Well I finally did it,I installed a GM HEI distributor in my 1980 AMC 360 (wich resides in my
First off I will say that I realize this upgrade is not for every application,and the 5000+ RPM crowd
would overlook the GM HEI as another "stocker",also this is just my opinion,I am not a "TECH GURU"like some of you folk,I am just an average joe that loves to work on his jeep,and wheel.but in my application ;totally redone '83cj7 with
amc 360/tf727/dana 44's/4.56's/35"s/built and used in "real world"offroading
It is the single most noticable performance change I have done to the engine,it has helped clean up
my idle,it starts better,it has alot better throttle response and all around power,but most important to
me is the fact that its much more reliable.
It has allowed me to remove the old ford coil,module,resistance wire,and the big ugly wiring harness
that goes with it,and thats where the reliability comes into play,any time I can remove a host of
electrical components and related wires and connections and replace them with one integral unit and
"ONE"!!! 12 volt wire,it has to help the "outback factor",not to mention it uses only
stock GM parts that are virtually available at the corner grocer.
I also have to say that I bought my HEI unit complete with ALL NEW components from Glenn
Woodworth at www.driveajeep.com
and I have to say I was TOTALLY
SATISFIED with both the HEI UNIT and Glenns customer service,I spoke to him personaly a few
times,and e-mailed back and forth a few times ,he is very interested in every detail of the install.
I just thought I'd share that with my fellow jeepers,(I usually just post questions when I get over my
head,and answer questions related to what I've had experience with),again,this is just my opinion,and what worked for me.