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  • GM Fuel Injection HEI Distributor

    Almost done.
    Still have a little work to do but I thought this would be a good tease.

    [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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  • #2
    don't just show pictures! be a capitalist money hungry man, how much? bobn

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    • #3
      It's just a project. When I get it done I will do a write up so everyone can do it without spending 20 or so hours trying to figure it out.
      There is machining involved. I was lucky to find a guy semi retired with his shop in his back yard. Don't know for sure but it's looking like $50 to $60 worth of his time. Of course my first one is not that cheap!
      [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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      • #4
        well, i am certainly glad you have enough time and energy to finger it out! (and just as important, the willingness to share).....bobn

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        • #5
          Source for HEI conversion distributors

          There is a guy in Colorado who will convert your ditributor to a GM HEI ignition unit. He can do either style, large cap integral coil or that small cap extrnal coil as you see in the picture. I have a picure 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.

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          • #6
            Mark,

            How is the GM hei disty write up going? I have been reading all of your posts along with TORC and Bill Hamilton's on the BB and will be acquiring parts as soon as the weather breaks a little around here. Are you at a point where one can get a list of parts that you used? I would like to stay with an all gm system, if possible. Although i do like the machine free aspect of Bill's conversion. I have access to a lathe/mill that can be used to modify my disty. Currently it is a 79 prestolite disty. I have another disty from a 73, which should be a point style disty. Please let me know what I need, when ya get a chance.

            Thanks,

            Jeff

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            • #7
              I have it back from the machinist and will finish pictures this weekend.

              Bill Hamilton seems daring enough to try it so I will be mailing it to him Monday for the first trial run since my fuel injection is not done.

              I don't know about the Prestolite distributor but it is fairly simple with the Holley point or Gold Box distributor.

              The idea of an all GM system is an asset that you are never stuck ordering aftermarket parts. Big plus for me.

              The distributor is not a bolt together thing. It does need machining but not a lot.

              The machinist is drawing up all the specs and when I get them I will put them up and I have already started the write up.

              With parts and machining I am under $100 for a complete IH bottom and GM top. Still may need some clearance on the intake manifold or trimming of the distributor but we will find out when Bill gets it.

              What you need is:
              1. Holly distributor
              2. Gm distributor that came on many models with fuel injection.

              [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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              • #8
                Thanks Mark, I'll be waiting.

                Jeff

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                • #9
                  Dist

                  Mark,
                  I take it since you are not using the upper shaft of the holley that a holley points dist would work just as well? I think everything else is the same. Housing, main shaft.
                  May give some of the older scout guys a fighting chance to upgrade!!
                  Bill USN-1

                  COMMITED TO TEACHING PEOPLE THE "PROPER" WAY TO EFI
                  HAMILTON FUEL INJECTION
                  May be the answer to all your fuel injection needs!
                  Learn to do it right.

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                  • #10
                    The inside of a Holly point distributor and Gold Box distributor are identical after you take off all the stuff you don't need. Like the cam or reluctor, advance weights, points plate etc...

                    What you are left with is the same and will be able build the same.
                    [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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                    • #11
                      IT WORKS!!!!!!

                      Just received it today. Installed it, set it to zero and it fired right up. Need the right plug wires now to go road test it.
                      Advance is working fine while checking it with a light.

                      More to follow!!

                      Good job Mark.;)
                      Bill USN-1

                      COMMITED TO TEACHING PEOPLE THE "PROPER" WAY TO EFI
                      HAMILTON FUEL INJECTION
                      May be the answer to all your fuel injection needs!
                      Learn to do it right.

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                      • #12
                        Sweet!
                        Does it turn far enough?
                        No clearance problems?
                        Pictures?
                        [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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                        • #13
                          Road Test


                          Clearance is a non-issue! Plenty of room.
                          It fits fine. Since you never have to move it like a regular dist, it really would not matter anyway.
                          I took it out for an initial road test. Fortunately the plug wires stayed on the cap. It ran fine. BLM's look fine. I want to try it first thing in the morning when it is stone cold to see how it does during cranking.

                          But so far by all indications, it looks like a go.

                          Congratulations...it's a boy...

                          Pics to follow...Maybe some more bad ones!!!!
                          Last edited by Bill usn-1; 01-16-2003, 08:44 PM.
                          Bill USN-1

                          COMMITED TO TEACHING PEOPLE THE "PROPER" WAY TO EFI
                          HAMILTON FUEL INJECTION
                          May be the answer to all your fuel injection needs!
                          Learn to do it right.

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                          • #14
                            Cool Beans Mark!!!!

                            Great job on the disty!!! Will be looking forward to pics, bad or good. Maybe a kinda parts list??

                            Bill, what kind of eprom reader/burner are you using? Was looking at some different ones tonight on the net. Even looked into building one :eek: Good thing I didn't look too far into that.

                            Thanks Guys,

                            Jeff

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                            • #15
                              Burner

                              Jeff,
                              I'm using the eprommer5 from ustr.net
                              I think Mark put the link on the main FI page.
                              It's the cheapest I found and got it off EBay for $100-105 don't remember which. Do a search on ebay for eprom. It was a few dollars cheaper than the web site. Works fine so far, burned about 50-60 chips.

                              Got to go add some antifreeze tonight so I'll try to get some pics!!!
                              Bill USN-1

                              COMMITED TO TEACHING PEOPLE THE "PROPER" WAY TO EFI
                              HAMILTON FUEL INJECTION
                              May be the answer to all your fuel injection needs!
                              Learn to do it right.

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