Re: [AMC-list] BBD Carburetors and HEI--Dist Gear
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Re: [AMC-list] BBD Carburetors and HEI--Dist Gear

I am looking for a 1971 to 1973 AMC Matador two door. I am willing to ship
from anywhere in the USA.
Thank You

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From: AMC-list [mailto:amc-list-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Ken
Sent: Thursday, May 18, 2017 9:55 PM
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Subject: Re: [AMC-list] BBD Carburetors and HEI--Dist Gear

TFI is slightly different in that it uses a non-stock style coil. 
With the older can style coil, the setup looks way more 'factory' than any


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From: "Sandwich Maker" <adh@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: amc-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Sent: Thursday, May 18, 2017 4:18:58 AM
Subject: Re: [AMC-list] BBD Carburetors and HEI--Dist Gear

right at the beginning of this thread, i wrote that the motorcraft shaft is
17/32" while the prestolite and delco - both points and hei - are 1/2", and
that i used my old points delco gear on my 'new' hei.

ken ames is right about the duraspark upgrade for the motorcraft dist; i
found the info with a search for 'tfi tuneup'.

" From: Matt Shumaker <mshumaker@xxxxx>
" What Jim Blair wrote sounds correct.  I made this swap in 1999 or so I "
think.  (Where does the time go?)  So my memory is not exact.  I may " have
bought a purpose-made distributor gear that fit on the GM " distributor.  I
recall that the distributor gear I used was a tight fit " with no wobble.
1999 was a time when many of the AMC cars with BBD " carburetors were still
on the road, so the HEI conversion had become a " sort of cottage industry.
I bought my conversion from an online source " that had been linked from the
old AMX-Files website and list.
" > ----------------------------------------------------------------------
" >
" > From: Jim Blair <carnuck@xxxxxxxxxxx> " > " > You have to be careful
when you do the gear swap because the Motorcraft ignition gear has a bigger
hole and will wobble on the GM HEI shaft and wipe out itself and the cam
" >
" > I recall the first year of HEI was '74 on the inline 6 GM motors. 250
and 292 until the last GM inline 6 in '85 or so (I think the G series vans
were the last)
" >     They had an in cap coil and external coil on the same base with
different cap/rotor styles and pickup coil as well as harness was different.
Andrew Hay                                  the genius nature
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