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thrill hill
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 59
posted July 27, 2005 05:46 AM  
We are allowed to run any OEM type ignition components only except coil, plug wires and plugs. No multi spark components. What does everyone have the best luck with? We are having problems with what we have and need to get something that will be dependable and can get parts for. Any suggestions or phone #'s to get one. We can not run MSD box either. Thanks

Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 38
posted July 27, 2005 09:23 AM  
MSD 8365, HEI Billet distributor with high output module and coil. It does not multi-spark, and comes with a built in Rev-limiter on the module. Looks stock appearing if you take off the sticker and paint the housing black. No box needed, just drop it in like an stock HEI. A bit pricy at about $380.00, but hey it's only money right?

Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 127
posted July 27, 2005 12:36 PM  
Do a search on "HEI" in the Engine Tech Talk. There has been a lot of debate about the different HEI components. I think that after reading some of the posts you'll find that you can get good performing HEI for not a lot of money.

sc1 racing
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 419
posted July 27, 2005 08:42 PM  
dui hands down..350.00 for complete stock appearing distributer or the will see all the guts seperate..

thrill hill
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 59
posted July 27, 2005 08:43 PM  
Yes I went to the search not knowing it was even there to use and got some info so thanks. We are having popping and cutting out in the corners when it is pulling on a heavy track and about half way down it picks up and is good. Thinking it is electrical problem. Had this before and found that the eight sided plastic impeller or what ever you want to call it that is on the dist. shaft, was loose. It is plastic as I remember and how do you tighten it/ We took another dist. apart and took the shaft out of it with the impeller and it worked til now and we thought another $$$ breed of dist might be better. Any thoughts or questions?

Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 635
posted July 29, 2005 08:30 PM  
Your symptoms sound more like dirt in the carb or fuel problem to me.

I use a Mallory locked HEI. Under $200 from Summit with cap, rotor and coil.

Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 51
posted July 30, 2005 12:47 PM  
Call Automotive Specialties in Fargo ND. Rick Carlson is the owner he will custom build you any kind of distibutor that you would like. I just sent him my rules and he built the best one that I have ever had at what I thought was a really cheap price. His number is 701-492-2318. He also works on carbs.

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