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Tech Talk => Engine Mechanical / Electrical => Topic started by: agage on April 28, 2018, 09:00:17 PM

Title: Chevy TBI distributor
Post by: agage on April 28, 2018, 09:00:17 PM
Hey guys, I helped a friend install a new engine in his boat today and while setting timing it only had 5 degrees of advance. The distributor is an early 90s TBI style without any mechanical advance. Are there different modules to install with different curves or do I set the initial timing at 30 degrees and hope it starts when hot. The new engine is a stock 454 and the old one was a healthy built 396 that ran great with this same distributor but I have no idea what the timing was set at before and neither does he.


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Title: Re: Chevy TBI distributor
Post by: agage on May 04, 2018, 08:11:23 AM
This is the type of distributor Iím talking about


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Title: Re: Chevy TBI distributor
Post by: bahner80 on May 09, 2018, 05:23:43 PM
I say toss that and go to a hei
Title: Re: Chevy TBI distributor
Post by: GT Jets on May 09, 2018, 06:55:13 PM
I say toss that and go to a hei

That is an HEI........

Get the marine module for it and it will work tits.

GT