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post #1 of (permalink) Old 05-09-2001, 05:04 PM Thread Starter
 
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Distubuter fits!!!!!

I'm putting a 4.3 V-6 in my truck and need a Distributer for it A freind of mine told me an HEI distributor out of a 229 V-6 in a 80 camero would fit the bill
My q is is he right? if not what could i cross reference a hei distributer out of to work on the 4.3?
Heellllpppppp!!!!!!!!

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I don't know why it wouldn't. I put an HEI on my '63 283. If it can work on one that old I can't see you having a problem. Does your friend have one that you could use. If not you might want to e-mail the tech guys at Advanced Adapters.

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Re: Distubuter fits!!!!!

I know most of the Chevy V-8's are interchangeable but not shure bout the v-6's
I guess at this point I may have to get out a measureing tape and Measure the shaft lenth and dia where it goes into the intake to find out for shure so far everyone i talked to isn't shure that's why i figured I would post it here see if any of the Masterminds here would know

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<font face="Comic Sans MS">Any HEI distributor out of any Small block Chevy V8 should fit, since a 4.3 have the exact same specs on all parts (just 2 less cylinders)... [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/crazy.gif[/img] </font>

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Re: Distubuter fits!!!!!

true But I'm wondering bout the 229 V-6
I really can't use a V-8 Distributor

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<font face="Comic Sans MS">[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/crazy.gif[/img] I'm wondering why not? [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/crazy.gif[/img]

If all else fails, you might try calling a local parts yard and ask them to look in their interchange manual, or even the local parts house could look up a 4.3L distributor and one from the 229 and check to see if the part #'s are the same... [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/crazy.gif[/img]</font>

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Re: Distubuter fits!!!!!

This might sound stupid, but how are you goig to use a disturbitor from a V8 on a V6, it will probibly fit but what will you do with the other 2 hoopities that the plug wires go on?????

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Re: Distubuter fits!!!!!

I thought of the Checking with the part's store thing and They get 2 different part numbers cause all the 4.3 Distributers are useally electronic where the 229 isn't AKA the 229 has a vacume advance and the 4.3 has an electronic andance on the distributor so I'm haveing a hard time Finding out that way I was hopeing I could find someone that did a non electronic 4.3 swap Like I'm currently in the process of doing

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The 262 [4.3] is a even fire engine 120 degree sequence
The 229 [3.8] is a odd fire engine 108/132 degree sequence
if you fit the even fire pickup out of buick into the 229
HEI distributor it will work that is how I solved my problem
here in Australia
Are you using a carby or injected engine
and you will need to upgrade the ignition wire to feed the HEI the require 14v 10amps to operate properly

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Re: Distubuter fits!!!!!

I think you are confuseing yourself Chevtourqe the 229 is an evenfire v-6 made by chevy and so is the 4.3
the odd fire engine you mention is the 3.8 liter 231 CID BUICK v-6 the 231 came with the even and also the odd fire you mentioned but even though they fire different buick used the same distributer they just wired the spark plugs different on the 2 engines
but anyhow But you have put a 229 distributer in a 4.3? if so you may have answered my question but not shure Please let me know
by the way I'm putting A 500cfm Carter 4BBL carb on the engine as well

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