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351W Ford HEI Distributor

Specs
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Each
Advance Type:
Mechanical/Vacuum Option
Shaft Diameter:
.51
Cap Terminal Style:
HEI / Male
Gear Material:
Steel
Ignition Box Required:
No
Notes
This distributor has an o-ring seal that makes initial installation a tight fit. We suggest lubing the o-ring (Vaseline, silicone lube, lithium grease) to ease the initial installation.
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351W Ford HEI Distributor

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What's in the Box

Finally an affordable distributor for you Ford guys!

Basically this is a GM HEI distributor that fits 351W Fords. It is fully self-contained and requires only one wire to hook-up. No need for an MSD box. Comes complete as shown. Just drop them in and go!

  • Main shaft is 5/16" I.D. in hex pattern
  • Housing of seal area is 1.560" O.D.
  • Distance from flange at seal area to end of shaft is 4-15/16"
  • Gear is 1.23" O.D.

It uses the GM HEI cap, rotor and module, and includes mechanical and vacuum advances.

High Performance HEI Distributor Installation Instructions (pdf)

Application

This "HEI" style distributor for 351W comes with a drive gear that works "flat tappet" hydraulic and solid lifter cams. This gear is not compatible with roller cams, and because of the "hybrid" nature of the existing gear, there are no brass or bronze gears available.

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