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    i would like to put h-e-i dist in my 1973 vette if i go to a bone yard for it what years will fit .350 L48 thanks for the help guys

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    You realize that your tachometer will no longer work, your ignition shielding will no longer fit, and there is no performance gain to be had with doing this conversion?

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    I can't comment on any real performance gain, as I put in an HEI distributor in my 72 when I rebuilt the motor. Any performance gain for me was more from the build than the distributor.
    But you CAN have HEI and still use your original mechanical tach as I did. I put in HEI unit from Dragon Fire. There inexpensive and carry a lifetime warranty.
    I've had zero issues. Plus you don't have to worry about points anymore.
    You can also get sheilding from a '75 to work in your car if using an aftermarket air cleaner if you want to keep that look.
    A used unit from the boneyard could have issues, but if you go that route make sure the bushings aren't shot and the gear is good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vettej1 View Post
    I can't comment on any real performance gain, as I put in an HEI distributor in my 72 when I rebuilt the motor. Any performance gain for me was more from the build than the distributor.
    But you CAN have HEI and still use your original mechanical tach as I did. I put in HEI unit from Dragon Fire. There inexpensive and carry a lifetime warranty.
    I've had zero issues. Plus you don't have to worry about points anymore.
    You can also get sheilding from a '75 to work in your car if using an aftermarket air cleaner if you want to keep that look.
    A used unit from the boneyard could have issues, but if you go that route make sure the bushings aren't shot and the gear is good.
    i have the dragon fire as well. excellent unit for 120 bucks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vettehead Mikey View Post
    You realize that your tachometer will no longer work, your ignition shielding will no longer fit, and there is no performance gain to be had with doing this conversion?
    thank you thats something to think about

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    Quote Originally Posted by baxsom View Post
    i have the dragon fire as well. excellent unit for 120 bucks
    thanks i will take a look at the dragon fire web site

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    Quote Originally Posted by chevy6673 View Post
    thanks i will take a look at the dragon fire web site
    here ya go
    eBay Motors: Dragon Fire Chevy Corvette Tach Drive HEI Distributor (item 390048774220 end time May-08-09 16:01:32 PDT)

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    Pertronix has a pointless conversion kit which will fit under your stock cap, give a stock appearance, and let you keep your tach drive distributor. All the aftermarket providers carry these.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 6880 Mike View Post
    Pertronix has a pointless conversion kit which will fit under your stock cap, give a stock appearance, and let you keep your tach drive distributor. All the aftermarket providers carry these.

    Ignitor

    yeah but the pertronix cant fix a worn out distributer.
    not to mention the number of people that pertronix has left stranded

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