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now, does it fit or not? i just saw 2, within the past 2 weeks in `57s. alot of discussion that they don`t. engine in stock location.:confused0006:
 

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No they don;t fit unless you move the engine foward at least 3/4 inch.
 

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Some do, some don't.....Depends on how far forward the body was mounted on the frame at the factory.
 

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The one I had was close, but didn't hit the firewall. Getting to the back two screws on the cap was alittle tricky, but not that bad.
 

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Some do, some don't.....Depends on how far forward the body was mounted on the frame at the factory.
I agree with Davids statement. I have seen some fit and others hit so hard it wouldn`t go in for anything. Also depends on how the body was set on the frame when it was set back on the frame after the restoration.
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1957 Chevy Bel Air Convertible; ZZ4 w HEI ign; 700r4; 9" rear w/3:50 gears; pwr disc fr w drum rear
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I checked out the Skip White $45 HEI distributor on ebay. Looks like a nice and inexpensive alternative to the other electronic distributor I've been looking at (Pertronix)

Question about the Male vs Female caps. Will my original style 90* wire boots fit onto the male posts ok? (currently using a female style cap)

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I have a stock HEI in my '57 and my engine is in the stock location. Mine doesn't hit the firewall at all... is a little close. Guess I got lucky when I set my body back on my frame. :happy0030:
 
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