HEI distributor firewall clearance issue.

Old March 27th, 2009, 07:12 AM
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HEI distributor firewall clearance issue.

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I am putting a 455 into my 68 Cutlass. I was wondering if anyone has tried to put a GM HEI style distributor in this application. I am concerned it might hit the firewall. Anyone try it? John
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Old March 27th, 2009, 08:02 AM
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No problem with the firewall but some aftermarket intakes, I think the Torker is one, will have problems. I had an intake years ago that someone ground on to give the clearance needed. John
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Old March 27th, 2009, 09:27 AM
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There is even a little interference with a stock distributor cap that has the dwell adjustment window on my torker. I presently have a aftermarket distributor that doesn't interfere, seems to work better.
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I am going with a edelbrock performer intake, any issues there?
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Old March 28th, 2009, 12:33 PM
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The Edelbrock Performer doesn't have any issues accomodating an HEI ignition. You might have trouble fitting the stock air cleaner housing on it though.
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Thanks for the info!
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Old March 28th, 2009, 10:08 PM
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I have one of each, performer and torker, both with GM HEIs no fitment problems. The OB4 intakes had issues when you ran a HEI. JKaz
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