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Old 05-17-2007, 03:38 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by GWChris
Engineering is a process of balancing competing constraints.

GWChris...I really like this quote. I actually plan to use it the next time management beats down on my team to meet schedule.


Anyway, back to the thread
Quote:
Originally Posted by bowtieman55
I don't mean to "hack" or anything, but is this the distributor I would want to use if I were to go to a GM TBI setup?

bowtieman55...At the risk of sounding like looks are more important than money (LOL Bill USN-1), here are some distributor options I've considered for converting an AMC V8 to TBI.








Convert motorcraft distributor for TBI (cheapest option):
Pros
1. Large Distributor Cap (see TFI conversion)
2. Great distributor pickup
3. Easy conversion to remove vacuum and mech advance.
4. Uses off-the-shelf parts (cap, rotor, etc.)
Cons
1.Age and condition of distributor.
2.Need an external mount location for 7-pin GM HEI module (preferrably w/heatsink).
3. Conversion needed for TBI use.
4. Need to buy 7-pin HEI module.





Z&M Jeeps HEI ($250 + $25 for new gear):


http://www.zmjeeps.com/hei_8.php
Pros
1. Zack makes a great product.
2. You could run this distributor before actually doing your TBI conversion.
3. Includes Coil-in-cap, this means no need for mounting an external coil.
4. Uses off-the-shelf parts (cap, rotor, coil, module, etc.)
Cons
1. Conversion needed for TBI use.
2. Need to buy 7-pin HEI modile







Proform HEI ($230 at BJ's Offroad):



http://www.bjsoffroad.com/cartgenie/prodInfo.asp?pid=820&cid=12
Pros
1. You could run this distributor before actually doing your TBI conversion.
2. Includes Coil-in-cap
3. Uses off-the-shelf parts (cap, rotor, coil, module, etc.)
Cons
1. Conversion needed for TBI use.
2. Need to buy 7-pin HEI module.







MSD p/n 8519 ($274 at Summit):



http://store.summitracing.com/partdetail.asp?autofilter=1&part=MSD-8519&N=700+400122+308148+115&autoview=sku
Pros
1. Good product name.
2. Billet construction.
3. Easy conversion to remove vacuum and mech advance.
4. Will work with TFI coil.
Cons
1. Uses MSD specility parts (cap, rotor).
2. Need to buy 7-pin HEI module.







Smallcap EFI (TBI Ready) Distributor ($395 at AFI):



http://www.affordable-fuel-injection.com/amc-system.htm
Pros
1. No conversion needed.
2. Off-the shelf parts (cap, rotor, module, etc.)
Cons
1. Price
2. Price






Smallcap EFI (TBI Ready) Distributor - email Brian at heidizzy@earthlink.net


($215 w/no gear, $225 w/gear + $15 Shipping)
Pros
1. No conversion needed.
2. Billet consrtuction.
3. Off-the-shelf parts (cap, rotor, module, etc.)
Cons
1. No history on this product or vendor
2. Not sure if TFI coil is compatible.




Davis Unified Ignition (D.U.I.) HEI Distributor ($379)


http://www.performancedistributors.com/amcdui.htm
Pros
1. Proven reliability.
2. Off-the-shelf parts.
Cons
1. Price.
2. Conversion needed for TBI use.










I guess we should be grateful to have so many options. I would appreciate any input on anything I may have missed. But, please let's not turn this into a pi**ing contest of why you think your option is the only one that everyone should use.


I am especially interested to know if anyone is currently using an AFI distributor or if anyone has purchased a distributor from the seller "HEI Dizzy".

Thanks,

Rich B.










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Last edited by Woodchomper : 05-18-2007 at 06:01 AM. Reason: update
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