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00fxd

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Can anyone tell me if a large cap HEI [no tach drive] will fit in a '68? It looks like it will get pretty close to the washer pump.
Thanks, Frank.
 

KANE

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Can anyone tell me if a large cap HEI [no tach drive] will fit in a '68? It looks like it will get pretty close to the washer pump.
Thanks, Frank.

Do you have an HEI distributor? How bad do you want to find out? I have an L82 distributor that I need to get out of my garage. Since I moved to TPI... I've had no use for the old vacuum advance OEM distributor.
 

Vettehead Mikey

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It will fit just fine, but you will lose the functionality of your mechanically driven tach. You're aware that it will make no difference in performance?
 

fine69

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It will fit. Mid America Corvette offers one that also has the mechanical tach drive.
 
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If you've got a small block, the HEI probably won't clear a stock air filter housing. A big block won't have this problem.
 

00fxd

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Thanks all, I figured it would fit past the wiper motor/washer pump, Some told him it wouldn't so I thought I'd ask before I wasted my time. I have one to install.
 

KANE

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If you've got a small block, the HEI probably won't clear a stock air filter housing. A big block won't have this problem.

I have one of those too! For sale to a good home!:L
 

o2bnkc

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Use a pertronix module. You can use your same cap.
 

00fxd

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If it was my car I would use the HEI tach drive dist. My friend needs to rebuild his points unit and wants to drive it while its out.
 

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