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New HEI All-In-One Distributor Solves Electrical Problems In Truck
Ron Ziegler, Flying Z Ranch, Los Alamos, Calif.: “Our 1985 Ford truck stopped running because of an electrical problem, and with all the pollution control equipment it was impossible to find what was wrong. So we removed all the wiring and pollution control equipment, and then bought a new HEI all-in-one distributor (available at Amazon.com). This distributor has the coil and points inside it. It’s a one-wire distributor, so there’s only one wire to connect to the 12 volts coming from the ignition switch.
  “To install the distributor, I located top dead center on the compression stroke of the engine’s number one cylinder. I noted where the rotor was pointing, and made sure to reinstall the new distributor with the rotor in the same position.
  “Now the truck runs great. Problem solved for about $140.”

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2021 - Volume #45, Issue #1