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Username Post: Distributor Adapter        (Topic#344814)
turbo38s10 
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05-19-17 08:56 AM - Post#2691890    

Has anyone used one of these small block to 348/409 distributors adapters? Problems?

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models916 
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05-22-17 04:13 AM - Post#2692220    
    In response to turbo38s10

The old version (LGC) put a lot of oil into the lifter galley for some reason. This new version (Show Cars) is said to work well. But….what would be your reason for an adapter? The new Chinese 409 Distributors fit and work well if you change out the module or remove it entirely and use a MSD 6 box instead. Make sure you are not running lean and set the plug gap at 35.
Been running one of these with the 6AL box for about 4 years without problems. I am concerned about the Chinese electronics, hence the 6AL box.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Chevy-SBC-348-409 -Tall-Blo...



 
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05-22-17 06:35 AM - Post#2692252    
    In response to models916

Going to install the FITECH injection system and need a magnetic pickup distributor to use it to control timing. The Pertronix won't do that as they are Hall Effect. There is no room for the large HEI unit.
This is the unit I'm looking at using, if you notice it has the adapter on it.
http://www.show-cars.com/cgi-bin/commerce.cgi?prea...



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05-23-17 04:49 AM - Post#2692421    
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https://www.summitracing.com/parts/msd-83931?seid= ...

Why not use this one without the adapter and remove the vacuum can. They sell lock down tab for just that.

https://www.summitracing.com/parts/msd-8468?seid=s ...




 
turbo38s10 
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05-23-17 05:16 AM - Post#2692428    
    In response to models916

Needs to be the 2 wire type not the ready to run.



 
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05-24-17 05:14 AM - Post#2692602    
    In response to turbo38s10

Super easy to wire around the module. Even has it in the MSD instructions. I use the ready to run with the MSD6A box with the wire around and the timing adjuster. Why pay more for the less distributor?



 
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