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I came across a HEI Dist for a Ford. I called the sales guy to talk to him about it working on my F150 with EFI. He said the only problem might be hood clearance. Here is the Link I talked to a guy by the name of David.

http://www.skipwhiteperformance.com/...x?Item=6502-BL

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He is full of shit. That distributor is strictly for carb's vehicles only. The EFi based distributor has a PIP\Stator setup that tells the computer the vehicle's rpm, among other things. The TFI (ignition module) is mounted on the distributor on our trucks too.


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He is full of shit. That distributor is strictly for carb's vehicles only. The EFi based distributor has a PIP\Stator setup that tells the computer the vehicle's rpm, among other things. The TFI (ignition module) is mounted on the distributor on our trucks too.
I asked about that. But what are the chances of converting it over to a HEI, after all GM did use them on FI engines?

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Not possible. unless you convert to carb. HEI si outdated compared to the TFI modules we have.


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I'm on the verge of calling that place and giving them a peice of my mind. They don't know what the hell they are talking about.


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I have a book on how to upgrade dist. It has a section on how to modify the TFI for better and stronger spark. I need to dig it out and read it.

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It isn't applicable to our trucks, there is no modifcations that can be done to these, other than making them remote mounted for cooling reasons. Older engines have the coild running on 8 volts when the engine is running, and 12 volts when you are starting it. The modification you are talking about has the coil running on 12 volts at all times, which ours already does. The only way to achieve a "stronger spark" is to get a stronger coil, larger spark plug wires, and open the spark plug gap. This is known to us as the six litre tune up.


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It isn't applicable to our trucks, there is no modifcations that can be done to these, other than making them remote mounted for cooling reasons. Older engines have the coild running on 8 volts when the engine is running, and 12 volts when you are starting it. The modification you are talking about has the coil running on 12 volts at all times, which ours already does. The only way to achieve a "stronger spark" is to get a stronger coil, larger spark plug wires, and open the spark plug gap. This is known to us as the six litre tune up.
I will get the book out and give you the title. It covers everything from points to electronic to computer controlled dist.

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There is no such thing as a computer controlled distributor. After the TFI system Ford switched to a distributorless system, which has multiple coils. The computer sends a 12v signal to these coil packs to control when a spark plug would get spark. I'm sorry, but the TFI module does not do what you are thinking it does...

Let me find some information explaining what a TFI module does.


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The book is called.
How to build High Performance Ignition Systems by Todd Ryden.

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