HELP!! 440 Distributor, Head Clereance

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    josekh7 Well-Known Member

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    Guys, need your help i bought a pertronix distributor and found out my edelbrock heads and distributor dont fit. I had to grind a little off the head to force fit it. Do any of you guys know of a distributor preferably billet that can use my pertronix ignitor module, and uses vacum advance and mostly fit??
     
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    I'm pretty sure the mallory unilite will take that module but verify to be 100% sure. The unilite works with EB rpm heads. My unilite doesn't have vaccum advance though
     
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    Anyone?
     
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    Fishfly, thank you i cant find one with vacum adv :(
     
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    Don`t feel pregnant ! You wouldn`t believe how much I had to take off my raised port heads to get a fast fuel. inj. dist. to work. They used a chevy/short dist., w/ a Chrysler flat on the shaft !
    Anyone going that route, go w/ an MSD locked dist. !!
     
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    Lockedout? Wouldn't you want your timing to advance at higher rpms?
     
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    I used to sell Mallory distributors for that reason. They would work in the RB's. Carry on.
     
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    So i get Mallory works but is there any with vacuum advance that will also work?