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post #1 of (permalink) Old 02-24-2002, 07:10 AM Thread Starter
 
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Davis HEI?

I had an HEI on my 258 and loved it! I want to change my 360 over too, and I was wondering if anyone uses a D.U.I. unit and how they like it.

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[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/crazy.gif[/img] I'm, sitting here sipping a cup of hot MOKA and wondering why; on THIS BBS; anyone would consider going out to a vendor for an HEI system when the TR upgrade is so much better and can be done with less money. The TR upgrade is a NATURAL for a 360.....sip.....sip....sip..OUCH!...it's still pretty hot.....sip....sip....well, you get the idea.[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/crazy.gif[/img]

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[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/tongue.gif[/img] I see what you have there now...... How about just treating the ignition module as "new" and choosing the correct connections for it as if you were adding it on? My HAYNES shows the correct arrangement for the regular ignition module. Are you using the normal blue grommet Ford type module? If so, TR's diagram would show how to connect it. Forget that old compooter and just find the leads that you need from the harness. The HAYNES would get you out of this mess I'm sure, if you just looked at the early Jeep setup and how it's wired. [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/crazy.gif[/img]

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Re: Davis HEI?

I have the harness with all the correct connectors in stock. $65.
How much is the aggravation of finding those connectors worth (not to mention the expense)?
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If you go DUI, don't forget to add a power solenoid to feed the distributor.
The ignition switch and wiring in a Jeep are too small to properly feed the HEI style ignitions.
Use the stock switch wiring to activate (kick) a continuous duty accessory solenoid that feeds the HEI.
Pretty simple to do, and lets the HEI actually put out what it's capable of doing.

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TeamRush,
I'm interested in picking up the harness from you. I remember from one of your previous posts that you can get and use top notch connectors for that harness.

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It's made by the people that make Ford's harnesses.
(Has a Ford part number on it when I get them, Ford logo on the connectors...)

Top shelf wire, good color coding with numbers.
Ford factory connectors for everything, and no splices to scab them on.
This harness has the correct wrapping for a factory Ford (or Jeep) install if you are trying to fool the emissions geeks...

Two wire install, (not counting the alternator 'Batt' wire...)

For $5 more I'll install the connector for your Delco alternator and the correct diode for it to self excite.
(the connector, diode, solder and heat shrink tubing cost $5, I'm not gouging anyone here...)

If you want the E-core coil connector, that's an extra $15, or you can go to NAPA and order P/N ICC-1.
I suggest doing just that! Use that coil if you are building from scratch!

I have the complete ignition system here, but if you just buy the harness, you will also need...
1. Module, '79 Ford F-150 Pickup with 302 V8 Engine.
2. Dist Cap, Cap Adaptor, Rotor, Same as above.
3. Plug wires, Try a '90 Ford Mustang 5.0 GT, get the good wires...
4. Ignition coil... If you want the canister coil, '79 Ford Pick up, If you want the E-core (recommended) '90 Ford Mustang 5.0 GT.

I have all of this stuff here, but it's all top shelf, and quite expensive compared to the China made discount auto parts store stuff...
Cap assembly (3 pieces) is $40
Coil is $45 (E-core)
Reman dist. with correct springs for power, tweaked by me, with top shelf cap, rotor ect.... $150 ready to install.
Same price for dist. ready to install set up for MSD module, Cap, Rotor, Spring, the works, $150 ready to install.
Racing plug wire retainer, $50 (Very cool! But not necessary...)
Plug wires depend on your application... up to $100.

I pay shipping and I need a distributor core, the other stuff is outright sales.

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