Any Chev 230/250/292 from '73 on should have the HEI you need. There is a
collar on the shaft that has to be removed. Then you use a 235 clamp to hold
it in place.
The shaft length is approximately correct as is, but most Inliners pop for
the pro jobs by Buffalo or Stovebolt where the shaft is shortened and
re-pinned, the oil pump tang changed and the shaft O-ringed so it won't leak
oil up the shaft. They also supply a nice billet clamp. Cost to modify your
HEI is about $75. Check www.inliners.org for links to both Stovebolt Engine
Co and Buffalo Enterprises.
51 GMC 1/2 ton
Winter Park FL
----- Original Message -----
From: "joe" <email@example.com>
To: "oletrucks" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Thursday, September 21, 2000 11:09 AM
Subject: [oletrucks] HEI Distributor
> Hi everyone,
> I was talking someone at a show last year who installed an HEI distributor
> in his 235 engine but forgot what year he used. I remember him saying
> something about it originally being to long and having to have the housing
> machined down. Does anyone have a factory electronic distributor
> and if so could you tell me what year it is, what it came off of and any
> modification required to bolt it on.
> I'm planning on building a truck with the 235 but would like not having to
> mess with points. I remember burning them up before because I had to have
> the key on to play the radio and that would send current to the points. I
> know I could install a newer switch with the acc position or run the radio
> with full time power instead of ignition but I'd probably leave the radio
> on and kill the battery.
> I picking the 235 because I have my old speed equipment ( Fenton header
> Edmonds custom dual carb manifold) that I removed when I sold my first
> and would like to hear that sound of the 6 cylinder through a set of
> mufflers again.
> Joe Garcia
> Yuba City, CA
> 1950 Chevrolet 3100
> oletrucks is devoted to Chevy and GM trucks built between 1941 and 1959
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