How to Install an HEI Distributor in a Chevy?

Answer The HEI distributor was produced and manufactured by General Motors and used in all Chevrolet vehicles from 1977 until the later 1980s. Installing an HEI distributor in a Chevy vehicle requires the... Read More »

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How to Install a Chevy 5.7 Distributor?

When installing a Chevy 5.7 distributor, the engine must be at top dead center, or else the engine's timing will be off and it will not run. You should also replace the gasket between the base of t... Read More »

How to Install a Chevy 454 Distributor?

The Chevrolet 454-cubic-inch V-8 engine is in the same engine family as the 396 and 427 engines. The unique "canted" valve arrangement gave the engine the nickname "Porcupine." The 454 could be fou... Read More »

How to Install a Chevy Distributor?

The distributor on a Chevrolet rotates as a result of contact with the gear on the rear of the camshaft. There is a recess in the bottom of the distributor with a blade in the center that is intend... Read More »

How to Install a Distributor on a Chevy V8?

The distributor in a car functions as a sort of rotating circuit breaker. As the rotor inside spins around, the distributor closes a circuit between the ignition coil and spark plug wires. A gear s... Read More »