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Old 12-29-2011, 11:41 PM
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HEI Distributor

Looking to upgrade to an HEI distributor on my wag, anyone have any suggestions of whats a good one to go with without breaking the bank? I dont need the best of the best high end performance one, I just need something that isnt going to crap out on me and is reliable, thanks in advance for any input

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2009 Ford Mustang GT-DD/Track Car
2006 Jeep Wrangler-DD/Trail Rig
1999 Jeep Wrangler-Dads Trail Rig
1989 Jeep Comanche-Project Truck
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Old 12-30-2011, 03:39 AM
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Haven't put too many miles on my Skip White HEI. Cheap enough. Do a google search for AMC chewed distributor gears. You can not mis match the gears. I reused the gear from my old distributor onto my new HEI.
1981 WT Cherokee Chief /360/TF727/208/ Holley 600CFM/ Performer Intake/ Edelbrock headers/ Skip White HEI, switched dizzy gear. Patriot Side Pipes.
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Old 12-30-2011, 06:05 AM
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HEI from ZM Jeeps. One of the best swaps I ever did. It now has over 100K on the swap and have never had an issue.
2002 F350 Diesel - tow rig / family hauler
2008 4 door JK Rubicon - Wife's Daily Driver
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Old 12-30-2011, 06:17 AM
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Originally Posted by FSJ-Earl
HEI from ZM Jeeps. One of the best swaps I ever did. It now has over 100K on the swap and have never had an issue.
That is the Mallory brand. We have two and I am very happy with them.
Ran when parked.
88 GW, 401/727/208, 5" lift, D44s/4.10s/locked up, 35s with a few Evil Twin & TT's Fabworks mods
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Old 12-30-2011, 06:42 AM
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This is what I put in, You will have to drill it to put you gear on the end, not to hard, just pull the top off first so you can push the top all the way down.

Mine is a 1978 Wagoneer, It might be different then yours. Good Luck and Happy New Year
1978 Jeep Wagoneer is my DD, The only way you can stop me ,is buy it.AMC 360, AMC400, Dana300 Twin stick, lockers front and rear.
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Old 12-30-2011, 07:00 AM
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I got an $80 eBay one and so far no issues.
'72 J2000 360 4bbl T18 D20
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Old 12-30-2011, 10:14 AM
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I'm running the Mallory, the only problem so far was the original rotor was letting spark ground through it to the dizzy shaft. I put an msd rotor on it but the advance weights hit the inside of the rotor, and don't allow them to advance fully.
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Old 12-30-2011, 01:25 PM
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I used the Skip White one off ebay with a new cam gear. Worked great.
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Old 12-30-2011, 01:43 PM
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If'n were me looking I'd go with Zack at Z&M.
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Old 12-31-2011, 04:22 PM
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I second the jegs. Running great.
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