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post #1 of (permalink) Old 07-05-2001, 09:44 AM
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Quick HEI question

Hi Guys, I'm going to bite the bullet and try to do the TR HEI conversion. Besides the Antenna Moonguy this will be my first mod (up to now I only fix things as they break). My question was, is there a site that has all the info on this with pictures? I'm looking around but I haven't found it yet.
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Re: Quick HEI question

Try http://www.jeepz.com/offroad/howto/engine/tfi/

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BTW: The Team Rush upgrade uses TFI (thick-film integrated) and not HEI (high-engergy ignition). TFI is Ford, HEI is Chevy. I'm running one of each....

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Re: Quick HEI question

After reading this is seems easier then I though. Is it true that I don't need to replace the distributor? It also seems like there are a lot of different options. What shoud I do to get the best results?
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I did this to mine. I bought a used distributor from a Chevy 250 I6, pretty common. I called 4wd.com and ordered a AMC V8 gear. they have them for about $43. If you go to a parts store get a gear from a '83 or later AMC. They are different from the earlier ones and won't work.. I tried.
All together I think I have about $150 in it and everything is brand new. Alot cheaper than DUI at $350..
I gave $30 for the dist. and $50 for the gear w/ shipping.
I changed the cap and rotor. You will also have to get new wires, once again, Chevy wires work really good and are plentiful.
It is really easy to do. took me 2 hours total.
Here is a site that i used..
www.geocities.com/jeeperaz/hei.htm
let us know how it turns out..

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Re: Quick HEI question

For the TFI(TR) conversion you shouldn't have to replace the distributor (I did in my write-up because I was replacing a points system). For the HEI conversion (which I've also done) you do have to replace the distributor. The TFI conversion is easier, cheaper and more powerful though.

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I did this conversion 'halfway' without doing the distributor. I later swapped in the distributor. It ran SO much smoother. It was unreal.

Go to www.driveajeep.com.... I got a kit put together for me. Not much more (if any!) than doing it all at NAPA. If you do it from a scrap yard though, you can do it for a lot less.

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