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  • Single wire style H.E.I. Distributor ?

    Has anyone done a single wire out H.E.I. distributor for the I.H. 345 or 392? Is there info on how to build one or does anyone sell these?
    I am not using T.B.I.
    Last edited by Mr.IH; 12-29-2002, 06:01 PM.
    1940 D-15 Express Delivery W/Flatbed
    1965 Scout 80 4X4 halfcab
    1962 C130 4X4 Crewcab
    1980 SSII
    Cub Cadet 104 W/Hydraulic Assist
    Cub Cadet 125 W/Hydraulic lift, Rototiller, Front blade, 48" Mower
    Cub Cadet 149 W/Snow Thrower, Mower Deck
    1984 Volvo 242 5spd, Kjet F.I.

  • #2
    Do you mean the coil in cap HEI distributor?

    D and C extreme sells them all new.

    http://www.dandcextreme.com/product_...te.asp?pkID=96

    They are big and you have to change out the thermostat housing as well. It comes with the kit. Never heard back from anybody that has one. If you do let us know!

    [CENTER]1994 Buick RoadMaSSter Estate Wagon LT1/4L60E. White and Woodgrain Sleeper...PCM 16188051 With SS/V4P/Custom Tune! WOT 12.9 AFR!

    1990 Chevy Suburban Silverado 5.7L 2wd ECM 1227747 HiWay Lean Cruise 18.5 MPG and 12.5 to 1 AFR at WOT!

    1972 IH 1210 Isky Cammed Balenced 345 4 speed PCM 16197427 Project!

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    • #3
      Thanks for the info. I am looking for someone who has done this that can share the technical details required to do this conversion.
      Yes the GM style single wire coil in cap type distributor is what I am looking for.
      1940 D-15 Express Delivery W/Flatbed
      1965 Scout 80 4X4 halfcab
      1962 C130 4X4 Crewcab
      1980 SSII
      Cub Cadet 104 W/Hydraulic Assist
      Cub Cadet 125 W/Hydraulic lift, Rototiller, Front blade, 48" Mower
      Cub Cadet 149 W/Snow Thrower, Mower Deck
      1984 Volvo 242 5spd, Kjet F.I.

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      • #4
        Like Mark said, talk to D&C. Damian sells them and runs one on his T'all. He ought to know what it takes to install one, but it sounds to me like it's as easy as swapping out the t-stat housing, pulling the old dist. out and dropping the new one in.

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        • #5
          Seems to be a distributor building craze going on here Mr.IH.
          Maybe you just found a project to build?
          I know from my Chevy days that the HEI coil in cap distributor was an excellent choice. I ran them forever and don't remember anything ever going wrong...
          I can't think of a better distributor that has proven itself to start a non-fuel injected HEI ignition.
          [CENTER]1994 Buick RoadMaSSter Estate Wagon LT1/4L60E. White and Woodgrain Sleeper...PCM 16188051 With SS/V4P/Custom Tune! WOT 12.9 AFR!

          1990 Chevy Suburban Silverado 5.7L 2wd ECM 1227747 HiWay Lean Cruise 18.5 MPG and 12.5 to 1 AFR at WOT!

          1972 IH 1210 Isky Cammed Balenced 345 4 speed PCM 16197427 Project!

          [SIZE=3][B][URL="http://www.gearhead-efi.com/"]GearHead-EFI.com[/URL] EFI Conversions and Chip Tuners![/B][/SIZE]
          [B]May be all you need to know about EFI![/B]

          and I still help local JustIH members (for fun) free! :cool: [/CENTER]

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          • #6
            Does any body else other than D&C extreme sell complete unit's?
            Ready to install.
            I have run lots of G.M. H.E.I.'s over the years, they are great without a doubt. What I lack is the equipment to graft the G.M. top housing to the I.H. Dist. shaft.
            Last edited by Mr.IH; 12-30-2002, 04:22 PM.
            1940 D-15 Express Delivery W/Flatbed
            1965 Scout 80 4X4 halfcab
            1962 C130 4X4 Crewcab
            1980 SSII
            Cub Cadet 104 W/Hydraulic Assist
            Cub Cadet 125 W/Hydraulic lift, Rototiller, Front blade, 48" Mower
            Cub Cadet 149 W/Snow Thrower, Mower Deck
            1984 Volvo 242 5spd, Kjet F.I.

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            • #7
              HEI conversion

              Sorry I replied on the Fuel Injection forum but here is some information on a guy that can do these.

              A guy in Colorado will convert your ditributor to a GM HEI ignition unit. He can do either style, large cap integral coil or a small cap extrnal coil. I have a picture of both here someplace but not sure at this time. The last one I had completed he charged $250 + needed the distributor. He does a great job but also is retired and enjoys his hunting and fishing. My point is you will not get it over night.

              His name is Willis Green and his phone # is 719-545-8031.

              If you want to go with the Small cap with the external coil it may give you the room you need. If you buy and use a Marine module for these it advances itself in the module and no ECM is necessary to operate it. Not sure what the cost of the module is but it is a marine application so expect some $$$.

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              • #8
                Willis Green is the guy who builds them for D&C. D&C just sells them for Willis. You can also use the non-EFI version of the HEI module and retain your stock mechanical and vacuum advance if you're not planning on EFI.

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                • #9
                  Thanks for the information. Much appreciated.
                  1940 D-15 Express Delivery W/Flatbed
                  1965 Scout 80 4X4 halfcab
                  1962 C130 4X4 Crewcab
                  1980 SSII
                  Cub Cadet 104 W/Hydraulic Assist
                  Cub Cadet 125 W/Hydraulic lift, Rototiller, Front blade, 48" Mower
                  Cub Cadet 149 W/Snow Thrower, Mower Deck
                  1984 Volvo 242 5spd, Kjet F.I.

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                  • #10
                    Yea good info!

                    Does that get rid of the gold box? Can you tell I'm not a fan of Gold box?

                    Steve T

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by n2ihc
                      Yea good info!

                      Does that get rid of the gold box? Can you tell I'm not a fan of Gold box?

                      Steve T
                      Yes! If you run that hei in cap coil distributor that is everything. One wire hook up as well. I have not seen one in an IH yet to see how much has to be removed from the thermostat housing though. But it has been done.
                      [CENTER]1994 Buick RoadMaSSter Estate Wagon LT1/4L60E. White and Woodgrain Sleeper...PCM 16188051 With SS/V4P/Custom Tune! WOT 12.9 AFR!

                      1990 Chevy Suburban Silverado 5.7L 2wd ECM 1227747 HiWay Lean Cruise 18.5 MPG and 12.5 to 1 AFR at WOT!

                      1972 IH 1210 Isky Cammed Balenced 345 4 speed PCM 16197427 Project!

                      [SIZE=3][B][URL="http://www.gearhead-efi.com/"]GearHead-EFI.com[/URL] EFI Conversions and Chip Tuners![/B][/SIZE]
                      [B]May be all you need to know about EFI![/B]

                      and I still help local JustIH members (for fun) free! :cool: [/CENTER]

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                      • #12
                        WOW okay this is my style as I am lazy and have too many other projects going on on the scout to wanna mess with a dist right now. Thanks again for the info.

                        HEI = High Energy Ignition?

                        Steve T
                        Last edited by n2ihc; 01-02-2003, 07:01 AM.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Eagle-Mark
                          Yes! If you run that hei in cap coil distributor that is everything. One wire hook up as well. I have not seen one in an IH yet to see how much has to be removed from the thermostat housing though. But it has been done.
                          Here's a pic that Joe D. sent me of the Willis HEI he has/had on a 345. It's the non-EFI version. I'm not real found of how tall it is.... it appears to stick up above the top of the air cleaner.

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                          • #14
                            That is high!
                            If you look at it though you can see why it is so high.
                            The spark plug wires would come out into the radiator hose. Looks like it clears the intake manifold?
                            Don't think it would bother anything up there?
                            I wish someone had a picture of the other side?
                            Did he have a body lift? Wondering about hood clearance?-
                            [CENTER]1994 Buick RoadMaSSter Estate Wagon LT1/4L60E. White and Woodgrain Sleeper...PCM 16188051 With SS/V4P/Custom Tune! WOT 12.9 AFR!

                            1990 Chevy Suburban Silverado 5.7L 2wd ECM 1227747 HiWay Lean Cruise 18.5 MPG and 12.5 to 1 AFR at WOT!

                            1972 IH 1210 Isky Cammed Balenced 345 4 speed PCM 16197427 Project!

                            [SIZE=3][B][URL="http://www.gearhead-efi.com/"]GearHead-EFI.com[/URL] EFI Conversions and Chip Tuners![/B][/SIZE]
                            [B]May be all you need to know about EFI![/B]

                            and I still help local JustIH members (for fun) free! :cool: [/CENTER]

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                            • #15
                              Doubt he has a body lift look at the fan shroud. It's prob an optical illusion. Bet it's about the same height as the air cleaner. BTW that Air cleaner looks smaller than stock.

                              Wondering if my Elb. Air cleaner would hit that?

                              Steve T

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