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Old 08-07-2018, 01:30 PM   #1
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Electronic Ignition

Looking for recommendations on a drop in distributor with an electronic ignition. There is a metric **** ton of options, but wanted to know what is tried and true.

1971 K1500 with GM Goodwrench 350 circa 1980
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Old 08-08-2018, 10:13 PM   #2
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Re: Electronic Ignition

Big cap HEI

Tried and true. Parts available practically everywhere.
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Re: Electronic Ignition

If wanting a drop in HEI for the '71 K1500 listed in your post be aware that the V8 engine sits further back on the frame for a 4WD truck. The big cap HEI is do-able but will be a tight fit to the fire wall. I used my original points distributor and original black GM style cap with Petronix conversion. Does away with points, still looks stock and is breaker less ignition. Just a suggestion.
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Re: Electronic Ignition

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If wanting a drop in HEI for the '71 K1500 listed in your post be aware that the V8 engine sits further back on the frame for a 4WD truck. The big cap HEI is do-able but will be a tight fit to the fire wall. I used my original points distributor and original black GM style cap with Petronix conversion. Does away with points, still looks stock and is breaker less ignition. Just a suggestion.
Even a lot of the aftermarket non HEI sit taller which Id a pain

Pertronix is the way to go on a K10
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