At Wits end with HEI Distributor - Page 4 - JeepForum.com
Search  
Sign Up   Today's Posts
User: Pass: Remember?
Advertise Here
Jeep Home Jeep Forum Jeep Classifieds Jeep Registry JeepSpace Jeep Reviews Jeep Gallery Jeep Clubs Jeep Groups Jeep Videos Jeep Events Jeep Articles
Go Back JeepForum.com > Models > Jeep CJ Forum > At Wits end with HEI Distributor

Nitro Gear Packages Now Available at Rockridge 4wdNEW!! HMF 50"-52" light bar mounting brackets!! Rough Country Jeep Suspension Deals at Rockridge 4WD!

Reply
Unread 04-24-2013, 08:36 AM   #46
Caish
Registered User
1987 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Arkansas
Posts: 602
Try this,
Run a hot wire straight from the battery to the distributor.
Now there is no question and see if it has fire and cranks.

If so, find a new hot wire that stays hot with the key.
If not your chasing ghosts in the distributor.

__________________
Join us on Jeeperz Creeperz on Google+
Caish is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 04-24-2013, 08:38 AM   #47
Matt1981CJ7
Web Wheeler
 
Matt1981CJ7's Avatar
1981 CJ7 
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Elbert, CO
Posts: 10,687
Quote:
Originally Posted by VooDoo2 View Post
The block has 2 grounds. One frame to block and one to the battery plus it has the straps on the engine mounts (so really 4 all up). YOu would think a iron block and a new lump of ali would conduct ok but no, it needed sanding and to be shiny to work
Serrated washers are our friends.

Matt
ec25g.jpg  
Matt1981CJ7 is online now   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 04-24-2013, 08:41 AM   #48
lucdog
Web Wheeler
 
lucdog's Avatar
1980 CJ5 
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: , Il.
Posts: 8,106
Of the 2 HEI's I have, both of them have a threaded hole on the bottom of the base. I run a #10 or 12 wire from a known good ground to this point.

image-3425716890.jpg

I think it's a 8/32 machine screw.

Edit, I guess I have 3 of them, this one is a spare. And don't forget the gasket between the dizzy and block.
Bill
__________________
1957 WILLYS pickup, needs work.
1973 J 4000,
1978 CJ7 DD.
1979 CJ7 360, TH400/Quadratrac trail Jeep.
1979 J20
1980 CJ5 trail Jeep.
1983 CJ7 pretty weekend and sometimes to work Driver in the summer, My first rebuild, if the Q-trac and 5 are broke, this one is the one to take. its just as capable as the other 2, except nice paint.
1984 Grand Wagoneer, 1 ton axles, great 360/727, and a big a$& tree fell on it .
1989 YJ the CJ to YJ conversion.
2005 TJ Rubicon.
2011 Grand Cherokee Laredo 4x4, Mrs. LUCDOG's DD.
Lots of parts not for sale, i'm a hoarder.
lucdog is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 04-24-2013, 10:59 AM   #49
86cj74.2L
Web Wheeler
 
86cj74.2L's Avatar
2004 WJ 
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Stouchsburg, PA
Posts: 6,951
Quote:
Originally Posted by lucdog

Edit, I guess I have 3 of them, this one is a spare. And don't forget the gasket between the dizzy and block.
Bill
Or you may have oil running down the block.
86cj74.2L is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 04-24-2013, 05:55 PM   #50
VooDoo2
Registered User
1978 CJ7 
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Brisbane, Australia
Posts: 686
Quote:
Originally Posted by Caish View Post
Try this,
Run a hot wire straight from the battery to the distributor.
Now there is no question and see if it has fire and cranks.

If so, find a new hot wire that stays hot with the key.
If not your chasing ghosts in the distributor.
Already tried this a while back and no go. It was the grounding.
VooDoo2 is online now   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the JeepForum.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid e-mail address for yourself.
Note: All free e-mails have been banned due to mis-use. (Yahoo, Gmail, Hotmail, etc.)
Don't have a non-free e-mail address? Click here for a solution: Manual Account Creation
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Thread Tools






Jeep, Wrangler, Cherokee, Grand Cherokee, and other models are copyrighted and trademarked to Jeep/Chrysler Corporation. JeepForum.com is not in any way associated with Jeep or the Chrysler Corp.