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Molon Labe 01-15-2019 03:16 PM

Stock 351W Distributor
 
I'm dropping a '94 351W from a Ford truck into a '67 Fairlane and wondering if there's any reason the stock distributor won't work. Does it get wired like an original points style distributor?

Alternatively, I'm considering a Petronix distributor. Should I just forget about the stock unit?

dirtball 03-22-2019 11:31 AM

Re: Stock 351W Distributor
 
the 94 351w should be a roller cam isn't it? If so you need the distributor with the matching gear (bronze?) or you'll ruin the cam or the dizzy

n2omike 03-22-2019 11:37 AM

Re: Stock 351W Distributor
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Molon Labe (Post 1629575781)
I'm dropping a '94 351W from a Ford truck into a '67 Fairlane and wondering if there's any reason the stock distributor won't work. Does it get wired like an original points style distributor?

Alternatively, I'm considering a Petronix distributor. Should I just forget about the stock unit?

Will NOT work. The 1994 truck likely has a hydraulic roller cam. If so, it uses a melonized steel gear. The cast iron gear from your 1967 will not work. Plus, the 351W was not out in 1967... and a 302 distributor will not work in a 351W.

If you use an iron gear on steel hydraulic roller cam, the metals will not be compatible, and will eat each other.

dennis111 03-23-2019 01:56 AM

Re: Stock 351W Distributor
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by n2omike (Post 1629577925)
Will NOT work. The 1994 truck likely has a hydraulic roller cam. If so, it uses a melonized steel gear. The cast iron gear from your 1967 will not work. Plus, the 351W was not out in 1967... and a 302 distributor will not work in a 351W.

If you use an iron gear on steel hydraulic roller cam, the metals will not be compatible, and will eat each other.

Mike is correct (if it is indeed a roller cam.-------You will need to check and verify as not all are rollers.)



In addition the oil pump drive on a 351w is of a larger diameter (than the 289/302) and it will not fit into the distributor shaft (whether roller cam or not.)


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