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Which Hei Distributor To Choose

Discussion in 'Early CJ-5 and CJ-6 Tech' started by Brislin06, Jun 2, 2018.

  1. Jun 27, 2018
    michigan_pinstripes

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    Im converting a 1980 ish Turbo Regal HEI right now. Gutting it for the MSD 6AL config -- pretty easy. Odd fire ring was like $7.58 at Rock, forgot to order OF Cap.

    Hardest part was trying to figure out the relative position the thing "points to" -- I had no clue! This diagram was helpful (upper left is odd-fire with "unused" terminals in black). I was so confused by the "8 o'clock 11 o'clock" references because I view the distributor from the Drivers side fender looking at the distributor, not front of vehicle. Also, the "Bat - Tach" should point towards the carb and vac advance to the radiator.

    Buick firing.jpg
     
  2. Jul 14, 2018
    oldtime

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    I came across another odd fire V-6 HEI issue...
    I bought a NOS Delco Remy coil cover for the odd fire V-6 HEI unit previously shown.
    Here's what I got.

    Uncovered cap next to the NOS coil cover.
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    Cover setting down on top of the cap.
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    Screw holes do not line up..................................???
     
    Last edited: Jul 14, 2018
  3. Jul 14, 2018
    timgr

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    Mmm. Looks like the odd-fire cap is modified from a V8 cap. The coil cover from a V8 might line up with those screws.
     
  4. Jul 14, 2018
    Daryl

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    There are two different coil covers.
     
  5. Jul 15, 2018
    Renegade ll

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    I would not do business with CRT. Performance Distributors has excellent customer service. CRT is a complete A-hole.
     
  6. Jul 16, 2018
    Brislin06

    Brislin06 New Member

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    I agree I ended up getting the crt but I got no tracking information or confirmation email. I called several times and left messages and wrote several emails to find out the status . It just showed up at my house a month later in the mail. I hope i don’t have any problems with it because the do not reply back. It’s a terrible way to do business
     
  7. Jul 18, 2018
    Walt Couch

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    The cover shown is for the v6 even fire cap.
     
  8. Jul 18, 2018
    montanacj

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    I had no problems when I ordered and received my crt performance hei. All that said I haven’t installed it, I got the jeep running pretty well without it.
     
  9. Jul 18, 2018
    oldtime

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    Thanks Daryl and Walt...

    FYI.....It was CRT who told me that Odd and Even caps are the same.
     

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