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#528938 - January 13th 2012 7:52 am Re: GM HEI for Ford 302 [Re: maples01]
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Registered: October 02nd 2002 12:00 pm
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It's setup for street, they are right for what I want, can't wait to install it.
I know all about the duraspark 2, just wanted an all together unit that is adjustable, I didn't want to buy a bunch of items and need to find locations to mount it all, clean and self contained is neater.
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#528955 - January 13th 2012 8:36 am Re: GM HEI for Ford 302 [Re: maples01]
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Mark, that is same unit I was looking at for Court's mid from same guy.. can't wait to get it in as well..
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#529437 - January 14th 2012 7:22 pm Re: GM HEI for Ford 302 [Re: maples01]
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I may try to go by his shop one day in the spring to see what all he does, can't beat a complete unit with wires for $75, just gotta be sure to get the lower unit stuck into it before installation. Court has a nice van, would love to see it up close one day.
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#566252 - June 02nd 2012 10:52 pm Re: GM HEI for Ford 302 [Re: maples01]
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I've yet to do it, van's still in SC, I know the coil wire has to be replaced due to the resistor, this thing needs 12 volts, and I've not found a diagram to help find the thing either, I don't want to replace the entire wire. I'm slow at it. LoL
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#640170 - October 27th 2013 10:47 pm Re: GM HEI for Ford 302 [Re: maples01]
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OK, I can't get it in, it hit the heater hose that's on the intake by the distributor, has a temp controlled vacuum switch. Any photos of Courtney's?
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#640206 - October 28th 2013 10:30 am Re: GM HEI for Ford 302 [Re: Reed]
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Registered: August 27th 2001 12:00 pm
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Loc: Fircrest, WA
Originally Posted By: Reed
You can run a Duraspark II stock distributor and wire in an HEI ignition module. The HEI ignition module is a good upgrade, but I don't like those hybrid huge head distributors. They cost too much, are ugly, and often don't fit other applications.

Here is how you wire up a DUraspark II distributor to a HEI control module:



Also, read this thread:

http://www.ffcars.com/forums/58-audio-electronics/151643-duraspark-hei-hybrid-ignition.html


Just saying, this fits. That huge HEI head grafted onto a Ford distributor shaft is ugly, a bad idea, and unnecessary.
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#640207 - October 28th 2013 10:44 am Re: GM HEI for Ford 302 [Re: maples01]
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Registered: August 27th 2001 12:00 pm
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Loc: Fircrest, WA
HERE is a Duraspark distributor from a van that will work. Get a heat sink, heat sink compound, soldering supplies, and a relay for the (=) feed to the module, and you are in business.
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#640273 - October 28th 2013 8:29 pm Re: GM HEI for Ford 302 [Re: maples01]
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Loc: Maryville, TN
I have money invested in this distributor, I tried to sell it with no luck, I don't have the cash for another, and will not invest in one, I plan to figure out how to make what I have work.
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#640287 - October 28th 2013 10:17 pm Re: GM HEI for Ford 302 [Re: maples01]
Reed Offline
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Registered: August 27th 2001 12:00 pm
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Loc: Fircrest, WA
OK, well, clearance is the issue. Would a different intake help? THe heater hose fitting on the front of the small blocks changed over the years. When I was running an Edelbrock intake I had to get an extender pipe from Home Depot to run the stock heater hoses pipe.
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#640313 - October 29th 2013 11:55 am Re: GM HEI for Ford 302 [Re: maples01]
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Registered: June 02nd 2005 12:00 pm
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Loc: Auburn IL
Originally Posted By: maples01
OK, I can't get it in, it hit the heater hose that's on the intake by the distributor, has a temp controlled vacuum switch. Any photos of Courtney's?


Mark, court's dropped right in no clearance issues at all...

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