Yep. I come up with alot of " Great Idea's" that way! But, then when I try to execute those supposed "Great Idea's", they don't look as good in reality as they did in my visions! LOL!!!
  22. Yes I am looking at a Vertex, One of my customers from work has one in storage... Now just trying to talk him out of it !

    Also contemplating a Mallory unilite but not quite period correct.

    But will fix the clearance issue
  23. 427 sleeper
    Joined: Mar 8, 2017
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    427 sleeper

    I have everything I own crossed for 'ya!!! Some people call me crazy for running one on the street, but I love those damn thing's!
  24. sawbuck
    Joined: Oct 14, 2006
    Posts: 1,868

    from 06492 ct

    this is what i used then used pertonics ignition

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