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Customer q:

I have the stock HEI distributor in the motor, but the rest of it has been built up. 480 lift cam, edlebrock performer heads, edlebrock thunder series 650 carb, edlebrock rpm airgap intake, etc. The motor is being difficult to time. It's showing 31 degrees out just to run at all and still has detonation issues. Will a msd streetfire distributor be enough or do you recommend a full change of the ignition to get rid of the HEI all together?


ac = No

drivewheel = 2WD

engine = 350 v8

fuel = Carburetor

make = Chevy

model = Camaro

pwrbrk = Yes

pwrstr = Yes

trans = Automatic

year = 1979


Thank you for giving Jegs the opportunity to assist you. If the advance is the cause for the full timing you, will need to replace it. An MSD Street Fire HEI could be used. #121-8362. Just click on the image below and you will be directed to the product page. Should you need further assistance please feel free to contact us 24/7.

MSD Ignition 8362
‍Street Fire Chevy V8 GM HEI Distributor Red Cap

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March 26, 2018

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