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500, 472, 425, 368 Discussion, Points type distributor or HEI in Cadillac Engine Discussion; I'm not quite sure if this is a High Energy Ignition HEI or a points type distributor on my 1971 ...
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    Points type distributor or HEI

    I'm not quite sure if this is a High Energy Ignition HEI or a points type distributor on my 1971 Coupe Deville 472. The MSD part number is Ignition Coil PN# 8203.






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    Re: Points type distributor or HEI

    Points, HEI has the coil in the cap.

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    Re: Points type distributor or HEI

    Thank you..I am going to change it to HEI

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    Re: Points type distributor or HEI

    You won't regret it

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    Re: Points type distributor or HEI

    When you put in the HEI make sure you use a new wire to power it. The points distrubtor wire has a resistor in it...

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    Re: Points type distributor or HEI

    Some of the posts here a while back mention the issue of the double belts being in the way, and using a single belt. You may find that info with a search. The HEI is larger of course.
    You can find a switched 12 volt spade on the fuse block that will work for the HEI power. Use at least a #16, or even a #14 power wire to the dist.

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