Throwback Thursday: HEI Distributor Troubleshooting With DUI

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The HEI distributor is a hot rod staple. But what if something goes wrong? Do you know how to test its components?

It’s hard to believe that another Thursday is barreling down on us, announcing the impending end of another work week. I don’t know about you, but I have already planned what I’ll be working on this weekend. If your plans involve figuring out why your ignition isn’t working as it should, we can help with that. Once again, we celebrate another editorial look-back, and jump into the way back machine to open the Power Automedia vault that houses our vast collection of articles and revisit another great informational piece.

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A Simple multi-meter can be used to test almost all of the parts in an HEI distributor.

In this Throwback Thursday, we’re taking a small jump back to December 2017. That’s when we jumped head first into showing you what goes into diagnosing your HEI distributor with help from Performance Distributors when we published, HEI Distributor Troubleshooting With Performance Distributors.

The HEI distributor is a great ignition. Do you want proof? Haw many non-Chevrolet cars are running this wonder of combustion initiation? But, every once in a while, an enthusiast encounters a hiccup in performance and needs to troublshoot the issue.

If you want to verify that the distributor is the problem, there are a few things you need to check. In the original article, we delivered a wealth of information that we found on the Performance Distributor’s website to help you accomplish that task.

There are several different parts to an HEI ignition, and we go through how to test each part. You would be surprised how easy it is to test the system if you have a simple multi-meter tester. By isolating each component and testing voltage or Ohm. You will be surprised at how easy it is.

There is a lot more information in the original article, and If you’re looking for a way to test your HEI distributor, this article explains how, and why Performance Distributors should be your go-to source. For that reason, I feel that, HEI Distributor Troubleshooting With Performance Distributors is a great piece to showcase in this week’s Throwback Thursday. You really need to check out the original article. You’ll be glad you did.

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Randy Bolig has been working on cars and has been involved in the hobby ever since he bought his first car when he was only 14 years old. His passion for performance got him noticed by many locals, and he began helping them modify their vehicles.
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