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Unread 04-16-2013, 10:23 AM   #1
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For the price I had to pull the trigger

I figured I would give this a shot:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/AMC-JEEP-CJ5...018ccc&vxp=mtr

For $70 it's a gamble I am willing to take.

I plan on replacing the gear with the one from my original. Any issues with doing this?

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Unread 04-16-2013, 11:40 AM   #2
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I bought the exact same one. Same vendor. LOVE it! Made good dyno HP.
However, the one I got was equipped w/a hardened gear. I couldn't scratch it w/a new bit in my drill press. Since I have new cam, I had to buy MSD part# 8005, an IRON gear, for $50. From what I understand, and was advised by the guys I trust here, this gear would have chewed my new cams' softer gear right up..post haste.
You can search the forum for "HEI install". You'll find some good info. Like what has to be removed to make this work best.
Now if you are using your old cam, take the gear off your old dizzy, and pop it on this unit & you'll be set!
Good luck, and let us know what YOU think of it and how it performs.
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Unread 04-16-2013, 12:17 PM   #3
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hei is the way to go
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Unread 04-16-2013, 07:08 PM   #4
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bought the same one for the 258 from these guys. Bought it when I was down there for the nascar race. very nice people. I switched the gear with my old one like the other guy said as it had a hardened gear. Been on there a year with no problems whatsoever.

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Unread 04-16-2013, 07:36 PM   #5
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I'm considering this upgrade on my 84 cj7. It is currently a stock setup and I'm wondering if this will cause me hassles with the CA smoggers.
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Unread 04-16-2013, 09:49 PM   #6
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Should burn cleaner, no?

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I'm considering this upgrade on my 84 cj7. It is currently a stock setup and I'm wondering if this will cause me hassles with the CA smoggers.
It should actually have a cleaner, more completely burned exhaust gas coming out. Google HEI emmisions and see what pops. I don't have that emmisions stuff here so I won't say defenitely yes. But, the info I have says go for it.
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Unread 04-16-2013, 10:48 PM   #7
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It should actually have a cleaner, more completely burned exhaust gas coming out. Google HEI emmisions and see what pops. I don't have that emmisions stuff here so I won't say defenitely yes. But, the info I have says go for it.
Thanks for the reply Hutch. I'm not sure if my understanding is right but during the visual inspection they want it to look like it came out of the factory here in CA. Is there someone who has done the HEI mod here in CA and passed smog? Also what is the advantage of the HEI vs Team Rush upgrades? Really clueless here.
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Unread 04-16-2013, 11:02 PM   #8
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I have the team rush done so everything looks stock (not that I have to worry about emissions) but as a bonus you can gut the stock icm and install an hei ignition module in the case. So I have the benefits of the stock look with the added performance of the team rush and hei (the stock advance curve isn't the greatest but many cheap hei's have a less than ideal curve for the 258)

Search for "team rush stealth hei" if you want more info.
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Unread 04-17-2013, 02:12 AM   #9
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I'm considering this upgrade on my 84 cj7. It is currently a stock setup and I'm wondering if this will cause me hassles with the CA smoggers.
I'm running the same unit and no smog issues here.
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Unread 04-18-2013, 08:26 AM   #10
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Thanks for the replies! Sounds like I took a pretty good gamble.
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Unread 04-21-2013, 08:36 PM   #11
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Ok, so my distributor came the other day and it looks different from the picture. On top is a cover with four black screws that covers where the plug wires connect. When I took the cover off, there was spring underneath and it popped loose. How do I make sure this is in the correct position when I replace the cover and what is it's purpose?

I'm not happy that it did not come as pictured. I specifically purchased this unit over others because of this cover. I just replaced my plug wires and now I am going to have to replace them again because it requires 45* connections.
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Unread 04-21-2013, 08:38 PM   #12
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It looks exactly like this one: http://www.ebay.com/itm/AMC-JEEP-CJ5...87dd07&vxp=mtr
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