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I have figured out how to do a GM HEI conversion for the AMC V8's, I have one running right now and so far it works excellent. Takes a little bit to build one but it is about half the price of the ones you buy like the DUI.

 
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Yes, very interested.......not that I have a V8 to put one on, but I would be interested in putting together a web page for this conversion so everyone can see it. Let me know if you would like to work with me on this.
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jo-jo
'77 CJ5 Fozzy Locker
20 degree RTI 1250
 

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Yes, I am very interested. A single wire GM HEI would be great, especially not having to pay the DUI price.

Jeff
`75 CJ-5, 304, T-18/D300,
SOA w/YJ springs, D30/D44,
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/wwwthreads_images/icons/tongue.gif I have worn myself out thinking about how best to do the HEI thing on our 304.....lay it on me....what's your plan for this man./wwwthreads_images/icons/wink.gif

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Git' the rope Dave.......he's holdin' out on ya........I say .....string him up if he don't come clean with the goods.
(visions of one man in a group that just said he found gold and was going to share it with all of them.....as soon as he gets a small sample tested in town ..he'll be back to tell them where it is ......as he leaves with a 20 mule team loaded to the max with sacks....)
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Wow, I guess there is some interest in doing this!! Sorry I haven't written back sooner.
What I have done is actually mate the two distributors together by using the upper portion of the GM HEI and the lower portion of the AMC. It takes some machine work on a metal lathe to make it fit properly but so far the test model is working awsome. I hope to take it on a hard trail run for the final test.
By the way, I have to sign in as ranger from this computer since this new system won't let me use my regular password, I usually go by peanut.

 

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/wwwthreads_images/icons/crazy.gif Hi Pea, That is exactly the scheme that has been circulating in my head for two months now. One thing I was uncertain of was the OVERALL cost...by the time all was said and done, it seemed as if I was going to be close to equal to the buyout, and would miss the "setup" that was a part of the DUI package...specifically for our 304. What WAS the final bottom line on this very needy and worthwhile conversion?/wwwthreads_images/icons/wink.gif

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Looks like right now that with the price of time involved and parts that is comes out to around $175.00. I didn't think that this was a bad price compaired to the cost of the new DUI stuff. What do you guys think??

 

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/wwwthreads_images/icons/cool.gif I think that it is right in the ballpark if that includes the cap and so forth. Well,.....we are all waiting for your complete photo spread showing every turn of the spindle; the mating of the parts; and the final assembly of the Ranger Ignition Upgrade./wwwthreads_images/icons/cool.gif

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As soon as I get the thing through some hard tests and all goes well then I will start making the photos and the write up.
CJDave, if this does come to pass then the distributor will come as a complete unit with instructions on the hook up and the only thing that it won't come with will be the plug wires. It was easy to hook up and a basic drop in, time it, and run it type setup.

 

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/wwwthreads_images/icons/tongue.gif Peanut, did you replace the resistor coil feeder wire or is your Jeep an external resistor setup? You DO need 12V to the HEI coil, right? /wwwthreads_images/icons/wink.gif

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The 12V is a must for the system. I just located a 12V source that would energize with the key and turn off with the key. I didn't have to do anything with a resister.

 
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