How Do I Install A HEI Distributor On A Ford 302

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  • Hello I want to upgrade my distributor to a electronic ignition system. I currently have a old type point type distributor. Can anybody tell me how to remove my old distributor and how to install a HEI distributor in my 1966 mustang?

    There are 2 Answers for "How Do I Install A HEI Distributor On A Ford 302"

    1. Sterling M says:

      Do not attempt this without a tech manual backing you up , most Libraries have Chilton’s Manuals ( big thick hardcover ones , not the “mustang only ” things ) that you can photocopy the distributor placement and firing order pages . Find #1 cylinder ,mark that spot on the dist. body and the intake manifold, take off the dist. cap and crank the motor until it points at the mark you made , loosen the dist. clamp and pull it up , notice where the rotor ends up , that will be your start point for the replacement dist. . Slide the HEI in and you should be lined up , put the wires on the correct plugs ( the old ones are incompatible with the HEI .) and start and time the motor . If that did not make sense , DO NOT attempt , it is easy to screw up , have a shop do it or get a mechanically inclined friend to help . Good Luck

    2. Hook In Mouth says:

      Just make sure you got a good hot wire for that distributor.