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Re: TSP HEI?
stlcardinalsguy #1408454 Mon May 03 2021 05:25 PM
Joined: Mar 2014
Posts: 2,763
J
'Bolter
I have one of those TSP type units that has been sitting here for 10 or 12 years. Those were sold under several different names. I bought it on eBay when they were selling them for $70~80 with free shipping. I used it a while and it worked mostly ok, but it allowed oil to run up between the shaft and the housing and from there it would dribble out from under the cap in a big mess. I figured someday I'd make a seal for that and keep it in case my Langdon's HEI had any trouble (which it hasn't). You know those TSP units were not made in the USA, yes?


Jon

1952 1/2 ton with 1959 235
T5 with 3.07 rear end
Re: TSP HEI?
stlcardinalsguy #1408510 Tue May 04 2021 12:08 AM
Joined: Feb 2020
Posts: 70
S
'Bolter
Gonna take the advice of everybody here and stay away from the TSP. Did a little more digging and seems lots of people have problems with the junk electronics...and Jon's oil leak problem. I'll likely go the modified 250 HEI route, try to pick one up from ebay or just get a reman Delco unit. Thanks for all the help guys!!


Mason

1947 Chevy 3100
-57 Chevy 235
-93 S10 T5 Transmission
-97 Blazer 3.42 Rear End
Re: TSP HEI?
EdPruss #1411775 Fri May 28 2021 07:44 PM
Joined: Dec 2018
Posts: 1,450
F
'Bolter
Ed Pruss Just called my local horse weed junk yard V-6 HEI is 50 bucks ! Your choice go take it out ,they even tell you where the bumble bees are...and appreciate you telling them if you hit a new nest!! Great family of junk yard dogs over 50 years going there !!

Re: TSP HEI?
stlcardinalsguy #1412146 Mon May 31 2021 04:03 PM
Joined: Jun 2011
Posts: 4,460
E
'Bolter
Make sure it has an Even Fire cap otherwise you will be disappointed.

Ed


'37 GMC T-18 w/ DD 4-53T, RTO-610, 6231 aux., '95 GMC running gear, full disc brakes, power steering, 22.5 wheels and tires.
'47 GMC 1 ton w/ 302, NP-540, 4wd, full width Blazer front axle.
'54 GMC 630 w/ 503 gasser, 5 speed, ex fire truck, shortened WB 4', install 8' bed.
'55 GMC 370 w/270, 420 4 speed, grain, dump bed truck from ND. Works OK.
Re: TSP HEI?
stlcardinalsguy #1412867 Sun Jun 06 2021 04:42 PM
Joined: Nov 2020
Posts: 75
S
'Bolter
I use a Langdon mini HEI on my truck. Could not be happier.

Re: TSP HEI?
EdPruss #1415730 Sat Jul 03 2021 04:37 AM
Joined: Apr 2020
Posts: 173
9
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Ed how do you identify odd or even fire cap?,are the poles not spaced evenly? Just wondering cause did the hei to my 65 292 and runs rough, but start's nice


Karl j Townsend
Re: TSP HEI?
stlcardinalsguy #1415731 Sat Jul 03 2021 04:38 AM
Joined: Apr 2020
Posts: 173
9
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Ed how do you identify odd or even fire cap?,are the poles not spaced evenly? Just wondering cause did the hei to my 65 292 and runs rough, but start's nice


Karl j Townsend
Re: TSP HEI?
stlcardinalsguy #1415747 Sat Jul 03 2021 12:34 PM
Joined: Jun 2011
Posts: 4,460
E
'Bolter
Poles, or wire receptacles on the cap must be evenly spaced, odd spaced(odd fire) will not work.

Ed


'37 GMC T-18 w/ DD 4-53T, RTO-610, 6231 aux., '95 GMC running gear, full disc brakes, power steering, 22.5 wheels and tires.
'47 GMC 1 ton w/ 302, NP-540, 4wd, full width Blazer front axle.
'54 GMC 630 w/ 503 gasser, 5 speed, ex fire truck, shortened WB 4', install 8' bed.
'55 GMC 370 w/270, 420 4 speed, grain, dump bed truck from ND. Works OK.
Re: TSP HEI?
stlcardinalsguy #1415748 Sat Jul 03 2021 12:38 PM
Joined: Feb 2004
Posts: 24,252
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Kettle Custodian (pot stirrer)
Odd=fire distrigutors were used on the early Buick 231 V6 engines and had an oddball spacing of the plug wires in the distributor cap. Two wirea sre close togethert, then a wide gap, one wire, another wide gap, and two more close-spaced ones. The crankshaft rod journals are also spaced unevenly. The engines shake on the motor mounts at idle due to the uneven firing impulses. Even-fire distributors have sic equally-spaced plug wtre towers. Any Chevy, Pontiac , or Oldsmobile inline six HEI diastributor is an "even-fire" type.
jerry


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Re: TSP HEI?
stlcardinalsguy #1415762 Sat Jul 03 2021 02:01 PM
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'Bolter
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