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Kettle Custodian (pot stirrer)
1981-82 Chevy 2.8 Liter V6 with centrifugal and vacuum advance. 83-up is electronic advance only. The housing has to be shortened, a lower bushing must be installed, and the drive gear has to be changed.
Jerry


"It is better to be silent and be thought a fool than to speak and eliminate all doubt!"
Abraham Lincoln

Cringe and wail in fear, Eloi- - - - -we Morlocks are on the hunt!

There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.
Ernest Hemingway

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'Bolter
From the early 80’s S-10 V6 engine, Jerry posted while I was typing

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Hank: 46 Chev 1/2ton shortbed
2018 Miata RF
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Kettle Custodian (pot stirrer)
Here's the offshore-made clone. The drive gear, oil pump drive, and housing height have to be altered, and the electronics suck.

www.ebay.com/itm/124296539658? [ebay.com]

Jerry


"It is better to be silent and be thought a fool than to speak and eliminate all doubt!"
Abraham Lincoln

Cringe and wail in fear, Eloi- - - - -we Morlocks are on the hunt!

There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.
Ernest Hemingway

Love your enemies and drive 'em nuts!
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Sir Searchalot
I'm asking what Langdon used, did he use the S10? Some guys seem to be using a 250

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Kettle Custodian (pot stirrer)
Yes- - - -the 2.8 S-10. The 250 used the big cap HEI.


"It is better to be silent and be thought a fool than to speak and eliminate all doubt!"
Abraham Lincoln

Cringe and wail in fear, Eloi- - - - -we Morlocks are on the hunt!

There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.
Ernest Hemingway

Love your enemies and drive 'em nuts!
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'Bolter
He'll convert any dizzy you send him to HEI.


1939 Packard Standard Eight Coupe (The Phantom)
1950 Chevrolet 3100 (Ol' Roy)
1956 Cadillac Coupe de Ville (The Bismarck)
1966 Oldsmobile Toronado (The Purple Knif)
1966 Ford Mustang (Little Red)
1964 Ford Galaxie 500 coupe
1979 Ford F-100
1976 Ford F-150 (Big Red)
1995 Ford F-150 (Newt)
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'Bolter
Thank you bolters!
I've had my truck almost a year and one by one I'm going through things that I want to change.
You've answered my distributor question with some great ideas and resources. Also noted not to consider a "kit from Ebay".
Don


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1955.1 3100, 235, 12v, 5-window, 5 speed
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'Bolter
Originally Posted by Otto Skorzeny
He'll convert any dizzy you send him to HEI.
Langdon?
Been running his unit in a 235 now 261. Best modification I've made, even better than T5!


BC
1960 Chevy C10 driver 261 T5 3.73 dana 44
1949 GMC 250 project in waiting
1960 C60 pasture art
Retired GM dealer tech. 1980 - 2022
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Phak1 Offline OP
AD Addict
To wrap up this thread, I installed the Tom Langdon HEI distributor this afternoon. I decided on using a Bosch relay for two reasons. I already have ignition power at the ballast resister mounted on the firewall just above the starter. Additionally I do not know the condition of my ignition switch so running high amperage to the switch seemed questionable, so the relay the better choice.

Installation with relatively well. I had previously created a harness for the relay, so it basically came down to exchanging the parts. After installing all of the components, a quick check insuring I had 12 volt power at the coil and she started right up. I attached my timing light and quickly discovered it was near impossible timing the engine without an advance timing light. I settled for timing it by ear until I buy one.

The engine sounds great and I can’t wait for a road test in a day or two, weather permitting! I do live in upstate New York, in the mountains and they are predicting snow!

If your interested in the issues I ran into as well as the installation, I wrote it up in my “Project Journal”. Here is a [LINK].

Last edited by Phak1; Mon Nov 14 2022 02:02 AM.

Phil
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1952 Chevrolet 3100
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‘59 235 w/hydraulic lifters
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'Bolter
Phak 1 Wow tremendous discussion on HEI's,Langdon,offshore,my 5 all homemade used the gear it came with,never even heard of using a relay and sure didn't think it would take a charging system cable to power it ! All will fire-up and go like they have for years now. On AD ignition switch 71 yrs. old.

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