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Old 03-15-2010, 10:25 PM   #1
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small block distributor problems

I have a 1970 k20 that i just put new heads on, and when i went to adjust the distributor i found that it is pinched tight against the fire wall, and to move it i have to jack up the transmission so the front of the engine lowers and pulls the distributor away from the fire wall. Has any one seen this, and is there a smaller HEI coil i can put on it, what are my options?
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Old 03-15-2010, 11:01 PM   #2
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Re: small block distributor problems

its probably cause the motor frame mounts are on the rear holes and clearance back there gets real tight. is this an upgrade from a points dizzy? have you tried taking the cap off then dropping it in? if you still can't get it to go in then you can buy a points eliminator kit that replaces the points turning the dizzy into a more digital dizzy.

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Old 03-15-2010, 11:26 PM   #3
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Re: small block distributor problems

I've heard that the '67-'72 K series trucks don't really have enough clearence for an HEI. Was this distributor in this truck prior to the head change?
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Old 03-16-2010, 02:35 AM   #4
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Re: small block distributor problems

i KNOW EXACTLY WHAT YOUR TALKIN BOUT, i have a 69 blazer with hei, i bought it that way well,,,,,,,,, they beat the firewall back with a hammer.
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