I am very sorry if this has been beat to death! But i am wondering how difficult it is to convert to a HEI type distributor? I have a 57 Belair Wagon 4dr. Thanks guys! :wavey:
Please don't beat on the firewall, I hate to see that on a otherwise nice looking engine compartment. Get a aftermarket external coil HEI.for the 57's that have clearance issues, what is the most common solution? beating the firewall? welding in a notch panel?
The ignitor is not the problem. Advance the timing (maybe to 10 degrees), make sure the vacuum advance is working, and check the accelerator pump in the carb by seeing if you get a squirt of gas in the carb when you open the throttle with the engine not running.I installed one of these into our 55 Nomad with a 350 engine. Car starts up and idles like never before. The ignitor is wired to the 12 volt side of the ballast and the negative side to the coil.
As I said, it idles fantastic at 4BTDC. HOwever, when I drive down the street and get on the peddle, it backfires and loses power. should i throw the points back in it?