Re: Proform HEI Distributor Review
I decided to play with a knock-off HEI dizzy. I had to grind some off the water neck, expected that. The drive gear was in no way pinned to the shaft so it just falls off at will, not an issue once installed but it sure is during installation. I finally put a glob of non-hardening RTV in the joint to hold for install, then I could not get it to seat all the way, finally figured out it was bottoming out on whatever that rod thing is in the block, I was able to lift it up with a magnet tool, but not out, it is loosey goosey in there, I pulled it up, and preinstalled into the bottom of the dizzy shaft, again with a smidge of RTV to hold it, now it's seated but, despite best effort it's clocked such that the wire's exit block is in just the wrong place to hit the air cleaner housing (after market Edelbrock oval thing). I will pull it all and start over trying to find a happy place. I expected to fiddle for fitment and my expectations are being exceeded!. I thought I could clock the cap anyway I wanted on the four hold down points but didn't notice until the end there's a locating nub on the cap and corresponding notch in the housing. I might just make my own notch 90 degrees over since it shouldn't matter in the end.
What is this internal rod and is it's looseness cause for pause? Off to research. sorry for ignorance, it's my first Ford in a long time, let alone a classic street rodded FE with unknown history.
'62 Galaxie 500 convertible with a '69 429 and Edelbrock 1407 and lots and lots of "custom" wiring!