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Old 03-13-2010, 01:12 AM   #1
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Been seeing a lot of 302 and 351s with HEI ignition type distributors. Is this a good swap, I know speedway sells em, but I dont want to commit if it sucks. I know on a 302 you have to notch a 14 drop base air cleaner for clearance, but since Im going procharged with a bonnet, no prob there.
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Old 03-13-2010, 01:44 AM   #2
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I like mine from summit.
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Old 03-13-2010, 02:29 AM   #3
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lol i cant view pics like that yet, not enuff posts. Btw how many do you need to start viewin an postin pics?
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Old 03-13-2010, 09:32 AM   #4
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They work well, but I don't like them on Fords. They're bulky and in the way, and there are other systems that work just as well.
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HEI's are cheap to buy, cheap to maintain, parts are available at virtually EVERY parts store nationwide, and IMO they work really, really good.

But they are big, my older son has one on his 351, I think it looks pretty good here, but on my younger son's 302 it looks ok but freaking big.

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This is where a person can really tell the difference between the size of the SBF brothers.
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I'm pretty sure you can view pics if you just make sure you log in first. I can't view pics if I'm not logged in.
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Ive run 11s with a stock recurved HEI, one wire to power them, one tach wire. Cant get much simpler.
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That is why I like them. Don't have to mess with boxes like the MSD stuff and the HEI give you a plenty hot spark.
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they are cheap, work well but look ugly and you will have clearance issues with airfilter.
however there's plenty of other HEI options that have a stock sized distributor. who said HEI needs the coil in the cap of a distributor. a nice MSD or crane kit with box works wonders (at least in my case)
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Thanks for all the advice guys, this is exactly why i joined this forum, because there are a lot of people with lots of various experience. Thanks
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