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 Post subject: FiTech & timing control
PostPosted: Wed May 01, 2019 9:41 am 
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hello,
I am swapping out the holley and installing a 600hp PA Fitech on my slant.
seeing that trying the stock electronic distributor may be problematic. what are you guys running?
looking at adding some boost ( hopefully later this year ).
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PostPosted: Wed May 01, 2019 8:05 pm 
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What does the fitech interface with? 7pin HEI?


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PostPosted: Thu May 02, 2019 8:26 am 
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2 wire distributor hook up.


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PostPosted: Thu May 02, 2019 8:50 pm 
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So you would need to lock a standard distributor (points or e!ectronic) or use a lean burn distributor.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 20, 2019 4:56 pm 
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FiTech is plug and play with a MSD Distributor. However MSD doesn't make one for the slant 6.

I purchased a MSD Distributor for the Chevy V6 and modified it to where I could use it. Not too hard to do, just a little lathe work. Took me a few hours to make it work and work well it does. It is a pretty tight fit and to make access easier I relocated the oil filter for more room.

Engine runs fine but still doing finishing touches on narrowing Ford rear and moving springs a bit to fit larger tires and rims. I'm old and slow and in no hurry these days.


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 22, 2019 9:18 pm 
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The GM distributor sounds interesting. What exactly did you do with the lathe? Does the chevy cam gear work or did you machine it to accept a slant six nylon gear? I am thinking of going this route eventually so I am curious exactly what you did.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 23, 2019 3:12 am 
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Pictures would be nice.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 24, 2019 4:23 am 
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Basically I had to shorten the V6 distributor by about 7 inches, Used the lathe to make the cuts and used the lathe to make the new o-ring groove where it needed to be. The shaft on the v6 Distributor was is the same diameter as the slant six so shortening and repinning the slant six gear was done on the shaft.

To get the correct length I built an adjustable stop collar for the now shortened v6 distributor.

I'll see if I can find any pictures.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 25, 2019 7:12 am 
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pic's would be awesome. from some of my reading the OE electronic distributor doesn't play well with the FiTech. I may give it a go and see if I can get it to work.
just trying to get my ducks in a row before adding some boost. so far I am really digging the FiTech, drivability is great, start ups hot or cold are great.


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