Q: Electronic Ignition (HEI): Revisited
i have a 1967 firebird with a 326ci it has a 4 bbl carter carb and it had factory air but i took it out cause it didn’t work at all and had no hope off fixing. anyway i called a couple of places cause i wanted to drop an electronic distributor in it, but a couple of places said it couldn’t be done, that i would have to put an ignitor in my old distributor to convert it, is this true if not what other stock gm electric distributors would work in it (off what other cars?)
A: Concerning the electonic distributor issue, you have many options to choose from. First, just about any Pontiac late model HEI distrubotor will work in your engine. My 400 currently has an HEI distrubtor from a 1977 TA. Works great. The second option is a points replacement kit. This replaces the only points and condensor in your current distributor with and electonic unit. Both Mallory and Accel offer these units. Your third option is to replace the entire distributor with an after market electronic distributor unit. Once again, Mallory and Accel have excellent units for the Pontiac motors.
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