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6/12/14 6:58am - Reply: 'Re: HEI Problem'
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Peru, IN - USA

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1978 Blue Edition 2001 Torch Red

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I posted a picture of the distributor on the C3 facebook page. Couldn't get it to load on here.

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6/12/14 12:07pm - Reply: 'Re: HEI Problem'
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#1-1974 L-48 4spd Cp Med Red Metallic/Black deluxe int w/AC/tilt/tele./p/w-p/b/ Am-Fm/map light National/Regional/Chapter NCRS "Top Flight" #2-1985 Bright Red/Carmine Cp.L-98/auto Member: NCRS, NCRS Texas, Corvette Legends of Texas

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Well that sux! LOL    I can't get FB here at werk!! Boss thought the guys in the shop were spendin waay to much time on there!  LOL

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6/12/14 4:17pm - Reply: 'Re: HEI Problem'
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Geez, don't get fired, I can't afford to pay your salary. Spent all my money on the distributor.

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6/12/14 9:23pm - Reply: 'Re: HEI Problem'
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I'm not the one he's worried aboot!  LOL Thumbs Up

I see the pics now...btw, they wouldn't load here because of the size. Ouch

  

Here's the skinny on the extra wires, from the GMPP specs page that includes that part number. The wires are for a ground, and an extra tach output. I would tape them both up, and tuck them out of the way somewhere. It wouldn't hurt to actually use the extra ground, tho. Thumbs Up




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6/13/14 9:18am - Reply: 'Re: HEI Problem'
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Thanks Joel for the time you spent researching this data. Answered my question and more. I'll keep you updated how the new cap and rotor does on the old distributor.

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4/25/15 4:55pm - Reply: 'Re: HEI Problem'
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UPDATE:  It's been ten months since  I switched to GM Delco distributor and not one "no start" conditions. Put about 4,000 miles on it from last June till now. Old blue didn't get much rest this winter. New A/C works great. Getting ready to put cruise control back on it.  I get looking at the scenery and have mopeds pass me going up a hill. Been talking to Rosta and will probably go that way. Aggravates me when a 2015 something on the interstate goes from 40 mph to 70 mph and back again every mile or so. Don't want to be that somebody on the interstate. Wife does look like a cute little bobble head when I do slow down and speed up. She doesn't think the soda straw in the nose is funny though. Thanks again for the advise.

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4/26/15 9:08am - Reply: 'Re: HEI Problem'
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4/26/15 9:45am - Reply: 'Re: HEI Problem'
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Thumbs Up Cool man! 

Since you got old Blue running good, take 'er for cruise up to Niagara Falls for the Annual Gathering. Wink


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4/26/15 10:57am - Reply: 'Re: HEI Problem'
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Here is an alternative if you decide to replace. Much cheaper and lifetime warranty.
 
 
I have been using their version with tach drive in my 74 for several years now and haven't had to touch it.


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